Best Parma? Chef of the Year? Best Employee? Who takes the cake?
The Community Clubs Victoria Awards now Announced and recognising the Best of the Best for Incredible Community Work!
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, 14 July, 2021:
Community Clubs Victoria (CCV) have now held their annual awards ceremony recognising the best of the best in Victorian Clubs. Awards included ‘best regional and metropolitan parma’, ‘best chef’, ‘employee of the year’ and even recognised Orbost Community Club for their incredible work in feeding and supporting the CFA during the dreaded fire season. “Clubs in regional areas undertake some amazing community service programs assisting the local CFA and charities with fundraising and providing supports at times of natural disasters.” Said Andrew Lloyd, CEO, Community Clubs Victoria. “Accordingly, clubs are the ‘quiet achievers’ and real contributors to people’s lives through provision of social and sporting facilities in so many localities.”
The awards were presented a little differently this year. Ben Sorensen, comedian and host of the 2021 CCV awards took a completely different approach pivoting the awards online. Held during Melbourne’s sixth lockdown the approach meant everyone was able to participate. The awards were presented via zoom with a full video available after the event for those unable to attend the live experience or wanting to watch the awards again.
“The CCV awards were such a joy and privilege to host, seeing and hearing so many passionate organisations tirelessly working each day to better their communities,” said Ben Sorensen, Comedian and 2021 CCV Awards Host. “It just warms your heart and builds your faith in humanity!”
CCV is an industry association representing the needs of Victorian community clubs of all shapes and sizes. They understand clubs ‘needs’ and provide a range of support and advisory services to the club network across Victoria. Clubs are the life blood of the community from sporting through to special interest groups and venues. Their members vary from small volunteer-based sporting clubs, through to very large clubs with multi-million-dollar turnovers. All the clubs have one thing in common – they are not-for-profit entities designed to provide facilities, support and entertainment for their communities. The awards are a wonderful way to recognise the brilliant work in the community of the clubs. “Our industry achievement awards are a great opportunity for club leaders and volunteers to celebrate their unique contributions to their communities through the great work of not-for-profit clubs,” said Andrew Lloyd, CEO, Community Clubs Victoria. “It’s fantastic to be able to recognise the contributions of staff from licensed clubs across Victoria, in light of their dedication supporting community groups throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
This year Lakes Entrance Bowl’s Club took out Best Regional parma whilst Altona Sport Club nabbed the metropolitan award (pictured above). Travis Duffy from Bendigo District RSL took out the coveted Best Chef award with Harrison Caruana of RACV City Club taking home the award for Young Employee of the Year. Rebecca Bell (pictured below) nabbed the Regional Club Employee of the Year award from Ballarat & District Trotting Club with Jessica Lien taking out the metro award for Patterson River Gold Club. The Orbost Club took out Best Club Community Involvement for their support to the fire fighters during the 2020/2021 fire season. They were recognised for outstanding support in feeding the weary fire fighters.
CCV assists its members with a variety of support services including dispute resolution, liquor licensing, human resource support, training information and more. With lockdowns hopefully a thing of the past, our community clubs become even more important as we all band together to get back to doing what we love.
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