Canterbury’s very own, Supervisor Rita Bakhos, was recently awarded the Karen Folkes Medal for her volunteer work in Women in League. Read the quick interview to find out how Rita felt about winning the award and her reasons for volunteering her time.
How did you feel about winning the award?
I felt really uncomfortable as I don’t like that kind of thing. I volunteer because I want to and do not expect anything in return. Having said that, it was a privilege to receive an award named in honour of Karen Folkes.
What sort of volunteer work do you do for the Eagles?
I am the Club Registrar, Canteen Co-ordinator, Assistant Treasurer and Player Record Keeper (games played / years played). We are one of the biggest Clubs in the Canterbury-Bankstown district and have over 400 players from Under 6 to A Grade.
What got you volunteering your time for them in the first place?
To help my brother out, who was the Club Secretary, Registrar and Canteen Co-ordinator at the time. Also, to spend more time with other members of my family, who were either volunteering or playing at the Club. I felt like I never saw them, so I thought I may as well join them.
How long have you been doing it?
I have been helping out for over ten years.