2007 Volunteers Day
The 2007 Volunteers Day concert, held on Monday 11 June, saw the Adelaide Festival Theatre filled to capacity with around 2,000 people enjoying a performance of ‘Women with Standards’ from the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, as well as an award ceremony honouring volunteers for their valuable contribution to the wider community.
Compered by ABC Radio’s Peter Goers, the program also included a high octane performance by the Burundi Drum Club from Central Africa. The traditional Kaurna welcome was given by Karl Telfer.
A major highlight of the day was the presentation of the South Australian Volunteer Awards by the outgoing Governor of South Australia, Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, and the Hon Jennifer Rankine MP, Minister for Volunteers.
- Premier's Business Awards went to Agriexchange and South Australian Murray Darling Basin Resource Information Centre (SAMRIC Inc); Minter Ellison and Thomson Playford; Moonta Building and Landscape Supplies; as well as Savings and Loans Credit Union for their outstanding support for volunteering.
- Joy Noble Medal winners were Majorie Morritt, Lloyd Leah and Philip Tavender for outstanding volunteer service to government volunteer programs.
- The first Community Project Award went to the Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association for their extraordinary work on the 29 kilometre water pipeline to Andamooka.