Dinner Dance 2018



The annual Mercy Connect Dinner Dance was held on Friday 31 August at the Commercial Club in Albury.

The night was enjoyed by over 165 participants, family members and staff. Guests had a two course meal with entertainment provided by Overtime Duo, who have been entertaining the Mercy Connect crowd for many years.

In addition to the staff recognition awards being presented, for the first time, the Mercy Connect Awards were presented. The five awards were based on our five values – compassion, hospitality, respect, innovation and team work. Recipients were individuals or groups who represent these values in their every day lives.

20 years 
Gail Edwards
Sue Block

15 years
Amanda Byers
Helen Holland-Steer
Mary Morrow

10 years
Dianne Poynton                                    Imelda Liwaken
Annette Loechel                                   Jesse Crawford
Mark Gruber                                         Jan Nichols
Karen Cronin                                        Kathleen Fealy
Mardi Ross                                            Lionel Ward
Anthony Webster                                 Judith Blanza
Frank Brisolin                                      Mary-Ann Carmichael
Barry Stephan                                      Nathan Miles
Cesar Villanueva                                  Arlene Villanueva


Compassion award – David and Colin – Orange
Hospitality award – Sue Block
Respect award – Lee O’Connor and Rebecca Clark
Innovation award – Marrang Group Home
Teamwork award – Rebecca Jones and Simon-Jones Porter







Photos (L-R): Nat having a great time with DSW Sim and Rebecca (top); Daniel getting up on stage to perform with Overtime duo; Mark having fun with DSW Heidi; Colin and David receiving the compassion award by Mercy Connect Chair, Michael O’Callaghan; Andrew and Haley enjoying the Dinner Dance