Pictured: Committee of Management members Sherril Hodgens, Neville McCormick, Debbie Ireland, Sandra Dalton and Marianne Franke.
All of us at Junction Support Services are proud that our organisation this year marks 30 years of changing lives.
Our work started in 1989 in Wangaratta.
A town hall meeting was held by the community in response to the concerns of parents of people with disabilities. They were worried what was going to happen to their children, specifically where they would live, when they as parents passed away.
That meeting led to one program, which was run by one worker to support people who were at risk of homelessness.
Today, 30 years later:
- We run 28 programs to support people in need
- We have 150 staff
- We have an additional 70 volunteers
- That first worker, Corienne Krich, is our CEO
- And one of the people instrumental in establishing our work, Neville McCormick, remains on our Committee of Management
At our recent AGM, Neville was re-elected to our Committee of Management. Sandra Dalton was re-elected as chairperson, Sherril Hodgens was re-elected as Treasurer and Alby Thomson was re-elected as Secretary. Marianne Franke, Vern Hilditch, Debbie Ireland, Gerard Crothers and Linda Phillis were also re-elected to the Committee of Management.
Sandra said a highlight of 2018 was winning the Albury Wodonga Business Awards category for Employer of Choice – for the second year running – and also the award for Excellence in Health, Education and Disability.
“It is an honour to be chairperson of Junction Support Services and I’d like to thank our CEO Corienne Krich for your hard work, leadership and support,” she said.
“Thank you to our dedicated Committee of Management and our staff for your work, your enthusiasm and commitment to your clients and our mission. The work you do is important.
“And thank you to our 70 awesome volunteers who support young people in our communities.”
Our AGM and Annual Report for 2017-18 had the theme “Working together”, which was in recognition of the way we work with other local agencies and government departments to support individuals and families to achieve their full potential.
You can read our 2017/18 Annual Report online or contact our Wodonga office on 02 6043 7400 for a copy.