The annual Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) State Conference was conducted at the Beenleigh Events Centre on Saturday, highlighting the theme Diversity is our strength.
A number of NHW volunteers from across the Ipswich District attended.
- Ipswich District delegates included Jocelyne, Duchense, Greg and Amanda (Riverview), Betty (Dinmore Ebbw Vale), Dennis, Colleen and Pam (Harrisville Rural Inc.)
- Congratulations to all of the Award nominees and in particular to the Ipswich District Community Volunteer of the Year Award recipient Mrs Amanda Draheim
Congratulations to the overall State awards winners Sergeant Nigel Dalton of Mackay for the Liaison Officer of the Year and Mr Alwin Koo from Far North Queensland for the Neighbourhood Watch Member of the Year. Their list of achievements for the NHW program was outstanding and both were extremely deserving of the State awards.
The guest speakers were informative and entertaining and the key note speaker and Goodwill Ambassador, Ranger Stacey Thomson, was extremely engaging. Ranger Stacey brought back a lot of childhood memories for a lot of the attendees, myself included.
Members from Ipswich District at the NHWQ State Conference with Ranger Stacey and Sergeant Nadine Webster
Once again the State NHW conference highlighted that the NHW program is still active after 29 years of operation in Queensland with approximately 400 current NHW groups across the State with 11,000 members State-wide.
Ipswich district intends on expanding upon this number with the latest committee being Redbank Plains having their first meeting on Tuesday night, October 10 at 6.30pm at the Redbank Plains Library.
For more information on the NHWQ program visit here or contact the Ipswich District Crime Prevention Unit on 07 38171351.