Broome CIRCLE was formed in 1982 by a group of women in response to the isolation they experienced living away from extended families. They created Broome CIRCLE to connect with and support one another. Incorporated in 1988, Broome CIRCLE began by extending programming to families, providing key community services and social support across the Shire. In the late 1990s, Broome CIRCLE won a tender to provide financial management and financial capability services to people in financial crisis in the area. More recently, Broome CIRCLE has been funded to coordinate the Broome Volunteer Resource Service.

Vision and Values

Our vision is to see Broome CIRCLE in the forefront of developing a vibrant, cohesive, happy, thriving, welcoming community.

Our purpose is to build a stronger and more inclusive community through connecting people, encouraging collaboration, supporting initiatives and exchanging skills.

We aim to build an inclusive community which fosters

Belonging and Participation

the whole community has an equal opportunity to be involved

Respect

different views, backgrounds and ideas are all worthy of respect

Empowerment

building the capacity of vulnerable groups to participate and contribute in decision making

Collective Action

doing things together that make a difference

Communication

open and honest dialogue; acknowledging different needs and building trust

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Sustainability

looking to our future and acknowledging that we are caretakers of our community for coming generations

Committee

Elisabeth Lucke

Elisabeth Lucke

Chairperson

Garry Smith

Garry Smith

Vice Chairperson

Karen Fitzpatrick

Karen Fitzpatrick

Secretary

Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts

Treasurer

Cobina Crawford

Cobina Crawford

Board Member

Jake Hay

Jake Hay

Board Member

Merrilee Lands

Merrilee Lands

Board Member

Steve Cook

Steve Cook

Board Member

Lesley Westlake

Lesley Westlake

Board Member

Alan Atchison

Alan Atchison

Board Member

To contact the Committee of Management
Email chairperson@broomecircle.org.au

Staff

Denisa Konecny

Denisa Konecny

Executive
Officer

Mollie King

Mollie King

Reception &
Admin Officer

Nina Weir

Nina Weir

Volunteer
Coordinator

Money Support Hub Team (MSH)

Paula Manning

Paula Manning

MSH & Admin
Coordinator

Veronica Johnson

Veronica Johnson

Financial
Counsellor

Gareth Parcel

Gareth Parcel

Case Worker (MSH)

Sen Amaratunga

Sen Amaratunga

Financial
Counsellor

Lorraine Greechan

Lorraine Greechan

Financial
Counsellor

Community Development Team

Carly Day

Carly Day

Community
Development Coordinator

Ayesha Moss

Ayesha Moss

Community
Garden Coordinator

Mikayla Greisbach

Mikayla Greisbach

Community
Engagement Officer

Tracey Mullardy

Tracey Mullardy

Artist & Studio
Support Officer

Awards

Broome CIRCLE’s community program initiatives have been recently recognised:

  • Highly Commended BCCI Broome Business Excellence Award 2021
  • 2021 Finalist in the WACOSS Community Services Excellence Awards, Regional Category (CSEA)
  • Our Money Support Hub team has been the winner of the Financial Counselling Association of WA Awards for excellence in delivery of Outback Services for three consecutive years – 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Our Financial Counsellor, Veronica Johnson, was the winner of the FCA WA Developing Practice Award
  • Our Financial Capability Worker, Tania McKenzie, was the winner of the FCA WA Not Just Capable Outstanding Award