Annette Mason has been a stalwart for Waroona Amateur Basketball Association Inc. (WABA) for nearly forty years! She is held in the highest respects by adults and children alike, as a player, umpire and very active committee member. In this time, she has held many roles and positions, including President, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Country Championships Coordinator, Uniform Coordinator, Umpire, Umpire Coordinator, KidSport Officer, team manager, scorer and anything else that was required. Annette was awarded a Life Membership in 2010.
Through her involvement with WABA, and with her desire to provide as many people as possible with the same opportunities, regardless of age, ability or background, Annette created the KidSport Officer position in a number of local sporting clubs, which she still currently holds. Annette is a well-recognised and well respected volunteer not only in the Waroona community, but also the greater Peel region. She has been involved in a number of projects, initiatives, events and organisations across many parts of the Peel region. Annette also volunteers with Waroona Netball Association. Annette played netball from 1972 to 2010, and has held (and continues to hold) a number of committee roles for over 30 years! This September was awarded Life Membership of South West Region Netball.
Annette also assists a number of other community groups and individuals.
Meals on Wheels
Annette first became involved in the mid- Eighties, assisting her mother, and inherited the role of Chairperson when her mother’s help declined. Meals on Wheels is not funded so the local people who run it are responsible for not only delivery but it’s economic viability. Annette has been on the Executive Committee for over 20 years, as well as still taking her turn to do deliveries!
Annette also spent many years on the School Council and though she has no children in attendance, still holds a key role liaising with the Principal on matters such as gaining Independent Status and recruitment.
Quambie Park/ Community Car
She also sells Chocolate Fundraising parcels, donating funds to both Quambie Park and Community Car project – she does these with a degree of anonymity and without fanfare.
Waroona Nursing Mothers
She formed Waroona Nursing Mothers in 1986 and assisted new mothers through that forum for about 6 years.