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Milpara awards Nicki

Thank you: Milpara Community House co-ordinator Sandra Webster with new life member Nicki Belling.

MILPARA Community House held its 21st annual general meeting recently.

More than 40 people attended the event at the Austral Hotel in Korumburra.

President John Davies opened the meeting acknowledging traditional owners of the land and welcoming guests, past members, tutors, staff and volunteers.

Whilst business was conducted a lovely two course dinner was enjoyed by all participants.  Sandra Webster read the co-ordinators’ report for the year and explained that people come to Milpara for any number of reasons: to participate in a huge range of adult education opportunities, art and craft, a newcomers luncheon, men’s group, men’s shed, playgroup, Centrelink agency, to get information or just to call in and say hello.

South Gippsland Shire Councillor Bob Newton conducted the election of the committee of management for the ensuing year.

Mr Davies was re-elected as president, Neil Coxon was re-elected vice-president, Barbara Hosking was re-elected as secretary, Nicki Belling and Maureen Sivyer were re-elected as joint treasurers, and Sandra Webster was re-elected as minute secretary, and the general committee was elected as follows: Eileen Cook, Nigel Chalmers and Jenny Ramage.

The highlight of Milpara’s AGM was the presentation of a life membership to Nicki Belling.  Ms Belling has held the position of joint treasurer for the past 14 years and has been a volunteer at Milpara for the past 20 years.

Mr Davies presented Ms Belling with a framed life membership certificate and life member Jan Parry presented Nicki with a gift of a clock on behalf of Milpara.

A presentation was made to all the volunteers who were at the meeting and certificates of appreciation were made to Bendigo Bank, St Paul’s Anglican Church, Korumburra Baptist Church, and Koringal Women’s Service Club representatives for their contributions to Milpara’s Emergency Food Bank.

Sandra Webster introduced the guest speaker Peter Hearn, who spoke on Life as a Customs Officer.  The meeting was a wonderful evening and demonstrated again Korumburra’s support of Milpara and the place it holds in the community.

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