On 9 August 2018 HCC held its Annual General Meeting. It’s President for the past 2 years Sarah Curtis stepped down and Andrew Tait, who has been on the Committee for 9 years and has served as Vice-President and Treasurer, was elected as the new President.
Andrew acknowledged the work of the past President saying:
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sarah for her leadership, passion and drive as President and I look forward to working alongside her for many more years in her new position as Vice-President.”
The 2018 AGM marked milestones for two Committee members:
- Caroline Touzeau who has been on the Committee for 10 years. Caroline has been instrumental in making all events ‘beautiful’ with her styling talents, and other contributions including her connections which she has readily brought to the table.
- Jane Nathan who has been on the Committee for 30 years, including a time as President. Jane illustrates unflagging care for our community, providing guidance to ensure the continued success of HCC.
Three new members were elected to the Committee.
- Dean Ardern – Treasurer (joined 2018)
Having grown up in a small country town, Dean appreciates how community-based support groups can make a difference to their communities. He also appreciates how targeted financial assistance can make a direct and positive impact on the lives of people in need. Dean lives in Hawthorn with his partner, two children and two dogs. Employed by a mid-tier chartered accounting firm, Dean works with a number of NFPs to assist them in meeting their reporting obligations. Dean expressed interest in supporting HCC events and further discussion led to Dean joining HCC’s Committee as its Treasurer at HCC’s August 2018 AGM.
- Chris Kendall – Committee Member (joined 2018)
Chris is a Boorondara resident, married, with three children who attend the local primary school. He is a co-founder of a renewable energy company with expertise in treasury management and infrastructure investment. Chris hopes to strengthen the Boorondara community by helping those in need. He joined the Committee at the August 2018 AGM.
- Tricia Maclean – Committee Member (joined 2018)
With fond memories of attending a Boroondara high school and a long term resident raising three young children in Surrey Hills, Tricia is passionate about giving back to the community, and supporting a vibrant not for profit sector. A financial and investment professional, Tricia sits on the social and fundraising Committee at her children’s kindergarten as well as other community and philanthropic Committees. Tricia was inducted to the Committee at the August 2018 AGM.
The HCC Committee now stands as 14 committed volunteers with a range of business skills, experience and networks.
Above: HCC’s Committee at its 2018 AGM