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2012 Presentation Dinner

5 December 2012

WCLP Graduates
WCLP Graduates

Around 400 graduates, alumni, Council, representatives from our partner organisations and other supporters joined us for our annual Presentation Dinner at the Grand Hyatt.

The night began with a Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Joy, followed by a special presentation for LV’s Partners whose generosity has supported LV’s activities for 2012.

Our MC for the night, ABC radio personality Tonya Roberts (WCLP '03), introduced speakers including the Chair of LV’s Council, Garry Ringwood, and our keynote speaker Chef de Mission of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team, Nick Green OAM (WCLP '04).

Nick spoke about his experience as a leader in sport, both as an athlete and as the head of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team, emphasising the trust between teammates and “allowing others to lead”.    

Nick presented the 2012 Williamson Community Leadership Program graduates with their certificates, and graduate Linda Mellors spoke on behalf of the 2012 group.

The evening included the presentation of our 2012 video entitled Leadership for the Future and a Social Impact video showcasing some of the work undertaken by LV's Skills Bank and Greatconnections volunteers.

LV Chief Executive Richard Dent launched the LV Foundation, established to receive tax deductible donations to progress our social impact and relief work and to provide leadership development opportunities to people unable to access them currently. He also announced the names of next year’s WCLP 2013 participants. 

You can view some photos from the night on LV’s Facebook page.

A digital copy is also available of LV’s Yearbook, launched at the Presentation Dinner.

Thanks to all those who attended the evening, especially to those who made a donation to the LV Foundation on the night. Your support is greatly appreciated.