Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the Bellarine Community Health
annual general meeting in Queenscliff. What a wonderful organisation this is!
John Fendyk, the chief executive officer of Bellarine Community Health, provided
a thorough report and gave highlights of the achievements of BCH over the
previous 12 months, one of which was receiving 15 community aged-care packages
that allow people to remain in their homes longer rather than entering
residential care. He also mentioned the success that BCH had in securing state
government funding for the Headspace Project at Drysdale, which delivers mental
health services to the 12 to 25-year-old age group.
I also take this opportunity to thank retiring board members
Pat Bell, who served for 15 years, Monica Hayes, who was the president and who
also served on the board for 5 years, and Evelyn Wuchatsch. I thank Sue Winton
for the enormous effort she has put in as a volunteer at Bellarine Community Health for
35 years. Valarie Holmes and Alan Holmes have also been recognised for 25 years
of voluntary assistance to the organisation, and Norma Davis, Beverley Seale,
Lesley Taylor and Marjorie Wisbey have served 20 years.