It was our pleasure to report on the activities and achievements of our organisation for the 2013/2014 period at our Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 09 December 2014. The AGM was held in Melton at our Hope Street Community Hall and included several highlights.
- Garden Tours: Melton Bunnings generously supported the young people in our program to landscape their courtyards and shared vegetable garden. Melton Bunnings provided the plants, garden stones, other materials and team members to work with young people to design and create their outdoor garden. Hope Street provided garden tours to guests of our Annual General Meeting. This is a tremendously positive demonstration of local business working with young people to achieve a practical, rewarding and lasting outcome.
Hope Street presented the Melton Bunnings Complex Manager, David Drummy a framed Appreciation Certificate surrounded by photos from the garden project signed by all of the young people involved.
Valerie Turner, who led the garden project initiative with her Melton Bunnings colleagues, joined the garden tours and presentation of the Appreciation Certificate.
- Performance by young people involved in the Hope Street Gold Stars Music Program: The Merri-bek City Council awarded Hope Street in Brunswick a community grant to create a music program with young people in our youth refuge. Under the guidance of Youth Residential Support Worker Kate Clarke, young people involved performed alongside renowned Indigenous Artist Monica Weightman in a spectacular performance.
- Board nominations: The following Directors were nominated to the Board:
- Judith Cooke
- Vivienne Archdall
- Jo Connellan
- Andrew Nette
- Helen Riseborough
- Wayne Street
Guests enjoyed a light supper catered by local business The Wooden Spoon.
Click on our Photo Album to view a selection of photos taken at our AGM.