10 Oct 2016 WA Volunteer Service Awards
John Prince was recognised for having provided 25 or more years of service to the Guilderton Community Association at the 2016 WA Volunteer Service Awards Presentation, held at the Constitutional Centre of Western Australia in Perth on 28 September 2016.
The WA Volunteer Service Awards program is coordinated by the Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC), and recognises West Australian volunteers who have provided 25 or more and 50 or more years of service to one organisation.
More than 50 people were recognised for their service to the community at the 2016 Awards and were presented with their awards by the Hon Paul Miles MLA, Minister for Local Government; Community Services: Seniors and Volunteering; and Youth. John felt very proud to be a member of this group.
John Prince has been actively involved with the Guilderton Community Association between 1963 and 1965 (treasurer in 63), 1969 and 1979 (president in 73 and 74), 1994 and 2013 (president in 12 and 13), totalling 34 years of service. He has been instrumental in the welfare of the community, development of Guilderton and conservation of the natural environment. In 2013, the Guilderton Community Association published his book, ‘A Secret No Longer’, a history of the GCA. The book is available for sale at the Guilderton Visitor Centre.