Leaders graduate

The 2016 Leadership Great South Coast graduates gathered at the Deep Blue Ballroom on Thursday night for their graduation after a year of long, hard work. Photographer AMY PATON went along for the evening.

Graduate Jarrod Clarke, from the project group BASH (Building a Sustainable Hedge), with friend Joseph Petrarca.

Graduate Jarrod Clarke, from the project group BASH (Building a Sustainable Hedge), with friend Joseph Petrarca.

Darren Hunter, Doug Parker, Leadership chairperson Jill Parker and 2013 Leadership alumni Janet Sloan all enjoy a drink together at the graduation.

Darren Hunter, Doug Parker, Leadership chairperson Jill Parker and 2013 Leadership alumni Janet Sloan all enjoy a drink together at the graduation.

Robert Porter, with wife Kay who works on council for volunteer services for Leadership Great South Coast.

Robert Porter, with wife Kay who works on council for volunteer services for Leadership Great South Coast.

Friends Cheryl Bellman and Janey Preston, who attended the graduation to support graduate Angela from their Rotary group.

Friends Cheryl Bellman and Janey Preston, who attended the graduation to support graduate Angela from their Rotary group.

Michaela Meade with husband Daniel, who is a graduate from the Team Green Line project group and Moyne Shire councillor.

Michaela Meade with husband Daniel, who is a graduate from the Team Green Line project group and Moyne Shire councillor.

David Keilar, supporting coworker Wayne at WestVic Staffing solutions, and Leadership committee member Michael Bellamy.

David Keilar, supporting coworker Wayne at WestVic Staffing solutions, and Leadership committee member Michael Bellamy.

Annamonique Stebnyckyj from South West TAFE, and Megan Titmus, both supporting Port Fairy graduate Sam Rudolph.

Annamonique Stebnyckyj from South West TAFE, and Megan Titmus, both supporting Port Fairy graduate Sam Rudolph.

Executive board member and 2014 alumni John Goodall, with Kim de Martin, both present to support friend Sam Rudolph.

Executive board member and 2014 alumni John Goodall, with Kim de Martin, both present to support friend Sam Rudolph.

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