The Inaugural Goompi NAIDOC Gala Dinner + Awards night was held on Saturday 7 July 2018 at the Dunwich Hall. The night was about celebrating our community, especially our women - check out who won an award below:
Elder of the Year: Aunty Lyn Shipway and Aunty Evelyn Park
Demonstrates leadership in the community, represents honesty, fairness, kindness, generously shares their wisdom and experience, unites and strengthens our community
Sports person of the Year: Dorinda Stone
Competed in their chosen sport at local, regional, state or national level or a grand final.
Community person of the Year: Aunty Maureen Myers
Goes above and beyond for their community, works tirelessly, volunteers their time, helps people in times of need, is humble and modest, shies away from the limelight, is a model citizens.
Scholar of the Year: Chris Day
Achieved outstanding academic results in their chosen field, graduated with Distinction/Honours and are using their skills to give back to the community.
Artist of the Year: Belinda Close
Has their work displayed/exhibited, has performed in shows, has been commissioned to design promotional and marketing material, conducted workshops.
Employee of the Year: Karen O'Brien
Goes above and beyond in their or official role; has a level of professionalism, relevant qualifications and experience, offers a follow up service, reliability and communication skills.
Woman of the Year: Alexis Bell and Kyanne Burns
Outstanding Aunty, mother, grandmother, Sister, Daughter.