Making a Home Run: Local Hero, Sandra (Skip) Devine

26 August 2021 11:00 AM

The City of Kalamunda recently presented Sandra (Skip) Devine a Local Community Hero Award. Skip, a committee member of the Kalamunda Rangers for over six years, is known for being one of the first to put her hand up to ensure events run smoothly. Every year she takes on several roles, as well as coaching at least two teams each season.

In addition to her multiple roles on the Kalamunda Rangers committee, Skip readily volunteers at all the winter sports her children play, as coach or support, and actively participates in her own sports.  She has been the President at High Wycombe Primary School P&C (and all that entails - fundraising, meetings, and canteen), and more recently Chair of the School Board. 

June/July 2021 Local Hero - Sandra (Skip) Devine with Mayor Margaret Thomas
Local Hero - Sandra 'Skip' Devine with Mayor Margaret Thomas

Fellow Rangers’ volunteer Annaliese Arndt said, “Skip is my sounding board when things go pear-shaped. I don’t know how she fits everything in, but she does, with a cheery grin.  Nothing is a hassle.”

Mayor Margaret Thomas JP recently presented Skip with a Local Hero Award at a small gathering. 

“A great way to encourage, motivate and connect with your children is by supporting their recreational clubs and activities and by leading by example - being an active participator also,: Cr Thomas said.

The City’s Local Hero Awards are a celebration of the people within our neighbourhoods who are passionate about making a difference, freely volunteering to give back to the community. The monthly Awards are proudly presented by the City and supported by Echo News. Award winners receive a $50 KalaCash gift card.

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For more information please contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999, email

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