Churchill Trust

The ACT Churchill Fellows’ Association (CFA) is an incorporated association run by a management committee of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members. Being a member of the committee is an amazing way to network and get to know a diverse range of Fellows.

Our key activities are:

  • Annual Churchill Dinner: new Churchill Fellows are welcomed and Churchill Medallions are presented to Fellows who have completed their reports. We also hold a brief AGM.
  • ‘Churchill Chats” where returned Fellows share their experiences (open to the public)
  • Annual Drinks on the House is our informal Christmas gathering
  • We also occasionally hold other ad-hoc events, and welcome suggestions and ideas.

What makes a Churchill Fellow

The hallmarks of a Churchill Fellow is that they are all invariably talented, they all have the ability to go that little bit extra and they all have a willingness to share the results of their Fellowship with the community upon their return to Australia. They are exceptional people who have made and are continuing to make an important contribution to our society. They are committed people who want to make a real difference.

Current Committee

The current 2017/18 ACT CFA Committee members are:

  • Ian Drayton (President)
  • Edwina Jans (Vice President)
  • Helen Palethorpe (Treasurer)
  • Sarah May (Secretary)
  • Zack Bryers
  • Jacinta Evans
  • Paul Reynolds

We meet every month as a committee, usually over coffee/breakfast, and are always open to new members. Please contact the Secretary (Sarah) by emailing

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on the same evening as the ACT CFA Annual Dinner and invite nominations for the ACT Churchill Fellows Association Committee for 2019/20. Please complete the nomination form below and scan and email it to or bring your completed form to the dinner.

Nomination Form for Election of Committee Members (28.5 KB)