Chris Syrios receives 2021 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award


Greek volunteer Chris Syrios has been announced as the recipient of the 2021 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award for Burwood.

Syrios received the award during a morning tea yesterday morning at the St Nectarios Church Hall in Burwood. The award was presented by Member for Strathfield and Leader of the Opposition Jodi McKay MP in recognition of his outstanding service to the community.

“Chris Syrios is the welcoming face at the entrance to our Church during services! He has served on our Board since the early 1990s, with roles including President, Vice President and member of the Church sub-Committee,” St Nectarios Church said in a statement on Facebook.

Photo: Saint Nectarios Burwood Facebook

“We sincerely thank Jodi McKay for this honour and sincerely congratulate Chris on receiving this Award.”

The NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards program are run as part of the 2021 NSW Seniors Festival. The Awards provide an opportunity for MPs and communities to recognise the seniors that help make their community a diverse, active and inspiring place to live.

Acting Minister for Seniors, Geoff Lee said the festival and the awards, highlight the important role seniors play in the community.

Photo: Saint Nectarios Burwood Facebook

“This annual festival is about celebrating the positive impact of older people in our families and society,” Mr Lee said.

“These initiatives are a great opportunity for communities to celebrate their seniors and all the fantastic work they do for the South Coast community.”




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