Finalists announced for 2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards

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Thirty-two inspirational women are soon to be recognised for their service to our local community as Finalists in the upcoming Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards.

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today announced the names of the Finalists who have been selected from the host of great nominations received for the four categories of the Awards.

The 2017 Finalists are:

  1.   Community Leadership Award – sponsored by Think Money:

              Deb Blakeney (Lions inPlace homelessness and DFV support)

              Carmel Crouch (STEPS)

              Robyn Elkojje (ComLink)

              Maria Faulder(Suite Three Hair)

              Barb Holden (Coolum HeARTS)

              Dr Lynette Maguire (My Wedding Wish)

              Jesma O’Hara (Neighbours Aid Community Stores)

              Vicki Stewart (Stewart Property, Mooloolaba Rotary)

              Rachel Witton (SunnyKids)

  1.   Community Volunteer Award – sponsored by White’s IGA:

              Audienne Blyth (Yandina & District Historical Society)

              Lorraine Buhk OAM (Alexandra Headland SLSC)

              Val Colley (Mudjimba SLSC)

              Marilyn Holness (Zonta Club of Caloundra)

              Natalie Jarrott (Maroochydore SLSC and Immanuel Lutheran College Netball Club)

              Joy Kefford (Guide Dogs Queensland)

              Gail King (Coolum Beach SLSC)

              Sharon Madgwick (Landsborough State School and Twinnies Pelican & Seabird Rescue)

              Linese Norrish (Coolum & North Shore Coast Care)

              Robi O’Keeffe, Smart Pups)

              Jeanne Parry (Mudjimba SLSC)

              Katie Thompson (Be Hers)

              Myra Timmerman (U3A Sunshine Coast)

              Charmaine Wheatley (Mooloolaba Rotary, Lions International)

  1.   Young Leader Award – sponsored by Suncoast Christian College:

  Nicole Carty, Miranda Crosby, Cassie Feldman, Faith Liberato, Alyssa McLean, Samara Welbourne.

  1.   Finalists for the Carer Award – sponsored by Sundale:

  Deb Anderson, Sharon Fulwood, Cathy O’Sullivan.

All the Finalists will be invited as guests of honour at a Gala Presentation Dinner to be held on Friday 10 March at 6.30pm the Lake Kawana Community Centre where the four overall winners will be announced.

Ms Simpson said she was looking forward to acknowledging these special women for the difference they make to our Sunshine Coast community.

“In the lead up to International Women’s Day am delighted to honour these women for the commitment they make to serving others and their dedication to our community,” Ms Simpson said.

Ms Simpson thanked the local business and not-for-profit community for coming together to sponsor and promote these awards.

“All the finalists will be our special guests at the Awards night, thanks to the generosity of local businesses who have generously sponsored the awards.”

“My special thanks to major sponsors Inspire Connecting Communities Inc and Volunteering Sunshine Coast and for their support in the organisation and promotion of the awards and to category sponsors Think Money, White's IGA, Suncoast Christian College and Sundale,” Ms Simpson said.

To join us in celebrating these inspirational women, please book your ticket for the Gala Presentation Dinner at http://www.inspireconnect.com.au/sunshine-coast-inspiring-women-awards/.

 
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