Greetings to rural, remote and regional women across Australia
I am continually reminded that the strength of the NRWC lies in its ability to link and connect women across our nation through the good times and through adversity. As our Directors follow the personal and professional growth of RRR women, we are in awe as we see women constantly challenging and enhancing the sustainability of our rural communities through their resilience - so many positive outcomes to share.
What’s happening in the NRWC?
The past… we say farewell to Karen Tuily. Over many years, the NRWC Board has been privileged to have the services of Karen Tully as Director, Vice President, President and Program Manager. Karen has worked tirelessly to bring many positive changes for rural, remote and regional women. Her experience, her wisdom, her professionalism will be missed – as well as the personal friendship. Karen has made my life so much easier, as we dealt with the changes the organisation has faced. The NRWC community wishes Karen well in her future endeavours.
The future… July brings in the beginning of a new year at the NRWC. We continue to create a space and a place for RRR women to connect and link with other rural women and other networks; to learn; to share stories from the huge diversity of women; to source information and resources about RRR issues; and to create opportunities to strengthen our voices to be included in policy discussion and decision-making in local, regional, state and national arenas. How, you might ask?
The NRWC Board is delighted to announce the appointment of 3 dynamic women to deliver and add value to our operational needs for the next 12 months – Karen Nankervis, Administration Officer, Melissa Boully, Communications Officer and Keli McDonald, Finance Officer. Each of these positions was advertised through all our digital channels – we were overwhelmed, not only by the enormous number of applications but the quality. The choice was very difficult as there are so many women whose skills and knowledge need to be used.
The Directors are pleased that we will continue to deliver all our programs with passion, enthusiasm, insight, excitement and energy, now that we have the expertise in all our operational fields to reach and engage women to make a difference.
Dr Pat Hamilton President, NRWC.
Three New Appointments at NRWC
Melissa Boully, Tansey, SE QLD
Melissa comes to NRWC with a marketing career including television, International hotel and casinos and retail. In recent years Melissa has operated a Marketing for You from her beef cattle property in SE QLD.
Karen comes to the NRWC with a strong administration background operating My Beechworth Secretary and also runs The Biz Hive – a networking group connecting with purpose.
Keli McDonald, Gunnedah NSW
Keli brings solid finance skills to the NRWC operating Kel’s Country, a business solutions and bookkeeping company. Keli has a passion for business and helping rural people achieving their business goals.
You may have noticed our PHOTO OF THE WEEK post on Facebook. We have received some amazing photos and look forward to sharing them with you over time. If you have a photo of you or one of your female friends, please click here to share on our NRWC Facebook Page.