Connie awarded Moree Senior Citizen of the Year title

Connie Potts

Connie Potts

Connie Potts has been named the Moree Plains Shire 'Senior Citizen of the Year'.

Councillor Stephen Ritchie congratulated all the nominees - Margaret Young, Frank Crump, Connie Potts, Lloyd Betts and Lloyd Munro - and presented each of them with a gift in recognition of their hard work during a Seniors Week luncheon.

Cr Ritchie said all the nominees were worthy contenders for the award. "The judging was extremely difficult as each person had made a substantial contribution to the Shire of Moree Plains," he said.

Connie has been the secretary of Probus and the Country Women's Association for a number of years.

Volunteering and giving back to the community is high on Connie's priority list as she volunteers for the delivery of Meals on Wheel, drives the Community Transport vehicle, and also provides transport for people to the airport and train station.

Connie provides assistance to members of our community by assisting low-income earners to lodge a tax return as well as helping learner drivers to obtain their hours required to progress their license.

Connie is committed to her church where she at times conducts baptisms and assists with anything she can. She also recently wrote a book that celebrated 125 years of her church within our community.

The Senior Citizen of the Year Award honours the achievements and skills of our senior citizens. "Seniors have spent a lifetime contributing to our community raising their families, working and volunteering.

"NSW Seniors Week celebrates the valuable contribution seniors make to the community. It is a way of saying thank you and a great opportunity for all the generations to join with older people to celebrate."