House to hold AGM

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Tara Whitsed The an­nual gen­eral meet­ing will be held at the Tatura Com­mu­nity House on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3, from 6.30 pm. Places are lim­ited and book­ings are es­sen­tial on (03) 5824 1315.

The com­mu­nity is in­vited to book their place at the Tatura Com­mu­nity House’s up­com­ing an­nual gen­eral meet­ing and din­ner evening to be held next month.

Tatura Com­mu­nity House com­mit­tee pres­i­dent John Kries­feld said the meet­ing would be held on Oc­to­ber 3 from 6.30 pm when he will present the an­nual report.

Mr Kries­feld high­lighted some of the pro­grams that had been suc­cess­ful through­out the year in­clud­ing the Help­ing Hands pro­gram, which rolled out for the first time. ‘‘It was hugely suc­cess­ful,’’ he said. ‘‘The se­niors re­ally em­braced it.’’ The pro­gram saw se­nior cit­i­zens get as­sis­tance with tech­nol­ogy at the com­mu­nity house and in one-on-one ses­sions at home.

Fa­cil­i­tated by new Tatura Com­mu­nity House em­ployee Tom Boocock who came on board through­out the year, the pro­gram will con­tinue, but at a cost of $40.

‘‘We haven’t got fund­ing for it, but want to keep run­ning the one-on-ones,’’ Mr Boocock said and added those in­ter­ested could book through the house.

‘‘Even if there’s two peo­ple who want to learn the same thing they can still book a one-on-one.’’

Mr Kries­feld saidMr Boocock had brought a whole new skill set to the com­mu­nity house and pro­vided great ad­di­tional sup­port for man­ager Leeane But­ton.

‘‘Leeane But­ton has made a huge dif­fer­ence,’’ Mr Kries­feld said.

‘‘The Com­mu­nity House was in grad­ual de­cline.

‘‘She came in with a new vi­sion, new en­ergy, new pro­grams and ideas to im­prove things.’’

He said com­mit­tee mem­ber Chris Court would fin­ish up her role at the AGM af­ter sev­eral years.

‘‘She has been an ex­cel­lent board mem­ber,’’ he said.

‘‘It is al­ways good to get new blood though.’’

Mr Kries­feld said the ad­di­tion of a com­mu­ni­ty­mar­ket had also been a high­light of the year as well as the men­tal health first-aid pro­gram and the mi­grant English pro­gram.

‘‘We’re try­ing hard to en­gage young peo­ple,’’ he said.

‘‘There is a per­cep­tion that the com­mu­nity house is just for el­derly peo­ple, so we’re try­ing to pro­mote­more ac­tiv­i­ties for younger peo­ple.’’

Mr Kries­feld thanked the board for their hard work be­hind the scenes through­out the year.

‘‘The hours they put in is just phe­nom­e­nal,’’ he said.

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