Annual General Meeting and new Board members

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Eurobodalla Meals on Wheels Cooperative Ltd was held on Monday 26 October at Club Narooma.

The Members heard of the excellent year that the organisation had despite the drought, bushfires, flood, Covid pandemic and more floods!

The wonderful work and support of our volunteers was noted and the caring and compassionate efforts of our staff were also celebrated.

In his address the President (Phil Armstrong) made referenece to the support of organisations such as ours by the Federal Government which had allowed our services to remain viable but more, able to continue to serve the older and more frail members of our community during these difficult times. Mr Armstrong also paid tribute to the work of the staff and volunteers over the year as they dealt with new demands and expectations.

The Chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee (Allan Schuback) noted the work of Committee in overseeing the excellent turn around from the last financial year and how the Cooperative can move forward with confidence even though funding is only guaranteed by the Federal Government until 30 June 2022. Mr Schuback paid tribute to the three Eurobodalla Rotary Clubs and the Mourya Jockety Club for the donation of $24,000 towards a vehicle which is shared with Yumaro. He also noted AMH in Moruya and Travel Team Batemans Bay for their support of that project. He thanked Clubs Grant which gave $10,000 towards fuel for the bus which transports clients to Group Social Support activities and the Moruya Bowling and Recreation Club for their $2000 donation towards supporting our volunteers.

The Manager (Alan Russell) highlighted the work of all staff and volunteers through difficult times; the training which has been undertaken to meet the new protocols; the renovations to the office; that issues continue to be raised with the Eurobodalla Shire Council over the availability of facilities such as the Batemans Bay Community Centre; the increase in publicity the organisation has received; the generous donations and the Grants which have been won to enable ongoing support and development; the loyalty of our volunteers and the growing number of people interesting in helping even through the difficult times; that PALZ and the Wallaga Elders Groups stopped in March and had not started again due to the pandemic but that the Group and Individual Social Support activities were operating again.

Two Directors retired from the Board and the President thanked them for their service. Two others retired by rotation but were renominated and along with Jan Young and Deborah Buchanan were elected to the Board for the next two years. Following the AGM, the Board met and elected the office bearers.

The Board memebrs are:

President: Phil Armstrong
Chair, Finance, Risk and Audit Committee:  Deborah Buchanan
Chair, Policy and Adminitsration Committee:  Cathy Milliken
Chair, Food Panel:  Les Carter

Directors: Jim Greenshields, Sue Proud, Jan Young

Everyone was thanked by the President for offering to serve the community through Eurobodalla Meals on Wheels.

Thanks also go to the Management and Board of Club Narooma for their support and generosity in hosting our AGM.

About Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a household name and of course we do provide meals to people in their home, but did you know we are offer more than just a meal?  We also provide support to people to maintain and expand their social connections, through our Out and About Centre and through other in home social sevices. See our service page for more details

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