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Introducing Malcolm Roberts | Board Member, Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

Introducing Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute Board Member, Malcolm Roberts. Malcolm Roberts is Ballarat born and educated. He has had a varied business career in hospitality, corporate management and senior management where he was responsible for delivering high levels of customer service.  Malcolm has a firm commitment and passion for the Ballarat community and the region, supporting local […]

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A Message from the Chair | BMI Board of Directors | May 2024

Hello everyone. Well things are certainly heating up at the BMI as Ballarat weather cools down. There’s no excuse to be caught out in the cold though, as our welcoming and warm surroundings provide the perfect venue for a variable feast of information and entertainment over the next couple of months. To backtrack a little,

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Introducing Cathy Drake | Secretary, Board, Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

Cathy Drake is a commercial lawyer and a director of Nevetts Lawyers.  She has lived and worked in Ballarat for over 25 years, and in that time has been involved in a number of local community not for profit organisations as a board or committee member and as a volunteer.Cathy is also Public Oficer and

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Introducing Jane Valpied | Vice President, Board, Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institue

Jane Valpied is an accomplished property valuer, building designer and community and landowner engagement professional who has excellent communication and project management skills.  Jane lives in Ballarat with her husband Tim and has three adult children. Jane is passionate about the preservation of Ballarat’s historic buildings.  Jane is also Chair of the BMI Building Committee. Jane

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Introducing Mike Stephens | Treasurer, Board, Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

Mike Stephens, the founder of Meridian Agriculture, has almost forty years’ experience in directing, managing and advising small and medium sized agricultural businesses. He has developed and directed industry projects, and consulted extensively on succession and transition in business. Before establishing Meridian Agriculture Mike worked as farm manager and managed very large holdings. Mike holds a

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BMI Fundraiser

Featuring:
The Hideaways,
The Harmonies &
Surf Shadows. 

2 course dinner & lots
of dancing