JANUARY 2018: “Ronald W Woss appointed a Member of the Order of Australia”
In his capacity as Chancellor of the Order of Australia, the Governor- General appointed Ronal W Woss a Member of the Order of Australia on Australia Day, Friday 26th January 2018.
This appointment was made for significant service to youth, particularly in support for research into suicide prevention, and to the community through a range of charitable organisations.
Further details concerning the appointment can be found on the Government’s website, or alternatively via the ‘more information’ link, below.
AUGUST 2015: “Ron Woss pledges $200,00 to new Youth Focus Campaign”
In 1994, Ron Woss established the original Charitable Trust known as Youth Focus. It is the largest Charitable Organisation in Western Australia, dealing with Youth Suicide. Upon his resignation as Chairman of Youth Focus, Mr Woss was honoured by the Board naming him its first “Inaugural Honorary Lifetime Member”.
The Woss Group provides an Annual Donation to further the education of Nurses on the Gratwick Palliative Care Ward at Hollywood Private Hospital, in memory of the late Mr Rudolf Woss.
The Woss Family are proud to join with Andrew and Nicola Forrest though the Minderoo Foundation and Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, in support of this amazing program.
In 2017, Brigid and Ronald Woss were delighted to host Megan Washington, a two time ARIA award winner and multi-platinum album selling artist.
In April, Megan headlined two exceptional nights of jazz music at WAAPA’s Geoff Gibbs Theatre. Backed by WAAPA’s jazz students under the musical direction of Jamie Oehlers and Jeremy Greig, Washington performed her own inimitable interpretations of the jazz repertoire and some of her original material.
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), at Edith Cowan University, plays an essential role in enriching the local and international arts scene. A vital part of any performing arts training is being able to learn from the best.
The Woss Family Visiting Jazz Artists Program, gives WAAPA the ability to recruit talented practitioners to Perth to expand creative boundaries and energise both students and teaching staff.
Ron Woss was the Founding Chairman of the Perth International Jazz Festival.