Ebenezer mother of three, Mrs April Hoffmann has been inducted into the state’s women’s honour roll, recognising her volunteering and leadership in the community.
Humbled by the recognition, April was one of 25 women inducted into the honour roll and attended a function at Government House.
“It’s quite an interesting, very diverse bunch,” said April.
“Some of the work that the other ladies have done is just amazing.”
April said she initially thought she was being spammed when the notice came through of the recognition and reached out to colleague, Mrs Tania Materne whose name was also in the email.
But once the confusion was defused, April soon realised she had been recognised for supporting the community as a volunteer and fundraiser over the last 15 years.
“At the end of the day you have been recognised for what you do everyday… effortlessly and seamlessly,” said April.
“We are in an absolutely amazing community where people do so many things and I don’t see myself doing anything different.”
April referred to the saying, “many hands make light work” and refers to her parents, Dennis and Robyn Hart for instilling the community volunteer in her.
“Overall I feel very humbled,” said April.
“For me personally it won’t change how I look at things. The reward I get is giving my gift of time. That’s why I do what I do. The reward is being in a position to give back to the community.”
April said people do underestimate their own contribution and said sometimes it’s the difference for an event or something happening.
“I want people to be able to acknowledge that it doesn’t matter who you are in the community… everyone’s the same, we are all the human race and give where you can and show empathy and kindness,” said April.
April contributes to school, sports club and in her church and is a volunteer emergency relief worker for Lutheran Community Care.
She is known for her commitment to her community, boundless generosity, compassion and caring nature and is regarded in the community as an inspiring role model.
Married to Adrian, the duo operate Dimchurch Vineyards.