Cassidy (L) and Mia ® at the Murama Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Summit

Podmore Scholarship Recipient Attends National Indigenous Youth Summit

Mia, the recipient of the Podmore Foundation’s ADFA Graduates’ Association Scholarship, and this year’s recipient of the Professor Mick Dodson AM and Governor General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC Scholarship for Leadership, represented Canberra Girls Grammar School at the Murama Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Summit on 16-17 October 2016.


On! On! City2Surf 2016

This is the first time in the 8 years The Podmore Foundation has participated in the City2Surf that we were not standing at the start line FRRREEEEEEZZZZIINNNNNGGGG. Not a breath of wind and the sun was shining. Absolutely magic weather. No jumpers required as we warmed up, stretched, took photos, made new friends and enjoyed the loud music and atmosphere.

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The Podmore Foundation featured in The Country Web

The Podmore Foundation and its motto of Returning Opportunity was recently featured in The Country Web newsletter, an annual publication  produced by the Department of Primary Industries Rural Women’s Network. The article features the Podmore Foundation’s Spring Lunch in 2015 and its guest speaker, Jessa Rogers’s message: ”You are braver than you think and stronger than you seem. The journey of education is a wonderful one, one that will allow you choice in life and the ability to contribute much to your people.”


Scholarship Presentation Lunch 2016 Photos

The Podmore Foundation was delighted to host its annual Scholarship Presentation Lunch on 5 June 2016 at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. Podmore thanks all of its supporters and benefactors for attending the Lunch to celebrate Returning Opportunity in good company, and most importantly for their ongoing support to Podmore’s scholarship recipients. Thanks to Peter Breen for acting as Podmore’s official photographer on the day!


Scholarship Presentation Lunch 2016 – Scholarships and President’s Address

On a cold and wet day, the Podmore Foundation welcomed its supporters and scholarship recipients and proudly presented scholarships to its eight scholarship recipients for 2016. The guest speaker, Melinda Mitchell, a lawyer for the Royal Australian Air Force, gave a powerful speech on her experiences with education, and working with indigenous communities. Scholarship certificates were presented by Major General Roger Powell (Ret’d).


Brigadier Damien “Dolly” Roche Golf Day

The year commenced for the Podmore Foundation in a very poignant way with the inaugural Brigadier Damian “Dolly” Roche golf day on 7 January. Many of Damian’s friends and supporters turned out on a very warm day for a great round of golf at the Federal Golf Club.