MORE THAN A JOB: Colleen Hoefler will leave Dalby’s PCYC at the end of February after 25 years of service.
MORE THAN A JOB: Colleen Hoefler will leave Dalby’s PCYC at the end of February after 25 years of service. Georgie Moore

Dalby PCYC staffer Colleen Hoelfler hangs up her hat

COLLEEN Hoefler sees her role at PCYC as more than a job; her co-workers are a family.

Mrs Hoefler will hang up her hat after 25 years as the organisation's branch administration officer.

The sports devotee began volunteering at the then Dalby Community Centre the 1980s.

"Because I enjoy sports, I was here a lot. The manager at the community centre asked me to look after the canteen one night and it went from there," Mrs Hoefler said.

She began working as the PCYC's branch administration officer in 1989.

"It encompasses all the day-to-day running of the place, and things like accounting and wages," Mrs Hoefler said.

"I don't look at it as a job. It's something I'd probably do for free. The pay is a bonus."

Mrs Hoefler said she loved watched people grow up at PCYC before bringing their own children back to the club.

One of those people is Sarah Dodd, who came to PCYC for work experience in senior school. She is now the club's Indigenous sport and recreation officer.

"It's been great to get to know Colleen in a professional way as well as a social way," Ms Dodd said.

Mrs Hoefler said she planned to remain involved with the PCYC after retiring at the end of February.

"I certainly don't want to break ties completely with PCYC," she said.

Mrs Hoefler said she was looking forward to spending time with her grandchildren and caravanning around Australia with husband Dan.


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