Community contributor Eve Rayner is Lucindale s citizen of the year for 2015.
LUCINDALE’S Eve Rayner has been rewarded for all her voluntary work and goodwill over the years by being named the town’s citizen of the year.
Since her arrival in Lucindale in 1975 from Prospect Hill, Eve has dedicated much of her time to local service clubs in the community.
Eve has been quite involved with Lucindale Lions Club over the years, due to her husband Trevor Rayner’s connections to the club.
From lending a hand at fundraisers, helping with the annual SE Field Days, to driving the Lucindale Lions Club bus, Eve said she liked giving her time as a volunteer in the community.
“I drove the Lucindale Lions Club bus around for six years,” she said. “I really liked that, we would go to Naracoorte every other week for a social lunch or something.”
Eve has also been associated with the Lucindale Karting Club since it was established near her home on Naracoorte Rd around 31 years ago, playing a part on the very first committee.
She has been helping with karting club events ever since, doing tasks such as lap scoring.
“I’ve done it (lap scoring), ever since (the club) started,” she said.
Eve also plays lawn bowls and has contributed much of her time to the Lucindale Bowling Club over the years.
She is the current secretary.
As well as all of her voluntary work within the regional area, Eve also helps run the long-established business We Us An Co Transport with her family.
When Eve received the news that she was Lucindale citizen of the year, she was very surprised as she was not expecting it at all.
“There are many other people in the community that deserve it,” she said.
In saying that though, Eve said she was very “thankful” and felt “quite honoured” when she found out that she was the recipient.
“It was very nice of them (the nominator),” she said. “I’d like to thank them for thinking of me.”
After Eve attends the offical Australia Day ceremony in Lucindale, she plans to catch up with a couple of friends from Beachport and other volunteer friends over dinner at her home.
Tim Williams has been named Lucindale’s Young Citizen of the Year and the Yakka Park Music Festival will be awarded Lucindale’s Event of the Year at the Lucindale Australia Day ceremony on Monday morning.
Celebrations in Lucindale start at 11am in the garden near the rotunda and the official ceremony will be followed by a barbecue lunch for the community.
Naracoorte Citizen of the Year
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