AGM 2017, future is stronger than ever!
The committee of 2016 has achieved so much and I feel honoured to pass the baton on to a new committee, at our AGM 2017 full of enthusiasm, new ideas and with the objective to do the best for our Organisation.
The one thing that brought us together is that we are all passionate about our Organisation and keeping it part of the Local community.
It is so important for us to have these opportunities to connect with our community; after all – that’s what it’s all about for us: successful community inclusion.
I wanted to start by thanking you for joining us today; your support and presence here is indicative of the steps we’ve made in the right direction, and of the possibilities of what could be as we continue on this path.
Last December, 250 ladies received our handbags filled with personal care items as part of our ‘Pack to Give Back Dignity’ Appeal. As a key contributor of that appeal was Lea Hix of the Hix Group dropping off many wonderful bags with towels, shampoo, conditioner, brushes and some had gift cards as well. Thankyou Lea!
This year we embarked on fundraising as a way to diversify our revenue and build stronger connections with local businesses and the broader community. A number of small campaigns and fundraising initiatives were conducted, including the “Friends of QOH’ appeal to provide funding support to over 200 women to participate in our Circle of Security Parenting group for free. is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents/care givers and children.
We also held a highly successful Christmas in July Fundraising night in which was attended by 200 people and raised over $30,000.
407 Women, young people and men walked through our doors. It is here I wish you to particularly note the following;
Every single person that came through our doors was provided ;
Specialised trauma informed practice Counselling for Domestic Violence/and or Childhood sexual abuse.
Case Management that ensured professional holistic and practical tools, resources and referrals were provided.
Thank you to the following Businesses for sponsoring the Queen of Hearts AGM on Tuesday 14th November 2017