Terri Janke and NCIE Fitness Trainer Josh Togo kickstarting 2017 at the outdoor court of the Fitness Centre.
NCIE is saying goodbye and a big thank you to Terri Janke, our longest serving Board Member and current Deputy Chair.
Terri joined the Board in 2014, around the same time the management of the Fitness Centre was taken over by NCIE. (The YMCA managed the Fitness Centre and Hospitality services at NCIE before this time.)
Terri remembers: “I started off on the Board and then I just started spending more time here. Such a good campus and community and going to the gym helped me to get to know people.
“Yes, I became a gym goer! Which was amazing cos I was NOT a gym goer before this. I’ve spent lots of time training in this gym and it’s been life-changing for me, and I know the gym’s been life changing for lots of other people as well.
“The incredible events that I’ve attended here, I’ve hired NCIE conference facilities for work meetings, and the food! The food just keeps getting better and I love that the kitchen would make special gluten-free vegetarian stuff for me – it was beautiful.
“I’ve seen such growth; I’ve seen a lot of staff come and go. I really don’t like seeing people go but I love seeing, over time, where people have ended up, where they’ve gone.
“They leave here with amazing skills; they’ve gone on to do amazing things, community leaders, business leaders.
“I also have loved watching the development of the young people working in the gym as they took on leadership roles; stepping up to bigger things.
“It’s a community, it just gets stronger; I’ve loved it and I’m sad to go, I will miss NCIE.”
Everyone here will miss Terri’s enthusiastic engagement with the staff and services at NCIE. She is the embodiment of so much of what we do here, and her time, commitment and energy have made this a much better place.
Terri Janke is a Wuthathi/Meriam woman from Cairns.
She is an international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) and has written the leading protocols and ICIP models in the film, arts, museum and archival sector.
She is a director of her own law firm, valued mentor, an advocate for Indigenous business, an accredited mediator, and governance expert.
Terri’s term on the NCIE Board finishes on 30 September 2018.