In May 2016 The Foundation held its AGM as part of our Lions Multiple District Convention in Echuca, Victoria. The AGM was once again well attended by our Constituent Members as well as a Local Police Detective as our Guest Speaker.
It is important when we have the opportunity to include the local Community and share their stories on the issues in the Community. Sadly, this presentation focused once again on the problem with ICE. We take the opportunity to once again thank Detective Sergeant Brendan Murphy of Echuca Police.
On a more positive note I was able to report that our membership remains strong and that we are in a very sound position financially. I take the opportunity to thank David McKenzie for his excellent performance under difficult circumstances.
Giving a snapshot of 2015 to our members reminded us of the many challenges that the Foundation faced. It was pleasing to report the progress of our major projects as well as an update to the Convention floor by our Quest Consultants and Senior Trainer, Donna Munro. We also received good feedback on the work that was being undertaken by the Consultants as we work through 2016.
State Directors were appointed for Tasmania and Western Australia, PDG D Crawford, Tas and L Chicote, WA, were welcomed to the Foundation. Following a ballot PDG B McLeod was declared elected for Victoria. A very positive AGM. Our Board Meeting was also held as part of our Convention and a full working program for 2016 is progressing. Please check this edition for Consultants Project updates.
Some other information to check out from our partners is:-
The OzHealth app outlines key facts about the health condition of Australians.
The app does a good job providing facts and statistics about several health issues, including alcohol and other drugs. (ADF)
ALCOHOL + DRUG FOUNDATION – NEW NAME, SAME MESSAGE
You may have noticed things have changed around here. We’re sporting a new name and a new look – but behind the scenes our work hasn’t changed. (ADF)
ALCOHOL IN THE NEWS AGAIN
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN SPORT
Sport is associated with health, fair play, competition, striving for excellence, friendship, community, unity, teamwork. It inspires feelings of identity and pride.
But competitive, big time sport has its dark side. Cheating, doping, gambling, and sponsorship by socially harmful products such as alcohol. Nearly all Australian national male dominated sport competitions, teams, and events, are sponsored by alcohol brands.
This is deeply ironic as athletes can’t afford to use the sponsor’s product, due to the way it can impact on their performance.
Please continue your support to the Foundation as we work towards
“Creating a happier, healthier and safer community”
David Daniels OAMC