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10 April, 2021

Crime Stoppers North Queensland volunteers recognised for support

DESPITE being formed just two years ago, the Crime Stoppers Far North Queensland Volunteer Area Committee (VAC) has been recognised as the VAC of the year.

By Rhys Thomas

Crime Stoppers Far North Queensland Volunteer Area Committee (VAC) has been recognised as the VAC of the Year after the recent awards held last month.

DESPITE being formed just two years ago, the Crime Stoppers Far North Queensland Volunteer Area Committee (VAC) has been recognised as the VAC of the year. 

On March 13, the FNQ VAC was invited down to Brisbane to attend the Crime Stoppers Queensland annual Volunteer Area Committee State Conference. 

This year’s conference was combined with their awards night where members of VAC’s are recognised for their service and committees are presented with awards based on their commitment and eff orts for Crime Stoppers Queensland. 

FNQ VAC Chairperson Mladen Bosnic was able to attend the 2019 conference as an observer as the committee had only just formed, 2020’s conference was cancelled and now in the 2021 conference, his committee took home an award. 

To be recognised as the VAC of the Year a committee must display outstanding resolve and devotion to Crime Stoppers in the form of fundraising, support and advocacy.

Being one of the youngest committees present at the awards, Mr Bosnic was overwhelmed with the honour and proud to receive the award. 

“We proved that we were equal if not better than some of the other older committees in bigger population centres with more support,” he said.

“It gives you a great feeling of satisfaction personally and to the committee as a whole. 

“You need support from your local community, so it rewards them as well to see that the committee they have been donating to took out a state award.” 

FNQ VAC Volunteer Norma Moloney was also in the spotlight at the awards as she was nominated for the Volunteer of the Year Award. Norma shared the award with another outstanding Crime Stoppers VAC volunteer.  

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