Farewell to Marie Lally AM
Marie Lally AM has retired from the Board of the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation. She was a member of the Board since 2009 and this now leaves 4 vacancies.
Marie with her husband Kevin have farmed their properties in the Lock , Kopi, Warramboo districts for almost 40 years before retiring to Tumby Bay in 2007. Marie’s dedication to her community and the agriculture industry is evident in the long list of roles she has had on boards and panels over the years.
She has served on the SA Arts Council for the Eyre Peninsula Region, Lock Health and Welfare Community Board, the South Australian Country Women’s Association going on to be the State President and then National President serving from 2000 to 2003.
Marie was invited to be a member of the Rural Women’s advisory Council to the Deputy Prime Minster. She was the SA representative on the National Rural Health Alliance Friends Advisory Committee and Chair of the National Conference held in SA in 2013, member of the Lower Eyre Health Advisory Council and an active member of the Tumby Bay Hospital and Uringa Auxiliary. In 2008 Marie became a director on the Australian Year of the Farmer Ltd.
Marie’s achievements are not limited to – being awarded Citizen of the Year for the Elliston District Council in 1998; awarded the Centenary Medal of Federation of Australia in 2003, for outstanding service to women in Rural Australia; in 2004 Marie was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia AM.
Grain Grower Donations to the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation
The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation now has an NGR number, making it easy for growers to donate a small portion of their grain deliveries to the Foundation. Such donations will become part of the Foundation’s corpus in perpetuity, so that earnings on the corpus can be distributed year after year as grants to community groups on Eyre Peninsula.
If you’re a grain grower and are considering putting a small quantity of grain at the end of harvest to a good cause, then the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation may be just the right choice to make. NGR # 13691533
www.epcf.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Community Grants Outcomes – Round 2, 2017
Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation, partnering with BP and Statoil, advertised a Community Grant round available through August 2017. Funding available was from $500 to $2,000. The Foundation received applications from all over the Eyre Peninsula and some of the successful recipients attended the grant handover ceremony in Port Lincoln in late November. They spoke about their projects and the Foundation Board and Grants Committee looks forward to seeing the outcomes of these projects.