Issue 46: December/March 2016

Presidents Report
At our AGM in early August, the new Committee members were elected as follows:
Cathy Ward – President & Secretary; Christine Naylor – Treasurer; Tony Dewhurst,
Sylvia Simmons, Wendy Bodey and Mary Thomas – Committee Members.

Thanks to those members who attended the AGM to support the Bendigo Newcomers.
I’d also like to thank retiring Committee Members: Michelle Scott, Glenys Tuohey, Marilyn McKnight and Helen Sleswick for their service to the Committee and to the Newcomers.

Just after our AGM, the Bendigo Newcomers were advised that they were successful in obtaining a Partnership Grant from the City of Greater Bendigo for the next 3 years.
The amount was less than requested – $2,000 per year – however, the group did really well considering that there were very many more applications over the budgeted amount by Council.

The Committee has reviewed the current year’s budget and is considering strategies to increase sponsorship by local organisations to supplement the council funding.

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