February 1 2018
The RDA Silver Brumbies were farewelled at out Volunteer Awards Dinner on 17 November.  Joan and Bob Lemmon regaled guests with stories from their travels around Australia.

The RDA Silver Brumbies are two very special grey nomads, Joan and Bob Lemmon who joined up to travel around Australia supporting RDA Centres, sharing their skills and experience with coaches and Centre Committees and raising awareness of RDA as they pass from town to town.  Joan is a Level 2 RDA Coach and National Assessor and a former special school teacher with extensive background teaching children with disabilities.  Bob is a handyman extraordinaire with a background in business and risk management and a bit of a genius on the tools.  Together they built the RDA Centre in Whyalla, South Australia and spent many years establishing that centre.  In their retirement they decided to sell up and travel around Australia and this started their great RDA adventure.  And what an adventure they have had over the past 7 years!  From helping build new centres, relief coaching wherever was needed, training and mentoring new coaches, they made their way from coast to coast and back again, circumnavigating the continent over and over again.  Joan even managed to gain her Carriage Driving qualification along the way.  This year we celebrate 7 years of ambassadorship by the Silver Brumbies and in South Australia that means long service leave!  Joan and Bob have “retired” from their travelling as Silver Brumbies this year and will settle down in country South Australia.

February 28 2018

NCAS Review

The Review of the RDA Coaching Syllabus has, in part, been brought about by changes to the ASC NCAS system.  Read a letter below from RDAA EO, Karen Aspery, outlining the changes and what it means for RDA.

Letter from RDAA Executive Officer

November 17 2017
The RDA Australia Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner was again held at the Morphettville Junction in South Australia.
Many people gathered together to honour the contribution of our three award winners on Friday, November 17.
Young Volunteer of the Year
Giaan Smith
Volunteer Encouragement
Rebecca Bennett
Volunteer Service Excellence
Gillian King
Michael Field Memorial Award
Lesley Hewitt
Click here to read more about the night and see photos of our winners.