Heartbeat Happenings Spring 2022

Message from the President

Hello again everyone.

By the time this edition of Heartbeat Happenings is published we will have held our regular AGM via Zoom and although the current Board was only elected six months ago, we will have shared with you the Annual Report of Heartbeat Victoria Council Inc for 2021-2022.

In it, we share positive news of HBVCI’s financial position and our Branches and Affiliates share encouraging news regarding the resumption of some of their activities after two years of severe constraints on meetings and social activities.

Arthur Fennell has recently resigned as a Board member and we thank him sincerely for joining the Board to assist us to navigate the early days of a new Board. Arthur has been involved with Heartbeat since its inception in 1984 and is a life member. I am sure he will continue to make a valuable contribution as a member of Goulburn Valley Branch.

We look forward to being able to have more direct involvement with providing peer support to recovering patients in hospitals as restrictions are hopefully relaxed in the coming months. Please contact us if you would like a copy of the Annual Report emailed or posted to you.

We are very excited to be meeting some of you in person at our planned Members’ Gathering which is to be held in Bendigo on Sunday October 16. An invitation with all the details is included at the end of this newsletter.

At that gathering we hope that you will be able to get to know each other better, to learn and share ideas and for the Board to better understand how it can support members.

See you in Bendigo!

Barry Nixon

Heartbeat Happenings Spring 2022

Please send us your latest news for inclusion in the Summer edition of Heartbeat Happenings which will be published in December (please send to vivien@heartbeatvictoria.org.au by no later than Friday November 11, 2022).