Wednesday 6 October is the re-scheduled date for the presentation to the 2021 NCWQ Bursary Recipients. Full details are available here. We have all our fingers crossed that it will happen – this time. We can’t sit on our hands; we just have to plan and hope.
Changing dates for the presentation doesn’t impact on the actual bursary funds, as with electronic banking all recipients have received payment.
The E-Yearbook is well under development, with the expectation of launching it at the AGM on Wednesday 15 September. It will also be highlighted at the Bursary presentation. It is a great way of bringing together all of the bursary recipients, forming a tangible memento of their success.
My continuing thanks to Team Bursary – we adjust and accommodate the changes that we accept as the “new” normal..
2020 Recipient, Lakeisha (Lucky) Patterson is competing in the Paralympics. She has previously claimed “gold” at both the 2015 World Championships and the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After this time of disruption, we all wish her success for Tokyo and a safe and healthy return home.
Kathy has been involved with NCWQ since 2011 (currently on the NCWQ Management Committee), and has been associated with ESA for many years. Now retired, Kathy has worked in a variety of contexts, both overseas and inter-state, in roles ranging from small business to writing and photography, but the main focus has been in adult education.
A wide-ranging career both within Australia and internationally has developed broad skills in communication, management and coordination, adapting to change. Writing skills in varied contexts, evidenced by production of second edition of self-funded booklet on cancer experiences, distributed to support other women and their families experiencing cancer.
Coordination, team work and management skills in bursary coordination role, working with over 100 people, including sponsors for 40 bursaries in 2020; coordinators and selection panel members; and recipients. Flexibility in adapting established processes within the COVID-19 environment to meet the required outcome of meeting sponsor conditions in the selection and recognition of bursary recipients. Kathy is the NCWQ Bursary Program Manager.