Women’s Health Loddon Mallee warmly invites you to join us for our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 9th November, with special guest Nelly Thomas – Multi-talented, award-winning Australian comedian, author and broadcaster.
We’ll be reflecting on the year, celebrating some of our achievements, and providing an overview of the organisation’s financial position.
This AGM will be held at Omari, Bendigo Botanic Gardens, where we will be live streaming the event for those unable to attend in person.
Registration is essential for those wishing to attend the in-person event. We hope you can make it.
Date: Thursday 9th November
Venue: Omari Bendigo Botanic Gardens
27-32 Hamelin Street
White Hills, Victoria
This meeting will also be live streamed online. Details on how to view will be distributed prior to the event.
Nelly Thomas is a multi-talented, award-winning Australian comedian, author and broadcaster. She is also well-known for her media commentary, speaking and expert facilitation.
In 2022 Nelly launched the smash-hit podcast The Single Life of Us. With close to 1,000,000 downloads, it has been featured on Ch9, Ch7 and is consistently in Apple and Spotify’s Top 20 podcasts in Australia. It was nominated for “Best Sex and Relationships Podcast” in the 2022 Australian Podcast Awards. Watch this space for her new podcast out in 2023.
Nelly started in stand-up comedy in 2002 by accident. After years working in the community and education sectors she attended the Jeez Louise Funny Women’s Forum and got roped into giving comedy a go. Six months later she won the National Raw Comedy Competition and found herself doing a show at the Edinburgh Fringe! She has been on stage ever since.
Comedy has taken Nelly all over the world, but she now prefers the quiet life of mum, author, podcaster and media personality.
Nelly is highly sought-after as a key-note speaker, facilitator and MC. She is known for her warmth; as well as her ability to speak to important and sometimes difficult subjects with wit and intelligence. She is a regular guest on ABC Melbourne Radio, Radio National, News Breakfast and various other programs. She also appears on a range of popular podcasts.
Nelly was listed as one of Australia’s “most innovative thinkers” in The Age Newspaper and was featured on the ABC’s Big Ideas: The Smartest Stuff on TV, Radio and Online.
Nelly is the author of four books including three highly successful children’s books – Some Girls (2017), Some Boys (2018) and Some Brains: a book celebrating neurodiversity (2019). These books have been lauded for their contribution to diversity and humour in children’s literature and one was nominated for the 2002 International Outstanding Books on Disability. She is also the author of two books for adults: What Women Want (a collection of essays) and Some Mums are Fat Molls (a filthy, raucous picture book for adults). She writes extensively in the Australian press.
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, work and play. We celebrate and respect the unique cultural and spiritual relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples share with the lands, sky and waters and the ongoing contribution their cultures make to the life of the region.
As we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future, we pledge our commitment towards reconciliation and justice. We recognise the strength and resilience of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and are dedicated to a future in which they feel connected, empowered and safe within the communities of the Loddon Mallee region.
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