A huge pat on the back to everyone involved in Rodney Live over the last several weeks in Rodney (and for the months before that for the behind the scenes team). And CONGRATULATIONS to Lou Collier who was the winner on the night.
It takes a huge effort to put on not just an event like this, but an event on any scale. And much of the work is done by volunteers. So while Volunteers Awareness week has come and gone, another thank you goes out to all the volunteers who help keep sports, events, culture and community groups running around Rodney. We couldn't do it without you.
Any event also relies on the enthusiasm of the people that take part. Heaps of people got involved in Rodney Live (I heard on Times FM this morning that the female singer songwriters were to the fore). There are plenty of groups around Rodney that have passionate supporters and participants getting involved and who put lots of work in as well.
And on that note, I would just like to mention the person or persons at the Waikato Netball Representative tournament on Sunday who pretended to be representatives from the winning teams in two of the grades and absconded with the prizes intended for the girls. SHAME ON YOU! Those girls (and their support teams) put in hours of preparation, got up early and travelled long distances to play their hearts out on a cold (but thankfully dry) winter's day. I know because I was there too. Good on you Waikato for finding something to reward the girls anyway.
Jackie Kay at AWRF 2013
1 day ago