Another successful Annual General Meeting was held at Pakenham head office in October this year, kicking off with a performance from the talented choir.
While enjoying a great spread from Khan's catering and being served by Steps to Employment clients, more recent board members Graeme Stewart, Greg Cuthbert, Derek Madden and Fran Boyd were officially introduced by Anne McCormick. Outlook now has 9 board members for the next year.
In his final year as treasurer, Peter Link reported on Outlook's sound position delivering a financial year surplus. Peter has given an extraordinary 20 years of service to Outlook and President Edwin Hume thanked him on behalf of the organisation. Thank you again Peter for your dedication and much appreciated hard work.
Employees Rachel Marley, Karyn Larcombe and Teresa Veli were thanked for their 10 years of service to Outlook. Leah Clinkard, Janine Curran, Jemma Gavan, Nicole Hall, Jodie Hunt, Alison Ryan and Glenda Swain were thanked for 5 years of service. Volunteers Henry Law and Mary Still were thanked for their 10 years of service. Our staff and volunteers do a wonderful job, congratulations to all those who received awards.
CEO Sam Sondhi described Outlook's substantial growth and change over the past 12 months and how we are positioning ourselves to best support the community of service users, carers and employees through the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the new Disability Employment Services (DES) framework.
Sam further advised that Outlook Environmental have secured a range of new opportunities and have just celebrated 20 years of partnership with SUEZ at the Hampton Park site and then senior managers presented on how Outlook was meeting our mission.
Board member Kimberley Flanagan took a light hearted approach to introducing the new board members this year by giving them all story cards. The entire board had to stand up and tell a story based on a single key word from their story card. They were all put on the spot but handled the pressure well and made it entertaining for those watching on.