Prayer Breakfast – 26 May 2017
The 2017 Wollongong Prayer Breakfast will be held from 7AM – 8:30AM on Friday 26th of May 2017 at the City Beach Function Centre, Marine Drive Wollongong. The purpose of the annual Wollongong Prayer Breakfast is to bring Christians together from across our region to thank God for the Gong, pray for His blessing for the Illawarra and pray for each other.
The 2017 Wollongong Prayer Breakfast will have Wendy Simpson OAM as a speaker. Single tickets for this important breakfast event can be booked at $58.00 each. Full tables with 10 seats can be bought in advance at $500.00 each ($450 – early bird until 17 March ’17). Interest in the Wollongong Prayer Breakfast is already strong and we have advance orders for tables already.
The annual Wollongong Prayer Breakfast will be held immediately before the National Day of Thanksgiving (www.thanksgiving.org.au) each year. This important national event has been a significant public statement in the Australian Christian calendar for several years now.
Wendy Simpson OAM
Wendy is an experienced, versatile global business leader and company director. At present, she is Chair of Wengeo Group, a private investment group, which invests in industrial and commercial property developments. She is also part of Sydney Prayer Breakfast organising comittee.
Springboard Enterprises, which she Chairs is an NFP which recruits, coaches, supports, and promotes investment-ready, high-growth companies led by women. Wendy has pioneered many roles – first woman Senior Vice President of Alcatel Asia Pacific responsible for a sales budget of $Euro 4.2 billion, implementing sales of major mobile and broadband services to 17 countries, while based in Shanghai.She was one of the team to bring the internet to China. Other firsts include first woman as Vic Govt Chief Rep and Trade Commissioner for North Asia; first woman to freight operations in the TNT International network. She was a co-founder of IWFCI and ACOB.
Finalist 3 times in Telstra Businesswomen’s Awards QBE Insurance, Alcatel and Westpac. Finalist in the Shanghai Business Women of the Year Awards. Chair of Sir John Monash NSW Pane. Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her work with disadvantaged young people and a range of women’s groups. Appointed to the Board of World Vision Australia. Her qualifications include –, B.Soc. Sci (RMIT) FRMIT , Grad. Dip. Ed. (Melb U) B. Litt (Deakin) Mt Eliza Executive Management Program, MBA ( AGSM) FAICD.
Over the years, Wendy and her husband, Geoffrey, have provided a range of help to others including long-term fostering a number of young people in their home. They are also active members of their local church in Darlinghurst, Sydney.
City Beach Function Centre
National Day of Thanksgiving
The National Day of Thanksgiving is a unique opportunity for Australians to celebrate and give thanks for our God given heritage as a nation and to demonstrate the God given values of honour, respect, thankfulness and gratitude towards our fellow man that have made us the great nation we are.
It is a day for us to pause as a nation and say thank you to God and to each other for those many things we often take for granted but which really make our lives worth living. Let us use this day to be a blessing to those who have been a blessing to us during the past year.