Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-125837
Hansard session: Fifty-Seventh Parliament, First Session (57-1)
Mr MARK COURE (OatleyMinister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Seniors)
——Speaker, I rise today to thank and to congratulate a member of my local community, Brendan McNally, who has recently been awarded with a 2021 St George Community Group Award for his volunteering efforts at the St George Men's Shed. I am so proud of the enormous efforts that the Men's Shed goes to within our community to assist people with disabilities as well as community organisations like hospitals, schools and nursing homes. The St George Men's Shed in particular is open five days a week from 8:00am to 12:00pm, which allows members such as Brendan McNally to work in various capacities alongside the community. Brendan has taken part in fee generating projects such as building toys for sale at fairs, alongside assisting with general repair work and day-to-day operations at the shed. Brendan regularly attends Men's Shed meetings and remains a long-term member, even in his nineties. He is always up for a chat or a joke, and is a highly respected member of the Men's Shed. I would like to congratulate Brendan McNally for receiving this award, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.