Community Volunteer

An experienced event organiser and stage manager, Chantelle has a long history of volunteering in her local community.

Over the years she has served on many committees and in 2014 was elected as President of the Cranbourne Lions Concert Band, a position she holds to this day. She also served two terms on the City of Casey’s Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee.

She has also helped organise major fundraising events such as the City of Casey’s Mayoral Charity Concert – “Casey Cares” – in 2018, which raised money for drought relief. She has also helped with other Casey Cares events in the past fundraising for flood and bushfire relief.

In the past, she has also been on the committee of BATS Theatre Company, the event committee for a Relay for Life event, and has also served on the Mordialloc Football and Cricket Club Committees.

She has organised many large scale events, stage managed many concerts and productions, helped backstage and in production roles on amateur theatre shows, photographed theatre productions and consulted for community groups.

During the pandemic of 2020, she has utilised her tech skills to help host online livestreamed events for various community not-for-profit groups.

In 2018 she was awarded the very prestigious Lindsay King Arts Award, which is the highest honour awarded by the City of Casey for contribution to the arts.

She was also nominated for Casey Volunteer Awards in 2011 and 2018, and was awarded a Federal “Holt Australia Day Award” in 2016.

Winner of the Lindsay King Arts Award in 2018. I am pictured here with my local ward councillor, Cr. Amanda Stapledon, the then Mayor of the City of Casey, Cr. Geoff Ablett, and the councillor looking after the Arts, Cr. Wayne Smith.
Winner of the Lindsay King Arts Award in 2018
At our 2018 AGM, I was given my 10 year service pin and at the same time awarded life membership of the Cranbourne Lions Concert Band. I have been on their committee approximately 9 of the 10 years I’ve been involved in their group, including almost half of that time as President. This was a big honour. The band also nominates and votes for someone they think has contributed a lot to the organisation over the year, and this year for the first time, they also selected me. What a night!
With my Life Membership plaque from the Cranbourne Lions Concert Band