Honourable Jo Palmer MLC

Legislative Council

Liberal Member for Rosevears

 

Community News

If you want to see what good sportsmanship looks like, just watch how our younger athletes conduct themselves at Little Athletics!! What a morning presenting the Endeavour awards for Launceston Little Athletics at Windsor Park. Congratulations to Andrew, Ros and their team.

The moment Richie Porte was lead into Launceston Civic Square. The City of Launceston RSL Band lead the procession. Emotional scenes as bike riders from across the north joined Richie’s family and friends as he was presented with the key to the City by Mayor, Albert van Zetten.

Shaking like a leaf, my dear friend Ros Burr accepted the West Tamar Council Australia Day Mayor’s Award. Ros is a great example of what one woman with a heart for community can do! Special to hear from Will Smith, a 2020 Australia Day Ambassador. Congratulations to Mayor Christina Holmdahl and the Council team for a beautiful morning. Citizen of the Year awarded to Miss B's Student Services

So joyful and emotional to see 61 new Australians at the City of Launceston Citizenship Ceremony. The bright faces of the children filled with anticipation of what their life in Tasmania will bring. So special to have Premier Peter Gutwein and Bridget Archer MP join Mayor, Albert van Zetten who officiated the ceremony.

If you want to be inspired, check out Camps Tasmania and its extraordinary group of young leaders. These guys run a series of camps throughout the year and I had the privilege of spending an evening at the Summer Camp for 12-16 year olds at Paper Beach. From across the State, these young people come together and experience true acceptance, new adventures and are supported in stepping outside of their comfort zone. Camp Director Nat, a former Prospect High School student, and her leadership team are truly inspirational. The camps are proudly supported by the Rotary Club of West Tamar.

You couldn’t find a better example of community spirit and friendship than the National Seniors Launceston Branch. Lovely to share in your final gathering for 2020. Congratulations to President Shirley Kirkby and her wonderful team.

Dancing Minions and a socially distanced Mr & Mrs Claus all made for a fabulous Christmas celebration with New Horizons Tasmania. Congratulations to Belinda Kitto and team for such a special night of fun and friendship. A big shout out to Wayne at Manion Plumbing for his generous support of the evening. NHT provides sport, recreation and many social events for people living with disability, playing such a special and important role in our community

Under a magnificent sky, the Exeter Community Carols certainly brought the West Tamar Community together. You can’t beat singing all our favourite Christmas songs while the summer time smells of sausages and freshly cooked onions fills the air, thanks to the West Tamar Rotary Club. Beautiful Matthew Garwood was a stand out.

Delighted to officially open the Legana Pump Track with Mayor Christina Holmdahl at the recently developed Legana Recreation Youth Space on behalf of Minister for Sport and Rec, Jane Howlett.

Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this project to fruition. I’m sure young and old will thoroughly enjoy this wonderful new facility.

Great to be able to sit this afternoon and chat at Masonic Care, Tamar Court. This is such a wonderful example - always looking out for each other. Always feels like a home away from home spending time at Exeter when I pop in for a visit.

As Vice Patron of the Port Dalrymple Yacht Club it’s great to be part of a discussion with Bridget Archer MP and club members around the slipway environmental upgrade.

Great to visit the Exeter Art Studio and support local artists. It’s not only an exhibition but a working studio for artists in the area.

Reunited with my commerce teacher, Marg Oliver from TAFE after 34 years. Congratulations on 40 years of service at TAFE and to all those recognised at the Premier's Long Service Recognition Event in Launceston.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Premier’s Long Service Recognition, celebrating those who have worked across Government for 40 years.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS 💕 Giggles and bubbles with wonderful people as we join the fight against breast cancer! Congratulations to Sandra, Mel and Launceston Football Club on hosting a sensational ladies lunch raising money for the Wp Holman Clinic. Many thanks to DLM machinery, the days major sponsor.

And the season is off and bowling!! Bit nerve-racking bowling the first ball of the 2021 season for the Beauty Point Bowls Club especially with my two boys watching on hoping Mum didn’t embarrass them. Really honoured to be asked to be the Clubs Patron for the coming year. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon.

What an honour to join the Beaconsfield RSL to present medallions to two veterans as part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. BOB WATT 4th Australian Field Regiment, was one of 5 brothers who served, they all made it home. JOHN McKENZIE a leading air craftsman in the transport sector. Their service will never be forgotten. Thank you to the Beauty Point Yacht Club for hosting us today.

Lovely afternoon joining Trevallyn Bowls and Community Club members as they celebrated the opening of the season. Great to join Michael Ferguson and Bridget Archer as they helped launch the 2021 season.