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Vote for 2015 Conversions for Community Volunteer of the Year!

RaboDirect is thrilled to announce that voting for the 2015 Conversions for Community Volunteer of the Year is now open.

The program, in its second year, recognises and rewards the hard work and dedication of volunteers in the Victorian Rugby community.

Earlier this year the Conversions for Community judging panel selected eight finalists from a significant number of nominations received from across the state. Each finalist was awarded $5000 for their Rugby community, $1000 for themselves in a RaboDirect High Interest Savings Account and an invitation to attend a Melbourne Rebels match as VIP guests.

RaboDirect are now calling on the public to get involved and vote to determine who will become the 2015 Conversions for Community Volunteer of the Year.

The eight finalists are as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Sandi Ash (Harlequin Rugby Club)
  • Vicki Callaway (Maroondah Rugby Club)
  • Bernadette Dinneen (Marcellin College Rugby Parents Support Group)
  • David Hawkins (Endeavour Hills Rugby Union Football Club)
  • Kevin James (St Kevin's College Rugby Association)
  • Mick Millington (Melton Rugby Union Football Club)
  • Steve Tia (Rebels Women's XV)
  • Nesa Tuigamala (Northern Rugby Union Football Club)

RaboDirect, Group Executive RaboDirect & Marketing and Conversions for Community judge, Greg McAweeney said the high calibre of nominations in 2015 made selecting the eight finalists a tough process.

"We were inundated with so many fantastic nominations in 2015 and the final eight are truly deserving candidates for the Volunteer of the Year title. On behalf of RaboDirect I wish them the best of luck during the voting period."

Voting closes on Tuesday 29 September and the 2015 Conversions for Community Volunteer of the Year will be announced at the Melbourne Rebels Weary Dunlop Lunch on Friday 16 October.

To stay up to date with the latest Conversions for Community and RaboDirect Rugby news follow us on social media:

Twitter: @RaboDirectAU and @RaboRugby

For media enquiries please contact: 

Charlotte James
Charlotte James Communications
T: (+61) 0430 011 798

Aleesha De Mel-Tucker
Charlotte James Communications
T: (+61) 0422 371 283

About RaboDirect

Launched in 2007, RaboDirect is an online savings bank that offers customers competitive rates on their savings and term deposits. RaboDirect offers products to personal, business and Self Managed Superannuation Fund customers and was awarded Savings Institution of the Year for a third year running by the AFR Smart Investor magazine.

RaboDirect is a division of Rabobank Australia Limited (ABN 50 001 621 120) (AFSL 234 700), part of the international Rabobank Group, the world's leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking.

Operating in over 40 countries through a network of more than 1000 offices and branches around the globe, Rabobank was founded in 1898 and has more than 115 years' experience servicing the needs of approximately 8.8 million clients worldwide, providing customised banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agribusiness.

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