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Chittering Youth Krew’s first meeting for the year saw 5 enthusiastic new members welcomed to the group.  They bonded over pizza whilst excitedly planning ¯Beats in the Park¯, this year’s major youth event, which is being held at Edmonds Reserve, Bindoon on Saturday 18 March from 2pm to 6pm.

The Krew recently said a sad farewell to two founding members, Courtney and Anthony Russell.  Both Courtney and Anthony have been on the Krew since it began in 2012, showing a natural ability as youth leaders and mentors to other Krew members.  The Krew won’t be the same without their cheeky sense of humour and fun loving antics, but they are wished every success with their future adventures.

Anthony said “I am happy to have been a part of the Krew and to have helped in getting some younger members on board.  I hope that they enjoy their role in volunteering and putting forward their ideas for the community”.

If you are 10 to 25 years old and have ideas about events, activities, services and spaces for young people in the Shire, the Krew is the group for you!  Call Lisa, the Shire’s Community & Club Development Officer on 9576 4600, chat with one of the Krew members at an event or connect through their Facebook page.

And one of the current members of the Youth Krew, Mitch Lunardi, was recently announced as the winner of Chittering’s Young Community Citizen of the Year Award.  Mitch was nominated by Koorunga CWA as an inspiring example of the positive influence a young person can have in our community.

As Mitch was the only Nominee his ‘bio’ wasn’t included in the program, so we would like to take this opportunity to publicly share details of his nomination;  Volunteers set-up, run and dismantle the equipment needed to make the event a success.  Mitch is one of these behind the scene volunteers.  As a member of the Chittering Youth Krew for the past year Mitch’s generosity with his time and community spirit has seen his involvement in ‘Wear-ya-Wellies’, ‘Muchea Youth Festival’, ‘Taste of Chittering’ and the ‘Bindoon Show’.  Each of these events requires knowledge, skills, able to work in a team environment, communication, dealing with challenging situations and underpinning Occupational Health and Safety requirements; Mitch is happy to set-up tents and marquees, provide fencing and bunting, assisting with marshalling; and dismantling and clean-up after the events.  None of this is achievable in one day; each event is a minimum of two days.  Mitch really enjoys helping, and is a great mentor to his colleagues.  Mitch’s get-up and go attitude inspires many of his peers, and the value for the older people in the community to see such a positive young person is uplifting.  Mitch has also volunteered his time with umpiring the Year 3 AFT team for the Bronco Football Club.  Demonstrating leadership and enthusiasm in whatever he does, Mitch is very approachable and responsible; always willing to tackle anything and is an inspirational role model.  Mitch has also volunteered to speak to the Year 5 and 6 students at the Bindoon Primary School promoting the opportunities of using young people in community events. 

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For further information please contact Lisa Kay, Community & Club Development Officer on 9576 4600 or via chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au.  This media statement has no regulatory value.


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