On Saturday the 18th March, HEIA (SA) members celebrated World Home Economics Day in Tanunda at ‘The Farm’ Barossa Function Centre.
Celebrated South Australian TV cook, food author, restaurateur, food manufacturer and 2010 Senior Australian of the year, Maggie Beer, talked to our members about her vision of what the youth of today need to know about food. It was inspiring to hear her speak so passionately about food and reinforce the importance of food and nutrition literacy in our society. We also picked up the great tip that resting a roast chicken upside down (on it’s breast) will result in a more succulent and tender chicken!
After lunch and time to network a special general meeting was called for members to vote on our newly written by-laws. They were passed unanimously. Then it was on to the HEIA (SA) Awards Ceremony.
Now retired Home Economics teacher and long time HEIA(SA) executive member, Jean Fulwood, won the HEIA(SA) Award for Excellence for her contribution and dedication in rewriting the HEIA(SA) By-Laws in addition to years of high quality service to the Home Economics profession, HEIA(SA) executive committee and sitting on the SA O’Malley Trust panel
The newly restructured Resek Award was awarded to University of South Australia student Ruby Page, she has won a $5000 scholarship to assist in her studies. The scholarship is possible due to a generous donation made by Ellen and Marietta Resek to Home Economics. The scholarship is awarded to the most deserving candidate on the basis of a successful application.
The 2017 South Australian O’Malley Trust Scholarship recipient went to Tabor College student Taylor Wilmot.