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.​

2018: Proudly Created by the Goompi NAIDOC Committee

The Goompi NAIDOC Committee acknowledges the Quandamooka people as the traditional custodians of the lands and seas where we work. The Goompi NAIDOC Committee also pays respects to Elders, past, present and future.

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