Jamie Lea

Jamie Lea was guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Numurkah meeting on Monday 11th July.
Jamie Lea spoke of her childhood, experienced extreme poverty and generational poverty, moving 22 times living in caravan parks. At Shepparton High School a teacher threw her a lifeline and she graduated year 12.
Person she is today because of these experiences. Persons who gave her a chance are part of her and responsible for her success.
Now involved in event management, teaches music, business and performance at GoTafe, social worker with Save the Children and Employment Network.
At short notice was involved with Numurkah Foodbowl Festival last year. After that success has now been working on the festival for two months, one and a half days a week.
In planning festival pushing community, collaboration and more artistic flair.
Theme: Bringing Everyone Together.
Planning engaging events from whatever end of the town you enter.
Starting at Skate Park with youth stage, Lions Marker, Long Brunch, Car Boot Sale in front of church, continuing with 100 stalls predominantly food along Melville Street.
Town Hall launch of Movies in Numurkah and Senior Citizen events in Seniors Hub.
Town Square family and children emphasis with train and jumping castle and Library children's reading.
Towards other end, RSL and Dyson IGA involved.
Those entering the town either end will experience something happening involving the whole town.
Community, collaboration, teamwork and partnership will make Festival happen.