A Call to Serve | 2022 Chapter

A Call to Serve | 2022 Chapter

The St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria hosted the annual celebrations for this year's A Call to Serve.

This year, we received a very high number of nominees and subsequently the selection committee increased the number of honourees from five to eight. The stories span decades of loving commitment, unstinting service and courage from Vincentians from both rural and metropolitan Victoria. We are very pleased this year to include in the awards, a volunteer from a program of Ozanam House Accommodation and Homelessness Resource Centre. We are also very proud of the achievements of our volunteers. Below are this year's awardees, please explore their stories and be inspired by their journeys

  • A Call to Serve | Alan Bailey

    Honouree Alan Bailey is one of St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria’s long-term contributors who are pre-destined to helping others.

  • A Call to Serve | Anita Williams

    Anita Williams describes her ongoing involvement over more than 25 years as an evolution: one type of involvement lead to another.

  • A Call to Serve | Cath McMahon

    Bairnsdale Assistance Centre which relocated to new and larger premises in 2021, is the focus of Cath McMahon’s dream.

  • A Call to Serve | Garry Liakoureas

    Garry made contact with VincentCare Victoria and became a client of Ozanam House. Garry’s initial contribution as a volunteer has transformed his life.

  • A Call to Serve | Lyn Fry

    Lyn Fry, who volunteers at the Vinnies Castlemaine, is one of St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria’s exceptional contributors.

  • A Call to Serve | Michael Iverson

    Michael Iverson is the longest serving Vincentian of this year’s honourees with his membership spanning 58 years.

  • A Call to Serve | Tony Goode

    Listening attentively and giving of his time in a quiet but effective way is a special gift that Donald member, Tony Goode is well known for.

  • A Call to Serve | Tony Keaney

    As a member, Tony Keaney has brought 30 years of skills and experience from an array of different roles and is always happy to go that extra mile.