Ne CSA team
The annual general meeting of the Douglas Shire Community Services Association Inc was on Tuesday at the Mossman Community Centre. The incoming president was Kerrie Jamieson with Christine Cowell as vice president. The outgoing president Pat Carbis took over the role of secretary. Gail Cockburn continued in her role as Treasurer. The incoming committee comprises Rebecca Warland, Cassie Cairns, Ray Rex, Christine Price and Paul Green. The association has just completed a busy year and is looking to build on its successes. Incoming president Kerrie Jamieson said, ‘‘The association is incredibly fortunate in the quality and strength of the staff it has involved in youth, community services and lifestyle and respite support services. Some of the activities undertaken by the association include the Art and Craft, Men’s Shed, a free hot lunch every Wednesday, emergency relief, the Mossman Youth Centre, and lifestyle and respite care for persons with a disability and their family/carer. Workshops on domestic violence, cultural awareness and suicide prevention are held at various times throughout the year. The association plays a vital role in the Mossman community and invites anyone interested to drop in to their Mill St centre premises and say hello and look at ways they can get involved. Volunteer opportunities include working on the Community garden, building myna bird traps, furniture restoration and sharing skills at the Men’s Shed, assistance with the preparation and service of the free Wednesday luncheon, reception duties and assistance with various fundraising events. One area of expertise that the organisation is desperately looking for is someone with the knowledge and ability to assist us in updating our website.