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The Centralian advocate Fri 20 Jul 2018



The Centralian advocate Fri 20 Jul 2018


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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06 NEWS FRIDAY JULY 20 2018 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 AS part of the NAIDOC Week celebrations, MacDonnell Regional Council celebrated ten years of local government and services across its 13 remote Aboriginal communities. Offices were closed for the afternoon and local residents in each community gathered together for the celebrations as Council staff fired up the barbecues. Councillors and executive staff made speeches acknowledging the changes seen in their communities before presenting 10 Years Service medals to each communitys long-serving staff members. The medals presented on this occasion recognise the long-term contribution of its foundation staff. They will continue to be presented to all staff over the coming years on their 10-year anniversaries. Along with the medals, a letter from the CEO and a certificate were presented. Once medals were present ed, residents gave generous applause, showing their appreciation of each staff members contributions to their community. Community staff awarded with a service medal include: Leroy Riley from Amoonguna; Kathleen Windy from Areyonga; Rosemary Matasia from One of the medals. Council gives recognition MacDonnell RC celebrates ten years Finke; Derek Egan and Susie Lane from Haasts Bluff; Kathleen Abbott from Hermannsburg; Ashley Wiseman from Imanpa; Jeffrey Wheeler from Mt Liebig; Graham Hayes, Graeme Stuart and Lawrence Webb from Santa Teresa; Debra Claude, Durrie Farmilo, Malcolm Moneymoon, Malcolm Orr, Roxanne Ungwanaka and Douglas Wells from Titjikala; and Max Baliva and Ada Williams from Wallace Rockhole. Long-term staff who were employed in the Alice Springs office at the councils formation were also recognised. Included was Levina Phillips who began working for the council before the legislated start date in an incubator style team as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. Also awarded were current directors Simon Murphy and Graham Murnik, as well as the current Chief Executive Officer Jeffery MacLeod. The infamous Henley on Todd Battle of the Boats was spectacular last year. VOLUNTEERS are needed for this years Henley on Todd Regatta, with positions from surveyors to soft drink sellers up for grabs. The iconic event, which is being held on Saturday August 18, involves a full day of wacky events, culminating in the boat battle finale. It attracts worldwide attention, and has been running since 1962. President of the Rotary Club of Mbantua, Anjali Palmer, urged potential volunteers to get in touch. They are after people who wouldnt mind carrying out short surveys on those who attend. They also need bar staff, river bed marshalls, ticket sellers, and various other marshalling roles including for the parade and the gates. You get free entry, refreshments and a T-shirt to die for! We have drinks and nibbles in the VIP tent after the event for volunteers, she said. Let me know if you, your friends or your work colleagues would be interested in helping out for a few hours or the entire day. Expressions of interest should be emailed to hr@henleyontodd.com.au Volunteers needed for regatta VOLUNTEERS & DONATIONS WANTED SAT 11TH AUG 2018 OLD TIMERS FETE Would you like to spare a little bit of your time to help with this major Alice Springs event? Do you have any goods to donate? Please contact Old Timers Nursing Home 8952 2844 during business hours. Please NO second hand clothing.

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