Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

MONTO Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil Inc. is now un­der new man­age­ment.

Over many years we have seen a num­ber of ser­vices with­drawn from our com­mu­nity.

As a so­cial ser­vices de­liv­ery or­gan­i­sa­tion, the new com­mit­tee is de­ter­mined to re­verse that trend.

Al­ready, dis­cus­sions have been held on projects that will ben­e­fit our com­mu­nity.

The ex­ist­ing ser­vices are also work­ing to eval­u­ate how best they can grow their ser­vices.

The new coun­cil has also made con­tact with sim­i­lar or­gan­i­sa­tions to as­cer­tain how best we can bring some of their ser­vices we love, to our com­mu­nity.

As the new pres­i­dent, I am en­deav­our­ing to meet with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the present fund­ing bod­ies, to dis­cuss if we can in any way ex­tend ex­ist­ing ser­vices.

We re­alise that ac­cess to fund­ing at this point in time is dif­fi­cult; how­ever, we must try by en­sur­ing that our projects have com­mu­nity sup­port and of ben­e­fit to all.

By work­ing with our lo­cal press rep­re­sen­ta­tive, it is our in­ten­tion to keep the com­mu­nity in­formed on the progress of our ac­tiv­i­ties.

With 10 years be­hind me as pres­i­dent of this or­gan­i­sa­tion, I wish to in­volve all of the com- mu­nity in the de­liv­ery of our so­cial ser­vice needs.

Whether as an in­di­vid­ual, or a mem­ber of a group, sport­ing or oth­er­wise, we must now work to en­sure a bright fu­ture for our chil­dren.

If we can be of as­sis­tance, please con­tact the Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre and talk to our staff.

We may not fix all, but it won’t be for the want of try­ing. Dolores M. Fowler Pres­i­dent

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