John Walker hosted a truly delightful, engaging and inspiring conversation with Suzanne Young at the Regent Cinema recently.  Fantastic venue, great audience and 90 minutes of insight into the life and thoughts of one of Australia’s most influential women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUZANNE YOUNG IMPRESSES ON HER FIRST DAY
IN ‘TOUGHEST JOB IN THE NRL’

Sydney Morning Herald, 18 Nov 2014

Once touted as ‘the most powerful woman in rugby league’ with the ‘toughest job in the NRL’, ex-Chief Operating Officer Suzanne Young has  led major change initiatives in some of our biggest companies including IAG, Qantas, the Commonwealth Bank and Unisys and served on the Boards of well known not for profit organisations including the McGrath Foundation and Surf Life Saving Australia.

Suzanne’s determination set her apart during her schooling at The Scots School Albury and it has continued to stand her in good stead to this day.

Enjoy a fascinating hour as John Walker speaks with Suzanne about juggling the competing demands of work, family, love and life, overcoming challenges and staying sane in this crazy world.

Saturday 13th May 2017
4.30pm – 7.00pm
Regent Cinemas, Dean St, Albury
$35 includes drink on arrival and finger food

Tickets available www.trybooking.com/PIVU

A CHARITY EVENT TO SUPPORT BORDER TRUST,
YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Thank you to our generous sponsors

 

 


John Walker with Charles Waterstreet

John Walker with Charles Waterstreet

 

We thank our event host John Walker and all our event sponsors & guests. We especially thank our 2015 “famous local” CHARLES WATERSTREET.

Generously hosted by Regent Cinemas Albury Wodonga and presented by John Walker, the “Conversation” with Charles was lively and entertaining. The audience was afforded a rare insight into Charles’s early life in Albury and his schooling & university exploits. Charles shared stories from his career as a Criminal Barrister and anecdotes about the cases and characters he has defended.

Many of the audience members were aware of Charles involvement as a producer of theatre & films and as a publisher of two memoirs. His insights, revelations & disclosures certainly kept us entertained.

Border Trust would like to thank the 200 guests who generously supported this event which is our major fund raiser for the year.  These “on the Couch” events have proved a fantastic showcase for local personalities to shine and share their stories. We look forward to another great event in 2016…

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Matina Jewell “On the Couch” at Regent Cinemas Albury

  CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE: An ‘on the couch’ conversation featuring Matina Jewell.

October 2014.   Border Trust was delighted to present our third annual On the Couch conversation and thank our featured guest,  retired UN Peacekeeper and extraordinary local, Matina Jewell.

Matina’s  distinguished military career culminated with a coveted posting to serve as part of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) in the Middle East where she was “Caught in the Crossfire” when full-scale war erupted between Israel and Lebanon in 2006.  Today  Matina holds a number of distinguished Government and not for profit board positions. She lives locally in Wodonga with her husband and daughter.

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Our host John Walker steered the conversation with Matina’s images and movie clips prompting behind the scenes stories and intimate recollections.

 

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Guests enjoy refreshments prior to the presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hume Raffle winner

Big Thanks to Hume Bank, our generous sponsors of $500 Raffle Prize. Winner Kerry Horsley (centre) with Glenys Atkins & Gemma Noordewier of Hume Bank.

 

 

Our special thanks to HUME BANK, and PHEIFFER WINES for donating prizes to our
“On the Couch” Raffle, drawn on the night.

The winner of the $500 Hume Bank Voucher prize is Kerry Horsley and the second prize of
one dozen Pheiffer Wines was won by Tony Jackson.

 

 

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Special thanks to our event partners and sponsors

 


An “On the Couch Conversation” with Barrie Cassidy.

May 2013: At the annual Border Trust “Ön the Couch” event where we interview a “Famous Local”, our audience was treated to fascinating stories and inside information.
Growing up in Chiltern, Barrie started his career straight out of high school as a cadet journalist with the Border Mail, Albury.Today he is one of Australia’s most experienced political commentators, having covered federal politics since the late 1970s. From that time he has been involved in twelve federal elections, two of them as senior adviser and press secretary to Prime Minister, Bob Hawke.
Barrie has worked as a foreign correspondent in political capitals, Washington and Brussels. He has hosted the ABC Television program, The 7.30 Report, has been host of Insiders for the past ten years, is a successful author and also hosts ABC Televisions sporting commentary program, Öffsiders.

Hosted by John Walker, the conversation and audio visual was entertaining and insightful giving all those in attendance a unique and vibrant look into the world of politics !

This event is a major fundraiser for Border Trust and we thank Barrie for his time and energy in making the event a great success.

Thank you to all who attended to support Border Trust and to our sponsors for their generous support.

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John Walker hosts Barrie Cassidy on stage at Regent Cinema Albury Wodonga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Tim Fischer AC.

INAUGURAL “ON THE COUCH” CONVERSATION WITH A FAMOUS LOCAL 

Border Trust introduced a special event – The “On the Couch Conversation with a Famous Local” in 2012, where our special guest was The Hon. Tim Fischer AC. Tim spoke with our convenor, John Walker about his 1,000 days in Rome as Australia’s first resident Ambassador to the Holy See, in Rome.

 P1000206The event was held at Regent Cinemas Albury Wodonga where an audience of close to 200 enjoyed a unique insight into life in Rome.

Our MC for the night, John Walker, guided the  conversation with Mr Fischer, which was an intimate and often quirky look at his time overseas. The Canonisation of Mary McKillop, the first journey of the Caritas Express from the Vatican’s own railway station, journeys further afield to places such as Jerusalem and the incredible library stored underneath the Vatican were all documented in photograph and personal stories.

This was a slide night unlike any other!

Border Trust warmly thanks everyone who attended the event together with our wonderful team of event sponsors: Regent Cinemas Albury, Hume Building Society, Pfeiffer Wines and Wodonga TAFE.