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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 Damian “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.


Photographs from the Spring Lunch 2015

The Podmore Foundation was delighted to host its annual Spring Lunch on October 25 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!

L-to-R: Llew Mullins (Yalari), Larissa, Podmore Foundation President Dr Bob Breen, and Waverley Stanley (Yalari)

Larissa Named Inaugural Yalari Valedictorian for 2015

On Friday 28 August, 29 Year 12 Yalari students from around Australia met for a celebratory lunch at Duntroon. Podmore Foundation scholarship recipient Larissa (Year 12, Canberra Girls Grammar School) was named the inaugural Yalari valedictorian for 2015. Congratulations to Larissa and all other graduating Yalari scholarship recipients!