Newdegate Citizen of the Year, Gaye Guelfi
Nominated by Newdegate Community Development Association

Gaye is an active member of the Newdegate St John ambulance service since 1991. Committee member since 2002, an Ambulance officer from 2003 and current level 2.

Gaye has attended many call outs during this time; she manages checking/ordering medical supplies and other treatment equipment.

She organised the ambulance officer’s rosters for local football games, the roster for the St John Ambulance officer’s attending the Newdegate Machinery Field Day and the show bag roster.

Gaye has undertaken many private trips to Lake Grace and Narrogin for patients needing transport when they don’t have their own. She is currently Vice President of the Newdegate Sub Centre and has been for the past 3 years.


Newdegate Young Citizen of the Year for a person under 25 years, Rebekah Dunkeld
Nominated by Ian Lloyd

Rebekah works tireless as a trainer for the Newdegate Football Club. She also coaches the junior basketball and is a dedicated committee member and player of the Newdegate Netball Club.

Rebekah was awarded Best Clubman of the Newdegate Football Club.



Newdegate Active Citizenship Award for a Community Group or Event of the Year, Winter Sports Awards Presentation Night Organisational Committee 
Nominated by Newdegate Community Development Association

The Newdegate hockey, netball, football club representatives steered by Emily Gilmore organised the annual event, themed ‘Gatsby Night’. The decorations for the night were marvellous and the event was well attended.

The winter sports finals embrace a major number from within the community.