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About Us

Mending Casts has been operating in Australia since January 2019.  Our main focus is on running free live-in weekend fly fishing retreats for people dealing with cancer through the Casting for Recovery and Reel Recovery programs.

As a registered not-for-profit organisation run by unpaid volunteers, we require independent funding to be able to provide our programs and services.  Those funds are obtained from a broad range of fund-raising activities, supporters' donations & sponsorships, government grants or corporate partnerships. 

 

Every dollar is invested back into our programs and the activities which support them, so we truly appreciate every cent that is given to us.

Our Management Committee :  2022 - 23

Executive

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John Billing

President

- Reel Recovery Program Coordinator
- Webmaster & Social Media
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Finance, Technical &  Governance  
  Sub-Committees

- Qualified 1st Aid
- Reel Recovery & Casting for Recovery
  Sub-Committees

- Fly Fishers International 

  Certified Casting Instructor
- Operations Manager
- Aust Volunteer Coast Guard Member

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Bob Young

Vice President

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Alisa Christie

Treasurer

- Financial & Governance 
  Sub-Committees

- Event Management Professional

- Event Coordinator

- Hospital Services Management
- Casting for Recovery
 
Sub-Committee


 

- Fly Fishers International
  Master Casting Instructor
-
Retreat Lead Casting Instructor

- Fund Raising Events/Activities
-
Finance, Technical &
  Governance Sub-Committees
- Reel Recovery Sub-Committee

- Events Coordinator
 

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Cherrie Ninness

Secretary

- CfR Program Coordinator
- Membership & Administrator
- Marketing
, Technical & 
  Governance Sub-Committees
- First Aid Officer
- Reel Recovery & Casting for Recovery

  Sub-Committees

- Emergency Services Liaison
- Paramedic & Qualified 1st Aid

Committee Members

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Eric Smith

Reel Recovery Facilitator

- Reel Recovery Retreat Facilitator
- Governance & Marketing
  Sub-Committees
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Reel Recovery
Sub-Committee
- Registered Nurse
- Business owner
- CFA Victoria member

Fiona White

Event Support

- Governance, Finance &
  Marketing Sub-Committees
- Procurement Officer
- Events Coordinator
- Casting for Recovery

  Sub-Committee
- Social Worker

Brenda Galey

Casting Instructor / Guide

- Fly Fishing Guide
- Events Coordinator
- Fly Fishers International 

  Certified Casting Instructor
- Photographer / Videographer

Fiona (Noni) Wilson

Newsletter Editor

- Retreat Support officer
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Events coordinator
- "On The Mend" Editor
- Pharmacologist

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Val Young
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Shelley Olson

Event Support

- Marketing Sub-Committee

- Catering Coordinator
- Reiki Practitioner
- Natural Therapies
- Reel Recovery & Casting for Recovery

  Sub-Committees
- Girls Gone Fly Fishing

Event Support

- Marketing Sub-Committee
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Event volunteer
- Paramedic & Qualified 1st Aid
- COVID Officer
- Reel Recovery & Casting for Recovery

  Sub-Committees

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Jonathan Myers

Event Support

- Passionate flyfisher & outdoorsman
- Financial & Governance Sub-Committees
- Fly Fishers International & VFFA member
- Business Strategy
- Legal / Financial support
- Event Volunteer

General Members

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Andrew Connell
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Jo Ellerton
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Joanne Dobson
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Angus Ingram
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Peter West
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Renata Fliegner
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