Thanks everyone who attended the AGM for 2017-18 and to those of you that got your proxies in :-) It was a rocky start with the flurry of proxy papers flying around, phone calls and texts being made, and nomination forms going astray! But we got there in the end!
We’d like to give special thanks to Helen West for her outstanding contribution to the WDVCAS NSW Committee over the past three years. Helen always went above and beyond, and in the short time I have been in the role, it has been apparent that Helen operates with an enormous sense of duty to the women and children for whom we advocate, and to doing what is fair and just, regardless of personal consequences. Sincere thanks, Helen.
We also saw Tanya Whitehouse (Chair), Kellie Young (Vice Chair), Cheryl Alexander (Treasurer), Tamara Briggs (Ordinary Member) and Louise Williams (Ordinary Member) all reappointed to their positions and Sarah Priestley reappointed, but this time in the position of Secretary. I would like to thank you all for your shared knowledge, practice wisdom and vision, and for your ongoing commitment in working so tirelessly and with such dedication to the WDVCAS network and to our clients at the systemic advocacy level.
We also welcomed Farah Assafiri onto the Board as an Ordinary Member! Farah has hit the ground running and we are so excited to have her on team!
It was great to meet everyone briefly - those of you that attended, and I look forward, with anticipation, to further catch ups to progress our combined advocacy work!
Hayley Foster, Director, WDVCAS NSW