Mayoral Prayer Breakfast – 19 October 2018

The City of Busselton is very proud to host the 6th Annual Mayoral Prayer Breakfast to be held in the City's Undalup Room on Friday 19 October 2018.  This non-sectarian Christian event aims to support and encourage community building.

The Mayoral Prayer Breakfast is a ‘not-for-profit’ event that aims to inspire, strengthen and unite our community. 

Any donations collected at the event will be directed to Nurture Works Foundation. This community focused organisation was established in 2001 as an initiative of St Mary’s Community Care in Busselton.  Through its innovative BUZ (Build Up Zone) initiatives, programs in social and emotional learning have been introduced into primary schools, as well as being accessible to families and children in the community.

BUZ initiatives incorporate the following practices:

  • Positive psychology
  • Strength based, restorative justice
  • Emotional intelligence

BUZ programs aim to empower children with the life skills to overcome life’s ups and downs, teaching emotional regulation, maintaining positive relationships, bully-proofing, building self-esteem, conflict resolution and emotional resilience.

Keynote Speaker

This year’s Keynote Speaker is U.S. Consul General, Rachel L. Cooke

Rachel Cooke assumed the position of U.S. Consul General in Perth on 11 August 2016 with responsibilities for Western Australia.  A career Senior Foreign Service Officer, Rachel has focused more than 20 years of work on building U.S. relationships in Asia and the Pacific. Immediately prior to taking up her current posting, Rachel led the Southeast Asia policy team in Washington, DC.

Before that Rachel spent two years in Afghanistan developing educational opportunities and engaging with the media and another two years leading joint civilian-military training.  Rachel has also served in Malaysia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, where she was Acting Public Affairs Officer during both the 2005 and 2010 revolutions.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Rachel worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and for NASA.  She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand teaching fish farming.  Rachel has a B.S. in Marine Biology and Master degrees in Environmental Management and Public Policy from Indiana University.  Having grown up on the beach in New Jersey, she is delighted to have the opportunity to serve in Western Australia and check out the surf (as is her husband Martin).

Rachel will speak from a personal and professional perspective regarding her remarkable experiences.

Event Details

When: 7.45am until 9.45am on 19 October 2018

Where: The Undalup Room, City of Busselton Civic & Administration Centre - Corner of Causeway Road and Southern Drive, Busselton Entry, drop off and pick up via porte-cochere/driveway on Causeway Road.  Parking available on Southern Drive and across the road at Rotary Park.

Ticket Cost: $25.00 per person - Tickets will be available from 6 August 2018.  While everyone is welcome, tickets are limited and must be pre-purchased.  Ticket cost includes a cooked breakfast; entertainment and keynote speaker. 

RSVP: By 5 October 2018 - RSVP slip (below) must be returned and payment made before tickets can be distributed. 

To register for future Mayoral Prayer Breakfast notifications please click here.

This space may be updated as more information comes to hand.

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  • Friday, 19 October 2018 | 07:45AM - 09:45AM


City of Busselton - Undalup Room, Corner of Causeway Road & Southern Drive, Busselton 6280  View Map

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