November 20, 2016
A good crowd turned up on Thursday night in Kingaroy to hear reports from South Burnett CTC Board members and staff at organisation’s annual general meeting.
Current Board members were re-elected with two new faces joining: Jo Gadischke (Proteco) and former acting magistrate Russell Lebsanft.
Highlights of the year for the not-for-profit group included the completion of Stage 1 of the Heritage Lodge accommodation project in Nanango (see separate report).
Another highlight was The Gumnut Place at Murgon winning the national Australian Disability Enterprise Excellence Award.
There was also the continuation of programs addressing family violence as well as support for people living with a disability, and young people with complex needs.
Labour hire and recruitment services were provided to select employers, as well as programs for the unemployed under the “Skilling Queenslanders For Work” initiative.
Chairman John Box – who was elected at last year’s AGM – thanked CEO Nina Temperton and the senior management team for their “professionalism, support and operational guidance”.
He also thanked CTC’s “many wonderful staff for the passion they bring to our organisation”, and his fellow Board Members for their support and assistance in guiding him through his first year as Chairman.
“I am continually amazed at the many opportunities and services that this award winning non-government, not-for-profit organisation delivers to our South Burnett community,” Mr Box said.
“I feel honoured to be a part of the CTC team and leader of the Board as we face the opportunities and challenges to realise our vision and mission.”
Mr Box said that a new initiative introduced this year were “facility site tours”.
“CTC does not have a budget for the promotion of our services and activities,” he said.
“The focus is to raise the awareness of what CTC is and the many services we provide to the South Burnett community.
“During these tours, participants have been able to experience first-hand the passion our staff have in providing high quality services to our many clients.
“We plan to further expand these tours in the coming year to include more community leaders and representatives of the three tiers of government who rely on us to provide the quality sustainable programs they fund and support.”