23nov7:00 pm9:00 pmVirtual EventYCW Australia 80th Anniversary WebinarThis webinar is to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Young Christian Workers in Australia, first established in Melbourne in 1941.7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Australian YCW was established in Melbourne in 1941 and continues as a movement run by, for, and among young workers. Join current and former members and hear about the actions YCW has been involved in and how the Cardijn methodology has impacted generations of young people in their professional lives over the last 80 years in Australia.

Date and time: Tuesday, 23 November 2021, starting 7 pm AEDT

Keynote speaker: Bill Armstrong AO

From 1958 to 1963 Bill worked with the YCW, firstly as an extension worker in Geelong, then Melbourne Secretary, extension worker in Perth, full time Melbourne President and finally in 1963 as National President. In 1974-75 Bill worked at the international headquarters in Brussels editing the IYCW magazine Info. Bill worked in international development all his career including holding the post of Chief Executive Officer of Australian Volunteers International (AVI) from 1982 until his retirement in 2002. He has been a Board member of YCW (Holdings) Melbourne since 2003.

2nd Speaker: Marilyn Bellett, National President of the YCW

Starting as a member of the YCS in 2012, leading her high school group until graduation. Marilyn took on an internship with Parramatta YCW/YCS in 2014 and was a local leader and in 2017 was Parramatta President. In 2018 Marilyn moved to Melbourne to re-establish the YCW and from there took on the role as National Secretary and in 2020 was elected National President, initially working full time for the movement but now in a volunteer role.

This webinar is being held in partnership between Young Christian Workers, Australian Cardijn Institute, YCW (Holdings), and Cardijn Communities Australia.

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