The message below was sent out by Duncan McInnes today. I expect you’ll have also received it, but just in case……
And a well done to Duncan for organising, coordinating and implementing our contribution to this initiative.
Would just like to briefly wash-up on our Class Bursary – and wish all a Merry Christmas.
Those who attended recent 45th Anniversary Reunion in NZ have heard this report via Rowan Tracey.
Those who attended Alternative Dinner in Sydney have also heard this report from myself.
The Bursary Fund was promoted to Australian Classmates; to raise funds for the secondary schooling of Australian Indigenous youth.
The Podmore Foundation was established in 2007 by members of the Class of 1973.
Peter De Haas, Bob Breen and Ian Steel being the prime movers.
They joined up with The Yalari Foundation, a scholarship coordinating organisation for Indigenous youth.
Yalari was show-cased recently in an ABC TV documentary.
In 2011 Podmore was seeking to extend its fund-raising through other RMC Classes.
I presented a proposal to our Class at our Reunion in 2012.
The commitment to be $5,500 annually for five years 2013-2017.
I can now report – Mission accomplished!!
Many Classmates responded to the call and donations have totalled $29,692
We have supported two country lads through boarding school and onto university.
Thanks Classmates for your backing to strive for better things.
Thanks Classmates for your generous financial support.
Thanks Classmates for staying the course over the years.
I retire as the Class Bursary Coordinator with much satisfaction.
And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, your partners and families.