Season’s greetings to everyone from the Board of Heartbeat Victoria Inc
We hope that members are able to have an enjoyable Christmas and summer break.
We send our best wishes to the many members whose communities have been affected by the recent Victorian floods and wish you well for the recovery phase.
It was very disappointing that due to the floods we could not catch up in person for the planned Members Gathering on October 16 in Bendigo but hopefully we will be able to catch up next year. Due to the unavoidably late postponement of the Gathering, the caterer (Whisk Catering in Bendigo) had already prepared some items for the event but they were able to be donated to the Flood Relief Centre set up in Bendigo at that time, so nothing was wasted.
You may have noticed, from the Board of Management list to the left, that there has been a bit of a shuffle of positions on the Board. Unfortunately, the elected Board Secretary, Amanda Adams, has had to resign her position as she will shortly be moving to the Northern Territory to take up a teaching position in the remote and small Daly River Nauiyu Community 250kms south of Darwin. Thanks, Amanda, for so willingly taking on the role of Secretary of the new Board and we wish you well in your exciting new venture.
Barry Nixon (previous President) has been appointed by the Board as the new Secretary and Linda Macaulay (previous Assistant Treasurer) has been appointed as President. A replacement Assistant Treasurer is expected to be appointed soon.
Please send us your latest news for inclusion in the Autumn 2023 edition of Heartbeat Happenings which will be published in March (please send to Vivien@heartbeatvictoria.org.au by no later than Friday February 10, 2023).