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Denise Lacey – the 2019 recipient of the Marriage and Relationship Educators Association of Australia (MAREAA) award for excellence

Congratulations Denise Lacey on being the 2019 recipient of the Marriage and Relationship Educators Association of Australia (MAREAA) award for excellence.

The award recognises outstanding or exceptional service or contribution to marriage and relationship education.

It seeks to recognise those who meet two or more of the following criteria:

    Demonstrated excellent, consistent and innovative service to the field;
    Provided continuous outstanding service to the field;
    Implemented an outstanding or novel initiative;
    Made significant improvements to the content or process of relationship education;
    Shown a commitment to the ongoing development of the profession and;
    Shown dedication to the support and encouragement of others in the field.

Denise has been a guiding light and beacon of MAREAA since 1992 and has gathered and inspired the committee and driven depth of connection and conversation that has been crucial to MAREAAs success.

Quotes: “Denise has been a strong advocate for marriage education within government. She has been been involved in MRE for over twenty five years and has always had an infectious enthusiasm. Her dedication to the cause has been extraordinary”

“Denise should be recognised for her leadership and drive, mentoring and support. She has amazing energy and passion”

“Denise has been dedicated to the betterment of the field (of MRE) and been an active committee member of MAREAA and the former CSME for many years. Her leadership and drive and support of others has been nothing short of amazing.”

Congratulations to the deserved winner of the MAREAA Award for Excellence: Denise Lacey.

Congratulations Denise.

Shane Smith

Director, PREPARE/ENRICH Australia

President, Marriage and Relationship Educators Association of Australia Inc.

Marriage and Relationship Association of Australia
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2019 Award for Excellence in the field of Marriage and Relationship Education

We are pleased to yet again be presenting the MAREAA Award for Excellence for outstanding or exceptional service or contribution in the field of marriage and relationship education. The award will be presented during the MAREAA National Conference 2019.

This award recognises outstanding or exceptional service or contribution to marriage and relationship education.  Recipients may be an individual, team, or program.

It seeks to recognise those who meet two or more of the following criteria:

  • demonstrated excellent, consistent and innovative service to the field
  • provided continuous outstanding service to the field
  • implemented an outstanding or novel initiative
  • made significant improvements to the content or process of relationship education
  • shown a commitment to the ongoing development of the profession
  • shown dedication to the support and encouragement of others in the field

Nominations for the Award for Excellence close Friday 26th July.

Please join us for the AGM, Award for Excellence, the national conference, or all three.

  1. Establishment

The MAREAA Annual Award for outstanding or exceptional service or contribution in the field of marriage and relationship education was established in 2013 to acknowledge and reward the contributions of an individual, team or program.

  • 2. Selection process
  • A selection panel comprising members of the MAREAA National Executive and MAREAA members will consider the nominations and make a decision as to the winning nominee based on the selection criteria. If a member of the selection panel is nominated, they will absent themselves from the selection process and be replaced by another MAREAA National Executive member or MAREAA member.

  • 3. Nomination process
  • Please start considering who you wish to nominate for this outstanding award and submit your nomination to the National Secretary. Nomination forms and the Terms of Reference can be found here:

    Nominations must be co-signed by a second nominator, set out the reasons for the nomination and include a signed, brief supporting statement.

    Closing date for nominations for the Award for Excellence is Friday 26th July.

    Nominations to be sent to: secretary@mareaa.asn.au

    Kind regards,
    Amanda Lambros
    Vice President
    MAREAA National Committee

    Victorian State Committee: Offering three (3) FREE registrations to Victorian members and one (1) FREE registration to an interstate membership

    Our Victorian State Committee is offering three (3) free registrations to Victorian members and one (1) free registration to an interstate member who would like to attend the MAREAA Victorian State Conference to be held on August 4th 2018.

    This is an opportunity to assist and encourage those members who may not otherwise have been able to attend to participate in professional development.

    The amount covered will be $140 (conference registration). As always the MAREAA Vic State Conference will be a valuable learning and networking day. You will find information about the conference theme and presenters on the MAREAA website HERE>

    We believe this is a positive contribution to assist in ongoing professional development for marriage and relationship educators in Australia.

    The conditions for application:

    1. The applicant must be a current MAREAA financial member.
    2. (to join go to MAREAA:  www.mareaa.asn.au)
    3. The applicant is not in receipt of a subsidy to attend already. eg. from his/her workplace or other organisation, unless the organisation does not provide for professional development.
    4. The email application outlining your case is to sent me by Friday 6th July 2018 to newsletter@mareaa.asn.au

    The Committee will make the decision and notify successful applicants via email by 11 July, 2018.

    Kind Regards,
    Leonie Nolan,
    MAREAA Victoria
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    PO Box 196, East Melbourne 8002newsletter@mareaa.asn.au