Good afternoon, hope you had an enjoyable weekend.
The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Geelong Region LLEN was held this Wednesday. Prior to the AGM, a Special General Meeting was conducted, in which members voted in favour of the GRLLEN moving to adopt Consumer Affairs Victoria's 2012 Model Rules for Incorporated Associations. We still require a final approval from Consumer Affairs, but this change will mean we can recruit for our Board to ensure an appropriate mix of skills, great governance skills and industry knowledge, to complement the skills and experience our current Board members bring to the table. The rule changes will also give us flexibility in the future for pursuing alternative funding streams to continue our work. Our State Government contract runs out at the end of 2019, leaving LLENs across Victoria with an uncertain future. However, LLENs do seem to be a good match for some of the initiatives outlined in the recent State Budget - particularly those addressing careers, skills, youth employment, and supporting vulnerable young people.
Our keynote speaker, Associate Professor David Mackenzie, presented an informative and insightful address on what prompted the inception of The Geelong Project, the importance of reform, and the impact The Geelong Project has had in our region, in reducing the number of at-risk young people from experiencing homelessness. The slides from David's presentation are now available on our website, here.
Our Annual Report will also be posted on the website soon, along with photos from the day.
Ed Connect - volunteers wanted!
Geelong, Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula, Lara
Are you interested in getting to know a young person who needs support?
WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!
The EdConnect team will train and match Mentors and Volunteers with young people in schools who need either academic, social and emotional support.
Contact: 1800 668 550