Young Woman in Public Affairs Winner
The Young Woman in Public Affairs Award was presented to our worthy winner Maddy Balloch by Susan Shaw, Chair of the YWPA committee. Congratulations Maddy
Madeline impressed the committee with her commitment to, and achievements within the Girl Guides where she is a patrol leader. She has also held leadership roles with her school, and participated in community events at Anzac ceremonies, Zonta’s birthing kits packing days and the World’s Greatest Shave, where her hair was cut and donated to make wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.
Madeline exhibited a strong awareness of the challenges being faced by woman in our neighbouring Pacific region, and expressed future plans to pursue an interest in empowering woman in these communities. As she hopes to study aviation upon leaving school, Madeline hopes to marry these two interests into meaningful action.