The Judy Yates Award
Judy’s initial background was in dance but her love for all things associated with performing has been instrumental in establishing this Award. Judy was simply in love with the stage. Judy relished seeing young performers “doing their stuff” and was always an inspiration and full of encouragement.
This Award is in her honour.
The initial Judy Yates Memorial Award was instigated by Dr Ian and Wendy Burr, Nashville, Tennessee, and Mr Robin Yates, Judy’s husband. Wendy, now deceased, was Judy’s cousin and lifelong friend.
An amount of $15,000 was established as a Trust Account with a perpetual yearly award of up to $1,000. These funds are to be solely used for the development of the recipient’s talents in dance, acting or music.
The winner of this award will be announced every year if a nominee:
• shows a passion and talent in his/her chosen field and has been involved with the Launceston Musical Society
• is deemed worthy by the Trust
• is under the age of 21 years
This award can only be received once by the successful nominee.
The final assessment, and associated considerations of the recipient will be left to the discretion of the Trustees.
The designated Trustees are: Mr Robin Yates, Mr Craig Yates and Mrs Diane Summers.
In the event of the death or resignation of any of those nominated above, the remaining two Trustees have the power to appoint a third member.
Nominations are to be received by the Launceston Musical Society on a nomination form by
November 24th. The Trustees will consider the applications and the successful nominee will be announced at Theatre Drinks on December 15th at Best Western Plus.
The recipient of the award is required to submit a report to the Trustees stating the proposed use of the scholarship prior to the award proceeds being made available.
The awarded funds must be acquitted within 12 months of the moneys becoming available to the recipient.