Dear Friends and colleagues.
The day has finally arrived and I now hand over to Ruth Phillips, who will here on in will be "it" at the Manjimup Family Centre. Ruth and I have worked towards this change of guards over the past five years. At the time I had had the opportunity to appreciate Ruth's skills, personality and vision, and I was sure she'd be the right person for the job. The MFC Board agreed after a process of due diligence.
So, from today, Ruth Phillips is Manager of the centre🎆
For me, there's a desk to clear and a golden sunset to sail into. But not before acknowledging the team: What has been achieved over those past 41 years was accomplished by a stellar cast of volunteers and staff. They're too numerous to mention here; let's just say we are looking at a substantial portion of the local population.
So let's just look at the current gang. For the Board: Dellys Sice, our Chair, Klaus Mueller, Deputy, Franzine Karamfiles, Secretary, Clare Bailey, Treasurer and Board Members Allanah Buegge, Lesley Polley and Zana Domyer. For the staff: Fiona Browne, Playgroup Coordinator, Natalie Wood, Playgroup Assistant, Ruth Phillips, Manager, Sharyn Webber, Finance Officer, and Tina Rhodes, Cleaner.👏
Myself, I will migrate from management to volunteering and continue to facilitate the three film clubs at the centre. Please come along, these are completely free for members and we show 3 movies a month, in German and Italian with subtitles and iconic Australian films.
Otherwise, this is goodbye and after 24 1/2 years in the position I'm looking forward to a good break. Be well, healthy and careful, Andre Foulon. 👋
Best regards and fond farewells,
Manjimup Family Centre
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