We are extremely proud of Rajanna Costenaro who was recently awarded the Whorouly Community Local Achiever Australia Day Award. Rajanna works in our Myrtleford office. Rajanna, who has lived almost all her life in Whorouly, has been secretary of the Whorouly Football Netball Club for some 20 years - and continues in this position today. She received Life Membership of the club in 2004.
Not only during football season, but almost all year long, Rajanna attends to football club administration work. She has seen this work go from hand-written forms to the majority now being reported on computer.
Rajanna was one who initiated and organizes the Breast Cancer Network Awareness 'Pink Footy Netball Day'. This even has been running for a number of years in Whorouly, raising much needed funds for this worthy cause.
Rajanna joined the committee of the Whorouly Memorial Park in 1996 and has been on this committee ever since - some 20 years.
She was a member of the steering committee during the very busy time of planning and construction of the Whorouly Community Recreation and Function Centre.
Rajanna (and her mother Libera) are on St Patrick's Catholic Church flowers and cleaning roster and Rajanna delivers the monthly church bulletins from Myrtleford. One of Rajanna's interests is gardening and she and Libera produced a beautiful wreath that was laid on behalf of the Rec Reserve Committee on the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day in 2015.
Rajanna regularly helps her brother Ed, sister-in-law Ruth and family in their catering business, and has always keenly supported her nephew and two nieces in all aspects of their lives. Rajanna is dedicated to her family and has worked tirelessly for both the Whorouly Football Netball Club and the Whorouly Memorial Park Committee, willingly giving of her time and expertise. Whorouly is very fortunate to have Rajanna as part of the community.
Rajanna responded by saying it was an honour to receive this award, particulary when she looked back on previous recipients. She encouraged the young members of the community to volunteer as you not only helped the community, but also got so much back. Rajanna thanked all her family, and dedicated the award in honour of Karen Chetcuti.
The Belmores Staff run various events within the office to raise funds to donate to different charities, generally to local associations e.g. Friends in Common, Bushfire Appeal, Yarrawonga Respite House and many more. Every dollar raised by the staff is matched by the partners of Belmores.
Our latest donations being $1,000 to the local State Emergency Services (SES), Fire Brigade and Toy Library. Below is a photo of our most recent donation of $2,000 to our local Friends in Common charity.
On 10 April, 2014 at the La Trobe University Shepparton Campus graduation and award ceremony at the Shepparton Civic Centre, employee Cindy McKenzie was awarded the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Dean's Commendation Award to recognise academic excellence in the year 2013. This is the second year in a row Cindy has been awarded this honour.