Geelong West Neighbourhood House

Celebrating Diversity, Building Community

2020 AGM Report

GWNH 2020 Annual General Meeting

2020 Annual General Meeting
December 2nd 7PM

 

CHAIRPERSON’S ANNUAL REPORT 2020

THE YEAR

The past twelve months has been a significant challenge for Geelong West Neighbourhood House and for our Geelong West community.

The uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic created, has visibly impacted on our programs and service delivery during this year. But, I am pleased to report that the professionalism of our Team along with the flexibility and determination of our participants has been remarkable.

Although we closed most programs in late March and again in June, we were able to Zoom- feed several wellbeing programs throughout the year and introduced a short personal wellbeing course, which was well received.

One of our 2020 objectives was to reach out and engage with the Geelong West Community; to identify needs and preferences and ensure that our direction is their direction too.

COVID-19 has defined our community in many ways. It has demonstrated that people have a strong, innate desire to stay connected. It has demonstrated the patience, the persistence and the integrity of the community, not only across Geelong West, but across the State and the Nation. Most importantly, it has confirmed to the Committee of Management, the need for a Neighbourhood House that not only provides a learning-place, a meeting-place and a creative-space, but also becomes a beacon of relief and support in times of crisis.

 

Read the full AGM minutes here: GWNH 2020 AGM Report

 

AGM Photos

Click on images for full view.