Port Elliot resident Ray Klecko has been appointed co-ordinator for the Victor Harbor Port Elliot Neighbourhood Watch program.
Ray takes over the role from City of Victor Harbor Mayor Graham Philp. The Victor Harbor Port Elliot Branch of Neighbourhood WatchSA works hand in hand with local members of SAPOL to help prevent and minimise crime in this region.
The original Victor Harbor branch has been going for 21 years and in 2010, Port Elliot merged to make it the strong organisation that it is today.
Volunteer members of Neighbourhood Watch work together to educate the community on issues like security for residents, as well as vehicles and buildings. They report vandalism, graffiti and any suspicion of criminal activity around their area.
Ray Klecko was born in a refugee camp in Germany just after World War II and immigrated to Australia with his parents in 1949.
Ray Klecko is married to Meg, who is president of the Historic Motor Vehicles Club in Victor Harbor, is a father of four children and four grandchildren and runs his own successful leadlight business Ray of Light.
He is actively involved in the Victor Harbor Port Elliot Lions Club and member of the Parrish of St Joan of Arc Church. Ray is delighted to take over the reins of the local Neighbourhood Watch organisation.
“The residents of this area are the eyes and ears of the community and do have a responsibility to contribute to a safer environment,” he said.
“Since moving to this region, Meg and I feel a real connection with the community through our volunteer work. With Neighbourhood Watch we can all work together as a community and support the police in their endeavour to combat crime and to control vandalism.”
An information day will be held on Thursday, March 22, at the Victor Central Shopping Centre and the first general meeting for 2018 will be held the same evening at 7pm at the CWA clubrooms, corner Crozier Road and Torrens Street, Victor Harbor. For more information contact Ray on email email@example.com