We are pleased to announce that tickets are on sale for the 2015 ZEST Awards Ceremony, which has quickly established itself as the premier event for the Community Sector in Greater Western Sydney. It promises to be a memorable night full of unforgettable moments, with the ZEST Team receiving a record number of nominations this year, with 117 inspiring individuals and projects nominated for ZEST 2015.
The ZEST Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 19th February at ANZ Stadium. Due to overwhelming demand there will be an optional pre-ceremony networking event from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, with the Ceremony taking place from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. Tickets are available for $65 each, with the opportunity to purchase a table of ten people also available.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend a ZEST Awards event we recommend checking out the highlights from last year’s ceremony, to give you an idea on what the night is about and what you might be missing out on.
So what are you waiting for? Click here to purchase your tickets and ensure that you are there for the 2015 ZEST Awards Ceremony.
It is with great sadness that WSCF is farewelling Nancy Nicholson next week. Nancy commenced at WSCF in December 2007 and has made a tremendous contribution to the organisation and to staff personally. We will miss her enormously and deeply appreciate her contribution.
She has provided great wisdom, humour, maturity and commitment to WSCF and her deep knowledge of community development and the sector has been invaluable. Among many achievements, Nancy created the original ZEST Awards, and leaves a legacy of many people acknowledged and celebrated for their work.
Nancy says “I wanted to take the opportunity to bid a fond farewell to the Community Service Workers in Western Sydney. The last 7 years with WSCF have been an exciting, challenging and interesting experience in which I have connected and worked with so many awesome individuals. There is much to be proud of and a big thank you to everyone. My last day at WSCF is the 15th January 2015. 2015 will be a big year and a time of change – I will turn 70 and look forward to having the freedom to enjoy what life offers. Wishing you Peace, Harmony, Laughter and love”.
Probono Australia has just released the inaugural list of the 25 most influential leaders in Australian not for profit sector and we are pleased to see our EO Mary Waterford on the list, along with other Greater Western Sydney leaders, Randa Kattan from Arab council Australia and Maha Abdo Krayem of the United Muslim Women’s Association. These women share a wealth of experience, risk-taking, demonstrated commitment to social justice and grass roots community work, hard work and mentoring others. We are proud of them!
You can see the full list of those voted onto Impact 25 here.