Recognition for the NCJWA’s Melbourne branch

September 28, 2014 by J-Wire
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The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia’s Victorian section has yet again been recognised by the Victorian Multicultural Commission for its commitment to enriching the multicultural fabric of Victoria through the delivery of its programs and in particular its Caring Mums program.

The organisation received a similar Award in 2011.

Lorraine Raskin, Shirley Glance and Frankie Pinch

Lorraine Raskin, Shirley Glance and Frankie Pinch

At a special ceremony at Government House NCJWA (Vic) was awarded a VMC Multicultural Award for Excellence for 2014 in the category of “Service Delivery to Multicultural Victoria – Community Service”.

The Award was presented by the Premier of Victoria, The Hon Dr Denis Napthine MP in the presence of The Governor and Mrs Elizabeth Chernov.

Newly appointed NCJWA (Vic) President Shirley Glance said, “We are deeply honoured and proud to have received this Award which recognises our significant contribution to service delivery and enhancing the lives of others. Since its commencement our Caring Mums program has provided support to over 100 women from over 26 ethnicities. This has been made possible through the dedication and hard work of our Caring Mums staff and volunteers. We are also indebted to our funding bodies who have believed in the merits of this program.”

In praise of the Award being granted David Southwick MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services, Member for Caulfield said that,

“For more than 85 years the NCJWA (Vic) has provided community support and guidance for women in the Jewish community. Through the organisation’s efforts, they have been champions for social justice and the empowerment of women. Their diverse work supporting seniors, young families and interfaith programs has done a great deal of good in the wider community and I am proud to have them working in my electorate. The Caring Mums program is a fantastic example of NCJWA ( Vic)’s forward thinking and innovative policy ideas, enabling new mothers and women during their pregnancy to receive free home based emotional support. “

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