Woodend’s Jane Cozier has been honoured with a 2017 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champion Award for her contribution to the local community.
Ms Crozier’s outstanding commitment to Macedon Ranges community groups was recognised at a ceremony at Government House earlier this month.
Ms Crozier, who has lived in Woodend all her life, has dedicated years to running various clubs and groups.
She is the treasurer of Woodend State Emergency Service.
“But I’m not a hero,” she said with a laugh. “I don’t go out in the wet.”
Ms Crozier was also treasurer of Woodend Tennis Club for 20 of the 32 years that she served on its committee. During that time she took on the roles of president, vice president and junior co-ordinator, too.
Woodend Junior Football Club awarded Ms Crozier with life membership for her contribution to the club.
She is currently junior co-ordinator for the Macedon Ranges Tennis Association, and was co-ordinator of Macedon Ranges Basketball Association for 11 years.
She also ran Woodend Primary School’s uniform shop for 11 years and helped to establish the school’s parents and friends association.
Ms Crozier has passed on her passion – her daughter, Laura, was last month honoured as Macedon Ranges council’s 2018 Young Citizen of the Year.