Vasey Communities is proudly celebrating its Diamond Jubilee in 2022.
On Wednesday 4 May 2022, the highly significant anniversary was celebrated in grand fashion at Government House Sydney, hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales and Patron of Vasey Communities.
The formalities began with Her Excellency offering words of welcome and highlighting the value of the occasion, making note of how deeply Vasey’s 60-Year history is interwoven with our nation’s defence legacy.
Invited guests included Vasey’s Chairman Kate Gunton and CEO Graham Hooper along with Vasey’s Board of Directors, Members, staff and other dignitaries, notably Jessie’s granddaughter Dr Jennifer St George, Australian War Widows NSW CEO Renee Wilson, representatives from RSL NSW, and residents from Vasey’s village communities.
Upon reflecting of this 60th Anniversary, Dr St George offered some words of sentiment which were read on the evening by Vasey’s Chairman, pointing out how her grandparents both realised the importance of having a place in the world, recognised and guaranteed by others.
“To me, it seems that Jessie’s work was to guarantee that place in the world, for others,” she wrote. “Just as you celebrate the continuation of this work today, the Vasey family continues to be grateful and encouraged by the foresight and drive of our grandparents.”
The Diamond Jubilee reception shone a Vice-Regal light on all Vasey villages being built on Jessie’s celebrated spirit and Vasey’s values of Community, Quality, Respect and Wellbeing.