Keep community organisations thriving by joining

With the end of financial year fast approaching, Broken Hill resident and wearer of many hats across several organisations, Sharon Hocking, is reminding members of associations that it’s time to renew their memberships to help keep volunteer groups thriving.

“Let’s face it,” says Ms Hocking, “without organisations having members who contribute financially or through their time and effort, we would have nothing – this town will die.

Without your commitment to your association, the association can’t be committed to you and your community, so I urge everyone to support whatever organisation you feel connected to in our region and help the executive teams to keep them alive.

“It’s time for association members to renew their pledge to keep their favourite organisations alive and well,” said Ms Hocking.

“With a shortage of volunteers with time to take on roles in organisations around Broken Hill, I do my best to fill gaps where I can, especially now that my grandchildren are older and my daughter isn’t so reliant on my support,” she said.

“Being secretary of Barrier Field Naturalists and Community FM 2Dry, as well as treasurer of Landcare, and the bookkeeper for St Pats, I’d just like to remind everyone to renew their memberships and show their ongoing support for the organisations that contribute to the fabric of our community,” said Ms Hocking.

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