Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly Kicks two Goals On National Stage!
Chairperson, Sam Jeffries, Delegate Coonamble Community Working Party Chair Ted Fernando and two Young Leader delegates, Nikki Orcher and Charlee-Sue Frail attended the Reconciliation Australia National Governance Awards in Melbourne in October representing the Assembly as finalists in the Awards.
Although not the winners in their category the Assembly were Highly Commended and won $10,000 for their performance. As finalists the Assembly was invited to submit a grant application for a project of its choice. The grant application was submitted for the Young Leaders program through Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation supported by the Brewarrina Business Centre and the application was successful. This meant that an additional $20,000 for the running of the Young Leaders program has also come back to the region making a total of $30,000 in funding altogether!
Assembly representatives spent the first day of the Awards becoming acquainted with the processes associated with being a finalist in these prestigious awards. As a result of its nomination the Assembly was partnered with a prominent organisation that can provide training, support and advice in a particular area in the forthcoming year at no cost to the Assembly.
The Assembly’s partner is the Commonwealth Bank and they will be partnering with the Assembly to develop a Communications Strategy for the coming year. The Bank’s representative will attend the November Assembly meeting in Cobar to start the process.
MPRA Young Leaders delegates - Charlee- Sue Frail and Nikki Orcher
Group photo – Sam Jeffries, Nikki Orcher, Ted Fernando and Charlee- Sue Frail
Acceptance photo – Ted Fernando at the podium with other reps behind.