[singlepic id=364 w=320 h=240 float=left] At the recent 2011 Great Pyramid Race, Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt presented community service awards in recognition of two people who have consistently given of their time so generously to benefit the local community.

Mr Pitt said one of the great pleasures he had each year at the Pyramid Race was to present community services awards to people who’ve been tireless workers for the local community.

“The first recipient was Helen Cooper who has been involved in many organisations,” Mr Pitt said.

“Helen has performed the following community service activities in the Gordonvale area:

“Senior First Aid Officer for Southern Suburbs Junior Rugby League Club for the past seven seasons.

“Assistant Coach and Coach for Southern Suburbs Junior Rugby League Club for the past two seasons and Canteen worker with Gordonvale Junior Touch Association for the past three years.

“Past office bearer (Secretary and Treasurer) with the Gordonvale Swimming Club and Swimming Coach with Cairns Mudcrabs (Master’s Swimming) at the Gordonvale pool.

“In typical style, Helen was not present to collect her plaque because she was working in the community at Alley Park doing first aid for junior rugby league.”

Mr Pitt said the second award recipient, Evelyn Jorgensen, was also long overdue for recognition.

“Evelyn was born in the Gordonvale Hospital and has lived in Gordonvale and the surrounding areas including Aloomba and Green Hill for most of her life.

“Evelyn has been involved in many community service activities in the Gordonvale area including Meals on Wheels, Sunbird Lodge and Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation with Friends of Gordonvale Hospital.

“She has been a volunteer reader with Grade One at Gordonvale State School and Tuckshop helper at Gordonvale State Primary and High Schools.

“Evelyn has also volunteered in the kitchen catering for Southern Suburbs Junior Rugby League Club, Gordonvale Turf Club and also at numerous other local events.

“I’ve known Evelyn Jorgensen pretty much my whole life and congratulate her on the wonderful contribution she has, and will continue to make, to our local community in Gordonvale.”