Rare find: Peter puts his community spirit stamp on the city

“This country, this state, this city exists on volunteers”.

These were the words of local legend Peter Simpfendorfer, who was this week awarded for more than 30 years of dedication to giving back to his community.

The Wagga Stamp Club member blamed his love of stamps on his grandmother, who bought his an Embassy Album and his first 50-pack from Coles in 1963.

Mr Simpfendorfer said it was the “start of a wonderful hobby”.

From there the Wagga Wagga man put his stamp on what was a small town, collecting valuable coins and post stamps; sharing his passion with the community at meetings, fairs and markets.

He said volunteering - not just for the collector’s club - had been a rewarding experience.

“No matter what your involvement, you get so much satisfaction out of volunteering,” Mr Simpfendorfer said.

“It’s a wonderful thing to do.”

I would like to congratulate Mr Simpfendorfer once again for his unwavering community spirit and his commitment to a life-long passion.

Steff Wills