Women of Achievement Award 2018 – Topsy Gibbs

Topsy Gibbs is the winner of the 2018 Woman of Achievement Award and was presented by our Club Director, Sylvia Kolarik with her Certificate and a cheque for $1000 to be forwarded to her favourite charity CWA Drought Relief.

This Award was presented at the occasion of ZCME’s 40th Birthday Celebration Lunch.

Topsy (right) being presented with her Award by Sylvia Kolarik.

Women of Achievement Award 2017
– Justine Hall

Justine Hall is the winner of the 2107 Woman of Achievement Award and was presented with her Certificate and Cheque for $1000 to be awared to her favourite charity by our Club President, Di Hillman.

Justine was awarded membership of the Golden Key International Honour Society and has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to providing developmental opportunities for staff and students in the ares of leadership, academic and community service at Swinburne University.

She has also volunteered over 700 hours of her time and skills to five (5) charities.

Justine being presented with her Award by Di Hillman.

Women of Achievement Award 2016
– Jennifer Luu

Jennifer Luu is the Founder and a Volunteer Chiropractor of “To Love and Serve” which focuses on and assists the recruitment and funding of health care professionals and other professionals onto volunteer medical teams for non-for-profit organisations.

These teams are dedicated to empowering rural and disadvantaged communities in developing nations such as Cambodia and India by setting up mobile medical clinics, building schools etc.

Jennifer Luu being presented with her Award and a cheque for $1000 for her charity, “To Love and Serve”, by our Club President, Di Hillman.

Women of Achievement Award 2015
– Michelle Gates

Winner of the 2015 award was Michelle Gates, Chapter Director – Ferntree Gully/Victorian Co-ordinator, Days For Girls International. Michelle has won a cheque for $1000 to be donated to her favourite charity. This was presented to Michelle at our General Meeting on Thursday 5 March 2015 to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Days For Girls International (www.daysforgirls.org) is a not-for-profit organisation believing every girl in the world deserves education, safety and dignity. It helps girls gain access to quality, sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness, by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits. Thanks to a global grass root network of thousands of volunteers and supporters on 6 continents, it has now reached women and girls in 75+ countries on 6 continents.

2015 Winner Michelle Gates

2015 Runners Up, Erin Wicking and Jennifer Luu

The excellent two runners up for the Award who each received a cheque for $250 to continue with their work are:

Erin Wicking (Chat for Change, Girl Guides) – Launched in 2014, Chat For Change aims to create a global community for young human rights advocates and supporters providing video/blog comps, public speaking opportunities and young guest speakers for events.

Jennifer Luu (Restore One) – whose aim is to restore one village at a time, first in Cambodia, then Burma and now Africa by the funding and construction of houses for poor rural families.
Website: www.restoreone.org.au

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