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    GUNDITJMARA ABORIGINAL

COOPERATIVE

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT - IMPORTANT

On behalf of the board and management, we would like to advise of the following actions in response to the Coronavirus.

 

Gunditjmara continues to enact its Pandemic Plan and our dedicated committee monitors all developments and changes.  We understand that this may cause some disruption, however, the safety of our community and staff is our number one priority. As government policy changes we will continue to adjust our services accordingly and update you as we go. We are taking all precautions to ensure our staff are protected so we are able to provide reduced services in a safe manner.

Our Medical Centre is still operating as per normal and we have implemented extra screening procedures.  We continue to support our community, especially our older people and those who experience chronic disease. Occasionally staff may need to wear full protective clothing, there is no need to be alarmed by this.

Vaccination clinics are now running so contact us for the next session.

Medical clinic – (03) 5564 3344

Kepler St office- (03) 5559 1234

If community members require hand sanitiser or masks, please call the Kepler St office.

 

Some Gunditjmara groups/events/activities are still postponed. These include the following:

 

Aboriginal Women’s Groups

Elders Activity Shed

Gunditjmara scheduled events

 

The Kooramook Playgroup is now back in person at Harris St.

The Aboriginal Elders and Social Support Group is being conducted over the phone.

CEO & Board of Directors

Notice of Special General Meeting
Wednesday 25th August 2021
Harris Street Reserve

Amendment to Board Director criteria

The proposal, made by the current Board of Directors, reflects our growth as an organisation and is the next step in our journey of true Aboriginal self-determination. This proposal will also bring us in line with other Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations across the State.

The current criteria are as follows:

39. Qualifications of directors

 (1) A person is not qualified to be a director unless he or she is either -

(a) an active member of the co-operative; or

(b) not an active member but who possesses special skills in management or other technical areas of benefit to the co-operative as specified by the board from time to time.

(2) A person qualified to be a director under sub-rule (1)(a) is known as a “member director”. A person qualified under sub-rule (1)(b) is known as a “non- member director”.

(3) The board of directors must have a majority of member directors.

(4) A person must not act as a director if the person is disqualified under Division 2 of Part 3.1 of the CNL (Vic).

(5)  In addition to the other requirements a Director must:

(a) Not be a declared bankrupt.

(b) have completed, or commit to completing within 6 months of their appointment or election as a director, formal directors governance training as approved by the Registrar.

(c) have a current criminal record check issued no more than 6 months prior to the date of their nomination or appointment as a director.

 

The proposal is to change clause 39 (1) (a) to:

(1) A person is not qualified to be a director unless he or she is either -

(a) an active member of the co-operative and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; or

(b) not an active member but who possesses special skills in management or other technical areas of benefit to the co-operative as specified by the board from time to time.

In order for this proposal to be passed a quorum of 20 Members must be present at the Special General Meeting on 25 August 2021.

Registration will commence at 5pm with the meeting called to order at 5:30pm to consider the proposal. A light supper will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

 

Please RSVP to Leah Parker on 0439 913 734 by Friday 20 August for catering purposes.

OUR SERVICES

 child, youtH & 

Family SERVICES

Placing culture at the centre of the work we do, we believe in empowering the people we work with. Using a strength-based approach, our services aim to support our community in making positive, strong choices for the future. 

HEALTH SERVICES

With a strong commitment to providing quality care, a holistic approach to healing, tailored medical services and educational opportunities for Aboriginal people our health services aim to offer you a friendly, culturally safe 

service for all our community.

ELDERS &

Home Care

Supporting people is something we take very seriously. Our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact in the lives of people. We offer support for you, people with special needs and Elders within the community.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

We share a commitment to building a strong healthy community. We offer you holistic services that support healthy lifestyles, offering a variety of options and providing opportunities that  support you as an Aboriginal person.

Making A Difference

"To us, health is about so much more than simply not being sick. It is about getting a balance between the physical, mental, emotional, cultural and spiritual health. Health and healing are interwoven which means that one cannot be separated from the other".

Dr. Tamara Mackean

President of the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association in Canberra.