The Annual General Meeting of the Hackett Community Association was held on 14 September 2016 at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The new committee for 2016-17 was elected at the meeting and James Walker, who recently retired after 13 years with the Committee in various roles, including four years as Chair, was awarded Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his long service with the committee.
Guest speaker Ms Clare McGrath, Vice President of the North Canberra division of ACT Neighbourhood Watch, spoke on the operations of Neighbourhood Watch. Clare encouraged residents to look out for our neighbours and suggested that we should put out and take in their bins, when they are on holidays, report any unusual activity such as unknown cars parked in the street and generally connect with our neighbours as this is the most effective way of reducing burglaries. And it was great for neighbourly harmony.
Mr John Carty, local resident, former senior mathematics teacher and current contributor to the Australian Mathematics Competition, spoke on the benefits of mathematics skills and outlined the various programs to assist less advantaged families.
The Annual General Meeting of the Hackett Community Association will be held at 7.30 pm on 14 September 2016 in Meeting Room 2 at Maitland House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
We are planning to have 2 speakers at the meeting: Mr John Carty another local resident and former senior mathematics teacher and current contributor to the Australian Mathematics Competition, will talk on the benefits of mathematics skills; and Ms Clare McGrath, Vice President of the North Canberra division of ACT Neighbourhood Watch who will talk on the operations of Neighbourhood Watch.
We will be providing light refreshments on completion. Take the opportunity to welcome in your new committee and meet our guest speakers.
This is the key meeting of the year for the Association and we encourage all residents to attend.
At this meeting the Chair will report on the Association’s achievements over the preceding year and we will be calling for the nomination and appointment of Committee members for 2016-17.
If you are community minded and are looking for a way to be more involved in the future of the Hackett community here is your opportunity to nominate yourself for one of the committee positions. Nominations for Committee membership must be submitted to the Secretary Bruce Smith within 48 hours of the meeting. Nomination forms can be downloaded from http://www.hackett.org.au/documents/committee-nomination-form/
The Hackett Community Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on 14 September. Committee members for 2016-17 will be elected at that meeting.
If you are community minded and are looking for a way to be more involved in the future of the Hackett community here is your opportunity to nominate yourself for one of the committee positions. You will need to download a nomination form from here and submit it to the Secretary within 48 hours of the meeting.
If you would like to find out more contact James Walker on 6247-0951.
The next Hackett Community Contact Day will be held on Saturday 27 August at St Margaret’s Church Community Diversity Festival from 11am to 3pm. We have decided to join the St Margaret’s Church Diversity Day Event in keeping with our aim of fostering increased cooperation amongst local community organisations.
There will be performances by the ACT Taoist Tai Chi Society, Folk Dance Canberra, Con Brio (choir) and the IPRs (band). Displays of artworks by SSFL Friday Art Group, Robin Bennett (paintings), Alison Allen (painted eggs and embroidery), Brian Rope (photography) and Brian Stewart (photography), plus demonstration of egg painting by Alison and Trevor Allen. Food and information stalls, buskers, musicians and more.