Eudunda’s Citizen of the Year is Anne Wilson
Annie – A happy, proud and giving Eudunda Citizen
If you live in Eudunda you are most likely to have met Anne Wilson (Annie as she prefers to be known) at some time since she moved to Eudunda. That was some 12 years ago, and Annie has been active in the Eudunda community ever since, volunteering for many and varied organizations during her time here. These include The Eudunda Hall and Catering Committee, Meals on Wheels, Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery, Eudunda Red Cross and is also currently Treasurer of the Eudunda Community, Business and Tourism Committee (ECBAT).
Annie actually has an association with Eudunda going back to her grandparents who lived here and worked on the railways and she feels comfortable here in Eudunda.
Katie Preston nominated Annie after getting to know her and working along side her, especially in the Eudunda Ambulance Station where Annie has been a volunteer admin support office for almost seven years. Katie wrote that she nominated her for her “passion and commitment” to her work in the community, as well as her cheerful attitude and ‘can do’ approach.
“I feel pretty humbled being nominated, it’s wonderful, but there are ladies in the area who have been volunteering for over 50 years”.
“Being involved in all these organisations as a volunteer has been important to me, as I love working with people and keeping active, both physically and mentally. I have come to recognise that so much of our community relies on volunteerism and in fact is the lifeblood of small regional communities.
“I am excited to be involved volunteering with others in a new project for the community, of the Eudunda Community Op Shop which is a sub-committee of ECBAT. We plan on giving the shop a makeover with a new image and upgrading. The exciting thing here with ECBAT taking on the project is that not only will the community have access to good quality low priced items but the money raised will go straight back into the town.
“We would like to encourage some younger volunteers to come help too. It doesn’t have to take up your whole life, just as much or as little as you want. It will be a great experience for you and be really appreciated too.”
PS. For those wondering – we chose the photo shoot after most of the shops had shut so that Annie and photographer/editor would not get run over.