Our January started off pretty slow but really picked up speed in the last week.
Our first event of the year was a Summer Morning Tea at the Mercure Motel, hosted by the Defence Family and Members Support (DFMS). We were spoiled with scones, sweets, and plenty of tea and coffee to go around! It was so rewarding getting to meet so many new people.
We were invited to attend a Mayoral Reception at the Civic Theatre on that same day. It was lovely getting to catch up with members of our local Council and members of the community after the busy period of Christmas and New Year. We were treated to canapés and drinks while talking to Mayor Dallas Tout and his wife, Janine.
Straight after the reception, we were guided into the theatre to part-take in the Australia Day Community Awards Ceremony. Jessikah was invited to give a speech on what being Australian means to her. It was beautiful to see so many members of Wagga Wagga being recognised for their actions in our community and all of the hard work they do to make a difference. Congratulations again to all award nominees and recipients!
Australia Day was a very busy day for us! We started the morning off by attending the Australia Day Community Breakfast & Activities at the Victory Memorial Gardens. We had a delicious barbeque breakfast before catching up with our good friends, Poppy and Leigh, at their Triple M tent.
We then attended the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony. We assisted Mayor Dallas Tout with handing out the Australian Citizenship certificates and gifts before posing for photos with all of the new Australian Citizens. These ceremonies are always such a special event and so rewarding to be a part of.
After attending the ceremony, we headed over to the 2AAA studios to speak with Ian about our year as entrants and our year to come as titleholders. We also put the call out for entrants for the 2023 Quest… So if you’re interested in being an entrant, or know someone who is please get in touch!
Later in the week, Rachael had the opportunity to head back to 2AA to talk to Alan on his Saturday Night Party show. She spoke about the Quest and the fantastic experiences that entrants can enjoy.
It was a hectic week for us titleholders, and we are loving every minute of it! We are so excited for the rest of the year!
Lots of love,
Jessikah and Rachael