Archive for September, 2012

Looking to the future

Looking to the future

The focus turned to the future today as the Frontier Services Centenary National Staff Conference in Geelong draws to a close. A diverse range of speakers examined the challenges and the choices facing remote Australia today and reflected on how Frontier Services can continue to build sustainable communities as we move forward into the next …

Laughter, friendship and fun

Close to 80 Frontier Services staff were celebrated today for their long service with the organisation in a special presentation at the National Staff Conference held in Geelong. Staff from across the country were individually acknowledged and called on to the stage to recognise their commitment and the time they had spent with Frontier Services. …

Frontier Services family reunites

Frontier Services family reunites

Stories were retold and friends reunited as the Frontier Services family came together last night at the Centenary Staff Reunion dinner. About 100 former staff, volunteers and supporters of the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) and Frontier Services travelled from all parts of the country to be there for this special Centenary reunion at the Geelong …

A ‘truly wonderful’ celebration

A ‘truly wonderful’ celebration

People came from near and far yesterday for a moving celebration at the Dallas Brooks Centre to celebrate the Centenary of the establishment of the Australian Inland Mission. Rev Gregor Henderson, Chair of the John Flynn Foundation and former member of the AIM Board and Frontier Services Committee, gave a rousing welcome and call to …

Flynn’s great outback dream 100 years on

Flynn’s great outback dream 100 years on

One hundred years ago today, on 26 September 1912, one of Australia’s greatest pioneering ventures began. The man on the $20 note, John Flynn, embarked on his dream to build a network of care for people across the outback with the establishment of the Australian Inland Mission (AIM). More than 1000 people from across the …

Welcome Bruce and Mitch

Welcome Bruce and Mitch

It was a very special and warm welcome to Patrol Ministers Bruce Slater and Mitch Fialkowski yesterday when they were inducted into the Katherine and Murchison Patrols alongside their fellow Patrol Ministers and Frontier Services staff from across the country. The induction service was held at the Geelong College Chapel, as 200 staff meet for …

Learning and sharing together

Learning and sharing together

The second day at the Frontier Services National Staff Conference has been packed with sharing, learning and a lot of fun, as staff from across the country get to know each other. Almost 200 staff are in Geelong for the Conference as Frontier Services celebrates 100 years in remote Australia this week. More staff arrive …

Centenary celebrations begin

Centenary celebrations begin

The Centenary celebrations had a spectacular start today as 30 four-wheel-drive vehicles, and 50 Frontier Services staff from across the country, drove in a convoy from Ballarat to Geelong College. This week, we celebrate 100 years of support for the people in remote Australia. By the end of the day, more than 200 staff had …

Compass tells the story of the Man on the $20 note

Compass tells the story of the Man on the $20 note

This Sunday Compass, on ABC TV, will tell the extraordinary story of the Man on the $20 Note, John Flynn, and how he began the work we do today at Frontier Services. The program will go to air at 6.30pm, ahead of the Centenary celebration next Wednesday 26 September, exactly 100 years after the Australian …

Rhonda wins national award

Rhonda wins national award

Frontier Services’ Rhonda Sawtell from the Ngamang Bawoona aged care hostel in Derby has been named the national Employee of the Year at the Hesta & ACSA Aged Care Awards. After winning the state award in June, Rhonda was awarded the national title for her dedication to supporting and caring for elderly members of the remote …