Catherine Kirby, a local Sandringham mother, educator and champion, is the deserving recipient of the 2020 Joan Kirner Award. The Parents Victoria award recognises the outstanding contributions made by parents to the life of their local school communities. Be it driving buses, assisting with school productions or simply getting things done around Sandringham College, Catherine has never failed to generously give of her time and talents. In my view Catherine is living proof that bureaucracies and institutions are no match for powerful contributions made by selfless individuals who shape the character of our communities. Congratulations, and thank you, Catherine.