White Pages Covers Program
Pamona residents Dawn Gwynne, Brian Lawson and Heather Manders are Gympie White Pages® cover stars
December 8, 2011
Pomona residents, Dawn Gwynne, Brian Lawson and Heather Manders have been selected to appear on the cover of this year’s Gympie Yellow Pages® and White Pages® book which will be distributed throughout Gympie, Sunshine Coast and Caboolture from 30 April 2011.
Each year, Sensis, the publisher of the Yellow Pages® and White Pages®, recognises the contribution of local residents in the community by featuring them on the cover of its books.
The theme for this year’s covers, Australians Creating a Better Future, recognises people throughout Australia who have made a positive contribution to their community through projects or initiatives that help to make a better future for Australia. These projects have contributed environmentally, economically and/or socially to the local community and will benefit the next generation of Australians.
Dawn, Brian and Heather’s selection recognises their contribution towards the Pomona and District Community House, where they have served as President, Manager and Coordinator, respectively.
The trio, along with the help of over 100 volunteers, work tirelessly to provide the community with access to essential services, which includes tax help for low income earners, free legal advice and group kitchen programs.
Continually exploring ways to obtain substantial funding for the current programs, Dawn, Brian and Heather have worked hard recently to raise additional money to build an outdoor shed. Scheduled to open in May, this new area will aim to cater for a new community garden, extend the current kitchen programs and accommodate youth development initiatives.
The task of building a new outdoor area, in addition to the day-to-day running of the organisation, sees Dawn, Brian and Heather regularly spending much of their spare time at the Pomona and District Community House.
“We are so proud to see the House evolve into a vibrant and energetic hub that is so widely used by the community. We just want to make sure that everyone in the region can access every day, essential services. To be recognised for our efforts is truly rewarding,” said Heather.
Did you know? The previous local people to appear on the Gympie Yellow Pages® and White Pages® cover were:
2010/11: Caloundra residents Jackson Smith and Ben Savage featured on the cover under the theme Courageous Australians. Jackson and Ben bravely saved a man from drowning during a fishing boat accident.
2009/10: Buderim resident, Kendall Perkins-Brakels, graced the cover under the theme Creative Australians: Inspiring our Communities. Kendall uses her renowned artistic skills to assist local organisations and community groups including a recently completed mural called ‘Octypus’ Garden’ for the Nambour Hospital.
2008/09: Local Noosa restaurateur, Jim Berardo, was the cover hero for the Celebrating Australian Flavour directory theme. Jim launched ‘Australian Celebration of Food and Wine – Noosa Style’ in 2002 to provide local growers with a platform to showcase their produce.