From the monthly archives:

December 2009

I will be heading to New York in September 2010 after being lucky enough to be awarded a $5,200 RSL Youth Development Grant announced last week.  Thanks!

My friends at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia have arranged for me to spend 2 weeks with Big Brothers Big Sisters New York to work with the charity and see how they do things in the Big Apple.

Regards

Jack

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No joy for Jack in the 2010 Young Australian of the Year finals for Queensland.

Jack Sinclair - Finalist 2010 Young Australian of the Year (QLD)

Jack Sinclair - Finalist 2010 Young Australian of the Year (QLD)

Other Finalists Were Bloody Amazing

It’s weird, but you’d think there would be some disappointment when your kid doesn’t win but the other finalists were just so bloody amazing it was great to just see him up there with these 3 incredible people.

As Jack’s mum Mel said (and even though it sounds a bit soppy, it’s actually true) “Even though he didn’t win, he doesn’t lose.”

He got some terrific recognition for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia as well as the chance to meet and chat with some extraordinary people doing amazing things.

Congratulations To The Winner – Jean Madden

Jean Madden won the Queensland Young Australian of the Year – Jean designs, gets made and has given away over 11,000 swags to homeless people. Amazing.

The other 2 finalists were:

  • Alissa Phillips – Alissa works with people with disabilities through a very innovative range of programs.
  • Ray Chen – check out Ray in the video below. (Aside from being an amazing violinist, Ray also has the most charming mum in Australia!)

Cheers

Brendon

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