Opportunity of a lifetime for young rural women: Are you a young woman with a desire to change the world? Why not enter the Country to Canberra 4th annual Leadership Competition? Ten young rural women will win an all expenses paid ‘Power Trip’ to Canberra to meet inspiring female leaders, be trained in leadership and public speaking, meet with politicians, and connect with other likeminded
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Funding boost for Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Centre: Nationals’ MP and Minister for Small Business Mr McCormack said patients in Forbes will soon realise the benefits of improved facilities. The Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Centre in Forbes is one of 67 medical practices that were offered grants across the nation, with a total of $13.1 million allocated under the Government’s Rural General Practice Grants program. “This grant will provide assistance to the Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Centre to develop a holistic approach to Indigenous healthcare,” Mr McCormack said.
Forbes Lions Changeover: The Ninth Annual Changeover for the Forbes and District Lions Club was held at the Vandenberg Hotel last week. President Ray Judge was re inducted for his second term, and will be supported by a committee of experienced members. The Forbes Lions have had a successful and busy year. In addition to regular activities, members were involved in hosting the State Finals of the Youth of the Year Competition which brought visitors to town from all over the State; and were quick to respond during last year’s floods, setting up a Relief Office in the HACC centre to provide assistance to affected individuals. Ray presented Certificates of Appreciation to Peter Bright for his work with the Flood Relief Centre and State Youth of the Year Final, and to Neil Lambert for his work with the State Youth of the Year Final. Ray is happy to speak to anyone who would like to find out more about the Lions Club. He can be contacted on 02 6852 2143.