Camden, New South Wales, Australia
Volunteer Sylvia Robinson
Member since 1969, Sylvia transferred from North Shore to Camden in 1975 on her marriage. Sylvia’s strong personal commitment to Community Service was entrenched as a child in England during WWII. On settling in Australia this continued within Quota activities and her community forming the basis of her long and distinguished life in Quota.
Sylvia has served as President, Secretary, Director and as District-Secretary Treasurer and 6 years as Minutes Secretary at 35th District Conferences.
The guiding hand behind the establishment of Camden’s highly successful Camden Antique Fair, Sylvia has continued to share in its organisation for 26 years.
As Speech and Hearing Chairman liaised closely with classes for hearing impaired which included arranging the supply of special equipment to create a classroom kitchen.
In any service area within the club Sylvia always combines enthusiasm with a practical approach to achieve positive goals. As Community Service Chairman Sylvia identified many cases of families in need arranging for appropriate support.
Her dedication to Quota is only part of Sylvia’s wide-reaching volunteering.
For 5 years Sylvia was involved with the Migrant English Teaching Program, working with women in their homes and helping them to communicate to manage their daily needs.
Sylvia has been a staunch supporter of Camden Red Cross; Annual Camden Art Prize Exhibition. She is a Life Member of the Friends of Belgenny Farm in recognition of her work in preserving the historic site of Camden’s Belgenny Farm, the oldest collection of intact farm buildings in Australia.
For 24 years Sylvia was a Volunteer at Camden Tourist Information Centre.
For the past 13 years Sylvia has been a volunteer with the Camden Library Home Delivery Service and is the only original member.
It is our privilege to nominate Sylvia for Quota Volunteer of the Year