Congratulations to Sandra Dalton, who was reappointed as Chair of the Committee of Management at the 2016 – 2017 Annual General Meeting of Junction Support Services.
Junction is also proud to welcome a new Committee members Debbie Ireland and Gerard Crothers.
The Committee also comprises Sandra Dalton (chairperson), Alby Thomson (secretary), Sherril Hodgens (treasurer), Linda Phillip, Marianne Franke, Neville McCormick and Vern Hilditch.
The AGM was held at The Cube Wodonga and attended by about 90 people. “Changing Lives” was the theme of the AGM and Annual Report.
Sandra said that in 2016-17, Junction Support Services assisted an estimated more than 1600 children, young people, single adults and families across north-east Victoria.
Established in 1989, Junction’s mission is to work with individuals and families to support them to achieve their full potential.
Sandra said highlights of the year included being recognised as Employer of Choice at the Albury Wodonga Business Awards and the further development of innovative partnerships with the education sector, to better engage and support at-risk young people.
“Thanks to our Committee of Management, management team and staff for your dedication, passion, enthusiasm and commitment to our clients and our mission… Every day when you go to work you are changing lives,” she said.
ABC Goulburn Murray’s Gaye Pattison was MC for the AGM, which featured musical performances from staff members and a young client.
Each of Junction’s teams talked about their work and showed their passion for supporting clients to achieve good outcomes.
Specialist Adolescent Support Services highlighted their work on Navigator, supporting young people to re-engage with education, training and work.
Continued Care Service shared the challenges and rewards of caring around the clock for high-risk and vulnerable young people.
Youth Services talked about the innovative ways they engage young people and a former client shared her inspiring journey of breaking the cycle of family violence.
And Family and Children’s Specialist Services showcased a video documenting the team’s first ever stall at the Wodonga Children’s Fair.