28/11/2020

New faces at MDAS Board table


A great attendance and new faces on our board


Today our MDAS members have set us a new course, and set new challenges for the future of OUR organisation. 
We are so proud of an amazing turnout to our AGM  (137 members took part, both in person at Mildura, Robinvale, Swan Hill and Kerang and online on Zoom)  - one of the biggest attendances at an AGM ever. 
A big thank you is due to our amazing outgoing chair Aunty Deb Chaplin who decided not to stand for re-election today. She has been the driving force for the change that was needed – she has been the voice of community and her leadership and integrity has been unflinching.  Thank you Aunty Deb.
Our membership voted for change at the board table and we are pleased and proud to welcome new board members. 
They are:
• Vicki Clark (Swan Hill)
• Derik Jones (Mildura)
• Jenene Murray (Mildura)
• Damien Murray (Kerang)
• Mark Bland (Mildura)

Congratulations to all of our new board members.  They will join our existing board members: Pam McCormack, Uncle Josh Kirby, Melanie Lane and Cara-Lee Brown, with the new chair to be elected at the first meeting of the board. Congratulations to all of the courageous and committed MDAS members who put up their hands to seek election.  In their own way, each and every one of them is truly committed to the vision: Generations of vibrant, healthy and strohg Aboriginal communities. 
Congratulations also to every MDAS member who, despite the conditions and the technological challenges, had a say.  That is what being an ACCO is all about.
This is just the beginning.
We look forward to working strongly together towards that vision, across our Mallee communities, over coming months and years.

Pictured: Outgoing Chair of MDAS Aunty Deb Chaplin at today's AGM

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MALLEE DISTRICT ABORIGINAL SERVICES  “Our Vision: Generations of vibrant, healthy and strong Aboriginal communities”
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EVENTS
22/12/2021
Wednesday December 22

MDAS Swan Hill Christmas Lunch

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MILDURA
120 Madden Avenue Mildura
Phone (03) 5018 4100

SWAN HILL
70 Nyah Road Swan Hill
Phone (03) 5032 8600

KERANG
9 Nolan Street Kerang
Phone (03) 5412 6004




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