The 2015/16 MD201 Leo of the Year, Katerina Blekic, has received a Victorian Premiers Volunteer Champions Award for Youth Volunteering in 2015.
Katerina was one of nine young outstanding youth volunteers presented with an award by the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday.
No stranger to awards (Katerina was also the Victorian Agricultural Society’s junior ambassador) she said the honour left her humbled.
“Volunteering has helped me as much as it lets me help others”, Katerina said.
“One of the things I enjoy most is helping other young volunteers gain confidence through their involvement with groups such as Leos.
“My family is also very community orientated and I would not have been able to achieve all that I have without the support of my family and friends”.
In addition to her work with the Sunraysia Leo Club, Ms Blekic is also on an international advisory panel for Leo clubs, and combines her volunteering efforts with work on her family farm.
As if that isn’t enough to keep her busy the hard-working Leo is also completing a degree in community development through Murdoch University.