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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 10th 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 11, 2008 5 Shu Fen's heart of love FIONA BRADY Shu Fen Wang, of Ashfield, is the NSW Volunteer of the Year. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP225589 www.innerwestweekly.com.au TRANSLATION: This story is translated in Chinese at www.innerwestweekly. com.au Video Online Watch it now at www.innerwestweekly.com.au AN Ashfield grandmother has beaten nearly 450 people to be- come the NSW Volunteer of the Year. A delighted Shu Fen Wang was presented with her award at State Parliament on Friday. Mrs Wang has devoted her time to the West Region Chinese As- sociation for 10 years and said she had really enjoyed it. ''To be part of a community gives me great satisfaction and the benefits of meeting people, offer- ing support, and making new friends,'' she said. Her nominator, Karin Cheung of the West Region Chinese Associ- ation, was delighted at Mrs Wang's success. ''Mrs Wang has devoted her heart of love to the service of the large number of elderly Asian- background residents in Inner- West Sydney and has made a great contribution to multiculturalism in Australia,'' she said. Ms Cheung also said Mrs Wang was highly involved in assisting members with their day-to-day tasks. ''She accompanies them to see the doctor, to Centrelink and helps in completing forms,'' Ms Cheung said. One of Mrs Wang's biggest achievements was establishing a choir in 1998. It now has 60 members and has performed in the Sydney Opera House. Mrs Wang, a qualified piano teacher, said she enjoyed sharing her passion for music. ''Getting out and about to share music improves the state of mind and health of participants, and their family are happy as they are not sitting around bored and lonely,'' she said. The choir, whose members sing in English and Chinese, will per- form at the West Region Chinese Association's 10th birthday cel- ebrations at 1.30pm next Thursday, December 18, at 2 Holden St, Ashfield. Everyone is welcome. NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Mayor hangs on after vote SHIREEN KHALIL FOR the third time in a row Strathfield Mayor Keith Kwon survived a no-confidence motion at last week's council meeting. Clearly showing he was fed up with the string of no-confidence motions, Cr Kwon said the movers of the motion were playing ''politi- cal games''. ''The movers should concen- trate on real issues and not waste other councillors' time and en- ergy,'' Cr Kwon said. ''I have only been in this pos- ition for two months and the movers of this motion must treat other councillors with respect.'' After an impasse at the council's mayoral election in October, the mayor and deputy mayor pos- itions were drawn from a lolly jar. At the council's first meeting independent councillor Danny Lim said the reason for the no- confidence motion was because ''the council had lost faith in the mayor and (he) is duty-bound to resign''. The no-confidence motion was also part of Cr Lim's 39 notices of motion early last month, when seven were ruled out of order, including a no-confidence motion in deputy mayor Hope Brett- Bowen. Both motions were signed by all councillors except the Labor coun- cillors -- Kwon, Brett-Bowen and Sundar Eswaren, who was not present at the meeting. The Local Government Depart- ment has confirmed the motion does not require councillors to resign unless they wish to. LIDCOMBE Factory Outlet adidas Factory Outlet 55-59 Parramatta Road Lidcombe 2141 Phone 9748 0577 WIN AN XBOX 360! ONE TO BE WON EVERY WEEK* SPEND $150 TO ENTER THE DRAW *Promotion commences 4/12/2008 and finishes 24/12/2008. See in store for full terms and conditions. Authorised under NSW Permit number LTPS/08/12230. 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