Nancy Calder has retired from Isis council-based job.
Nancy Calder has retired from Isis council-based job. Toni McRae

Queen of Isis retires after 23 yrs

NANCY Calder has often been called Queen of the Isis but after 23 years promoting the region she has called it a day.

Her farewell at the Isis Club in Childers this week was packed, emotional and full of laughs.

Bundaberg Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch said Nancy had done a brilliant job in organising the Childers Festival of Cultures, starting the Churchill Street Pharmaceutical Museum, launching the regional gallery – and heaps more.

“Nancy Calder’s enthusiasm and energy in promoting the Isis district has been a driving force in the development of our region and she is a highly valued and much-loved friend and council employee,” Ms Pyefinch said.

In 2000 Nancy was at the heart of the Childers response to the tragedy of the backpackers fire in the Palace building and went on to project-manage the major renovations to the building that it is today.

Nancy said she was now looking forward to travelling, golf and “a bit of relaxation” and she had no intentions of moving from her much-loved home at Woodgate Beach.



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