The year in review!
October has turned out to be a fantastic month for our association! I have been pulling our data together for the various reports that are due and have been very impressed with the work that we have undertaken over the last twelve months and I am in awe of the things we have been able to achieve. I congratulate my team for the cohesive way you work together and the focus you have for our carers.
The AGM was held last weekend. Our annual report and our audited financials are now available on our website.
We held a Board of Management election this AGM and welcome Kay Eade, Alice Springs; Kathryn Howitt, Alice Springs; Robyn Koop, Alice Springs; Darrin Whatley, Tennant Creek; Jake Quinlivan, Wadeye; Sue Price, Palmerston; Louisa Castle, Acacia Hills; Lesley Taylor, Humpty Doo; Necia Sutton, Darwin River; and Jennie Vallely, Howard Springs to the board. It’s lovely to be able to welcome some new board members this year and we look forward to working together to progress the association and make a difference for foster and kinship carers.
The following executive was elected: Chair, Sue Price; Vice Chair, Jennie Vallely; Treasurer, Kay Eade; and Secretary, Lesley Taylor.
The succession plan for the Board members commenced this year with five (5) board members serving only one (1) year term and stepping down in October 2016. Succession planning was initiated to ensure that the knowledge and history of long standing board members was able to be maintained and at the same time, we encourage new people to step into a role on the board.