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Tuesday 1st October 2013
Notice is hereby given that the 24th Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday the 12th November 2013, 2:30pm at NDCHS, 24 Fitzroy Street, Kerang.

Agenda
1. Minutes of Previous AGM
2. Presentation of Reports & Auditors Statements
3. Declaration of Directors
4. Transaction of any other business of which at least 28 days notice in writing has been handed to the Manager

General Business: 

Guest Speaker: 
Ella Ebery   "Challenging Aging"
 


 

Wednesday 19th September 2012
Notice is hereby given that the 23rd Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 21st November 2012, 7:00pm at NDCHS, 24 Fitzroy Street, Kerang.

Agenda
1. Minutes of Previous AGM
2. Presentation of Reports & Auditors Statements
3. Declaration of Directors
4. Transaction of any other business of which at least 28 days notice in writing has been handed to the Manager

General Business:  "Using Multimedia for Health" examples of projects delivered by team members.

Guest Speaker: 
To be confirmed
 

 

Thursday 18th August 2011
Notice is hereby given that the 22nd Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 23rd November 2011, 7:00pm at NDCHS, 24 Fitzroy Street, Kerang.

Agenda
1. Minutes of Previous AGM
2. Presentation of Reports & Auditors Statements
3. Transaction of any other business of which at least 28 days notice in writing has been handed to the Manager

General Business

Guest Speaker: 
Patricia Cameron Hill & Shayne Yates "You won't die laughing"

 


 

Friday 22nd July 2011
Flood Recovery Workers - Help from Northern District Community Health Service is being provided through confidential counselling and personal support for people who are feeling the impact of the floods during January and February this year.

Northern District Community Health Service will provide this service throughout the Gannawarra Shire and across the Northern end of the Loddon Shire.

We encourage people who are having trouble or might be a little stuck dealing with the impact of these events to contact the support services.

As people recover from the floods, they may experience a range of emotions like anxiety, lowered mood and anger, and we are here to help them deal with these.

We understand that the impact of adverse events like floods affect different people in different ways and at different times. But we encourage people to seek support at a time and in a way that best suits them.

You can contact the services on:                    03 – 5451 0200

Elaine Carter
Chief Executive Officer

 

Thursday 16th September 2010
Notice is hereby given that the 21st Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 10th November 2010, 7:00pm at a venue to be confirmed.

Agenda
1. Minutes of Previous AGM
2. Presentation of Reports & Auditors Statements
3. Transaction of any other business of which at least 28 days notice in writing has been handed to the Manager

General Business

Guest Speaker: 
To be confirmed

 

 

Thursday 17th September 2009
Notice is hereby given that the 20th Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 18th November 2009, 7:00pm at the Kerang CFA Building.

Agenda
1. Minutes of Previous AGM
2. Presentation of Reports & Auditors Statements
3. Transaction of any other business of which at least 28 days notice in writing has been handed to the Manager

General Business

Guest Speaker: 
Dr Rick Kausman - Author of "If not dieting, then what?"

 

 

Wednesday 21st January 2009

CHANGES TO THE STRUCTURE OF NORTHERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE INC (NDCHS)

NDCHS would like to notify you of a proposed technical change to the structure of our organisation.  
Following advice from the Australian Tax Office in March 2008 to revoke our tax exempt status and the need for community health services to retain this status, the State Government undertook a review of the governance arrangements of stand alone community health services across Victoria.  

This review resulted in three options being available to community health services in order to maintain their tax exempt status.  These options are set out in the document “Discussion Paper: Review of Governance Arrangements for Community Health Centres” DHS April 2008 (View on our website by following the links below)

The Victorian Government has legislated to develop a new registration process to enable us to become a “registered community health centre”.  This change applies to this organisation.  As a registered community health centre we will need to transfer our incorporation to become a company limited by guarantee.  Accordingly this organisation will be regulated by the Corporations Act 2001, which is the legislation which applies to all companies in Australia.

For current members of NDCHS this new legislation will enable you to continue as a member should you wish to do so. The new Constitution will require members to agree to the payment of a nominal fee should the organisation be wound up. The figure is likely to be $1.00.  Members will have responsibility for the appointment and removal of the Board and must also agree to any future changes to the Constitution.

The following documents relating to this process are available for your information from reception at our Kerang Office:

  • Discussion Paper: Review of Governance Arrangements for Community Health Centres
  • Draft Constitution
  • Membership Application Form

A Special General Meeting will be held on the 16th of February 2009. Members will be asked to consider and if thought appropriate, pass the following resolution at this meeting.

“That members of Northern District Community Health Service Inc.

Endorse the transition, from an Incorporated Association to a Company Limited by Guarantee and authorise the Board and the Chief Executive Officer to expedite this process;

Agree to a Company Limited by Guarantee being incorporated with the name of Northern District Community Health Service Limited and adopt the proposed Constitution;

Agree that the current Board members become Directors of the proposed Company, subject to them providing written consent both to being Directors and Members;

Agree that current members of the Association who provide their written consent to become members, approve the Constitution of the proposed Company and agree to provide a guarantee as stated in the constitution, shall become members of the Company; and

That this resolution is deemed to be made on the date on which the enabling legislation permitting Northern District  Community Health Service Inc to become a Company Limited by Guarantee is proclaimed or earlier if the consent of the Department of Human Services is obtained.”

The new structure for NDCHS requires that our membership be reviewed and updated prior to the Special General Meeting in February.  I would ask you therefore to consider your ongoing membership with NDCHS.  Should you wish to continue as a member would you please fill in the membership form by following the link below and return it to Northern District Community Health Service, PO Box 523, Kerang, 3579, by 23rd January 2009.

Membership Applications close by 23rd January 2009, it will be assumed that you no longer wish to continue as a member of NDCHS if we don’t receive a new application form from you by this date.

I look forward to your ongoing support of NDCHS.

Yours sincerely
 

Elaine Carter
Chief Executive Officer


 

Thursday 11th December 2008

GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA LAUNCHES NEW NORTHERN VICTORIAN PROGRAM TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE 

The Governor of Victoria, Professor David de Kretser AC, launched a new community development and educational/training initiative called “Gateways 4 Sustainable Communities Program” at Pyramid Hill on Tuesday 9 December. 

The new project will target dairying communities and is a collaborative venture between the funding organisation, the Gardiner Foundation of which Professor de Kretser is the Patron, and the Northern District Community Health Service (NDCHS) who will auspice the program through an exciting partnership involving four communities.

The program is chaired by Tricia Currie who is the Service and Program Manager for NDCHS, based in Kerang.

Ms Currie explained that the program will involve an innovative approach to engage with and provide an integrated approach to mental health and wellbeing for all young people and community in Pyramid Hill, East Loddon, Cohuna and Boort.  It will also involve these communities identifying accredited vocational training and education programs for young people which will provide real benefits by meeting the skills requirements of local industries, agriculture and farming.

“The world has changed enormously for young people and their rural communities.  Climate change is impacting on future opportunities for these communities. This is a program designed to develop local solutions, look for new opportunities and innovation. Gateways 4 Sustainable Communities champions participation, leadership and innovation.” Ms Currie said.

Gardiner Foundation Chief Executive, Paul Ford, said that the Foundation’s Community and People Development program is focussed primarily in two areas:  enhancing the skills, capability and leadership potential of people in regional Victoria, and thereby strengthening the capacity of small rural communities to manage change and ensure their sustainability into the future.

“There is an exodus of the 18-49 years age group as farms amalgamate and are not replaced by another sustainable industry.  The result is that communities are left with an aging population and reduced capacity to grow community champions for the future,” Mr Ford said.

“This can only change if positive interventions are made and we are certainly seeing this new program as one example of such an intervention,” he added.

The audience at Pyramid Hill was told that the new program will cater for young people undertaking Years 9-12 as well as others not currently in the education system.  The project is especially concerned with the disadvantage experienced by rural young people.

All speakers agreed that Gateways 4 is an ambitious project that will focus on many issues including engaging and connecting with young people and equipping them with knowledge and skills to be future community leaders.

The program will strengthen resilience of young people and community and create a regional network of community organisations and volunteers who have strong relationships with young people and build strategic partnerships between communities, industry, schools and young people themselves.

Finally, the program will provide a range of vocational training pathways that are relevant to young people, local industry and the potential future skills needs of the dairy industry.

 

Monday 29th September 2008
Notice is hereby given that the 19th Annual AGM will be held on Thursday the 27th November 2008, 7:30pm at the Kerang CFA Building.

Agenda
1. Minutes of Previous AGM
2. Presentation of Reports & Auditors Statements
3. Transaction of any other business of which at least 28 days notice in writing has been handed to the Manager

General Business

Guest Speaker:  "
Telling Our Stories" - St. Joseph's Primary School Kerang, Lalbert Primary School, Quambatook Group School & Julie Smith

 

 

Tuesday 24th June 2008
"Worthwhile Wait - NDCHS finally finds new home”
 
After 10 years Northern District Community Health Service has finally secured a new home in the Kerang CBD.  Please see attached article for more details.

 
Click Here to download Media Release
 


 

Wednesday 26th September 2007
“Playing Safely, Saving the Next Generation on the Farm”
 
If you need any further information please don't hesitate to contact Greg Currie on 5451 0200 or via email on greg@ndchs.org.au

Click Here to download Media Release
 


 

Thursday 26th April  2007
Please find attached a media release regarding the pilot project "Good Sports - Good Mental Health", which will be launched on Saturday 12th May.
 
If you need any further information please don't hesitate to contact Greg Currie on 5451 0200 or via email on greg@ndchs.org.au

Click Here to download Media Release
 


 

Wednesday 21st March 2007
Notice is hereby given that the 18th Annual AGM will be held on Monday the 19th November 2007 at the Kerang CFA Building.

Agenda
1. Minutes of Previous AGM
2. Presentation of Reports & Auditors Statements
3. Transaction of any other business of which at least 28 days notice in writing has been handed to the Manager

General Business

Guest Speaker:  Joan Kirner


 


 

Friday 21st July 2006
Notice is hereby given that the 17th Annual AGM will be held on Wednesday the 15th November 2006 at the Kerang CFA Building.

Agenda
1. Minutes of Previous AGM
2. Presentation of Reports & Auditors Statements
3. Transaction of any other business of which at least 28 days notice in writing has been handed to the Manager

General Business

 

 

Friday 24th March 2006

We have now installed our new Cisco VoIP Phone System in the Kerang Office. We wish to advise that our telephone number has now changed to:
03 - 5451 0200

Members of the LMHA Network can call us on 10200 for Free!


 

Thursday 1st September 2005
Notice is hereby given that the 16th Annual AGM will be held on Tuesday the 15th November 2005.

Agenda
1. Minutes of Previous AGM
2. Presentation of Reports & Auditors Statements
3. Transaction of any other business of which at least 28 days notice in writing has been handed to the Manager

General Business
1. Adoption of Statement of Purposes & Rules
 


 

Tuesday 23rd November 2004
From the Minister for Victorian Communities & Water
- Bracks Government helping young people in Water and Land Management Careers


From the Minister for Environment and Water
- $470,000 Water Smart Farms Project to Save 700ML
 

 

 
   


Vision:    Healthy, vibrant and connected rural people, families and communities.

Mission:      To provide quality care, which enables people to increase their control over,
and improve, their health and well being.

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