November 15, 2021
WRAD patrons Uncle Archie Roach and Paul Jennings will deliver messages of hope at this year’s annual general meeting on Monday, November 22.
Mr Roach will provide a video message to the AGM and one of his songs will be played, while Mr Jennings will read one of the winning entries in this year’s WRAD short story competition.
Mr Jennings and Mr Roach were earlier this year announced as WRAD’s first patrons.
WRAD Director Geoff Soma said the patrons were helping to promote the organisation’s good work in the community.
“The AGM will celebrate a good year for WRAD across service delivery, quality improvement, partnerships and client engagements and outcomes,” Mr Soma said.
“Our staff continue to support the local community and clients and families with alcohol and other drug issues and those endeavours have been reinforced with the addition of our new patrons who will contribute to the AGM and share their messages of hope.”
Archie Roach, AM, was inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2020. He was named as 2020 Victorian Australian of the Year and has been at the heart of Australian music for decades. His songs go to the heart of people’s struggles and hopes and dreams.
Paul Jennings, AM, is a celebrated author who has written more than 100 stories and sold more than 10 million books. He was awarded a Life Time Achievement Award from the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
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