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Farewell to a special volunteer

Towards the end of last year we were very sad to learn that Noelene Allison had passed away after a year long courageous fight against ill health. Noelene had been one of our longest serving volunteers when she was forced to retire. She had served customers in our shop regularly on Monday afternoons for many years. She was one of those who had been with us since the days of the old shop on Centreway Road and helped with the move to our bright new premises. We were blessed to have her as part of the team and honour her memory.

Welcome to our new Co-ordinator

Farewell of a different kind to Michelle Drinnan who has been our co-ordinator in the office for the last five years. Michelle is leaving to work with her husband in their new business and to support family. We will miss Michelle's cheerful and friendly personality and her ability to handle all the different facets of her role. Her sense of fun and humour has brightened many days and she will be missed.

However, as Michelle leaves we welcome back Judith Pearce who for many years was our OSCAR After School Care Supervisor. Judith has a wealth of knowledge about the Community House and the local area as she lives nearby and is involved with other local organisations. We hope Judith will enjoy her new role. She will be training up to take over Michelle's car seat technician role so we can still offer our rental programme. Welcome Judith!

Governance Board membership

The Community House is governed by a board of mainly local people. Owing to some previous members moving out of the district, health issues and pressure of work our board numbers have decreased. We are seeking keen, interested, local people who have time and energy to commit to supporting the work we do and developing our future. Experience is preferred but if you have ideas, enthusiasm and a desire to help our community we would love to hear from you. Members attend a monthly meeting (held on a Thursday afternoon) and help with special events such as fundraising, raffles or Santa parades! If you would like to know more call Christine on 4263598 or email us.