Elizabeth is concerned that we are not caring for our pensioners who have cared for us and if elected, this will be one of the items on her agenda.
Pictured here with her Uncle, Amedeo Re who was raised in Northbridge, turned 100 on the 2 February 2010 and celebrated with 148 close relatives in Perth, Elizabeth feels a strong connection with the older generation.
Her Uncle was one of the founders of the WA Italian Club 75 years ago.
Elizabeth’s grandparents came out 125 years ago from Italy (on one side) and 80 years ago from Scotland (on the other), pioneering the Australia we see today.
Elizabeth sees the importance of families, with elders living longer, we need to teach our children to grow up and respect the senior members of our community.
Elizabeth Re won a $1000 at a conference that was donated by Bang the table (consultation group)to be given to charities of her choice.
Elizabeth choose two local organizatiosn who do a lot of grass roots caring in the community.
Shown below are the two organisations.
The conference Re-Generation: New Beginnings was the theme for the 2010 national congress and business expo, for the local government managers association and will capture the challenges and opportunities facing local government in the current environment of:
Issues discussed were:
- Major climatic events as a result of climate change
- Challenge to local economics due to the Global Financial Crisis
- Local government’s capacity to deal with existing and future challenges.
The first donation of $500 is to Saint Vincent DePaul http://www.vinnies.org.au/contact-national They are a local group who will be making up food parcels for local people and getting blankets etc. There is an office / shop in Morris Place Shopping centre in Morris Road Innaloo, the Convener for the Woodlands group is Stephanie Tenger.
The second donation of $500 is to WANSLEA http://www.wanslea.asn.au/2009/index.html They are a local group that organize foster places for children from 0 to 12 years old . They provide clothes, toys etc for kids as they often have nothing when they are removed from their families. They are based at 110 Scarborough Beach Road Scarborough.
Bang the Table Company organiser:
The guy who started the Bang the Table company and came up with the idea of the prize was Crispin Butteriss
Director, Bang the Table Pty Ltd
P: 1300 64 70 14
A: 158 Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 AUSTRALIA