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On 18 October 2017 the CCLSWA Management Committee held its Annual General Meeting.

Outgoing chairperson Henry Thong thanked the committee members for their tireless work throughout what was a difficult year for the centre.

On top of the proposed funding cuts by the Federal Government that were due to happen in June this year, in February the CCLSWA offices were temporarily closed due to a fire on the floor above. Thankfully, the funding cuts were reversed and the damage from the fire was minimal.

The 2017 Annual Report was tabled and accepted by all members present. You can download a copy of the annual report here.

The members present at the meeting elected the 2017/2018 management committee.

General committee member Liz McCoy was elected as chairperson, outgoing chairperson Henry Thong was elected as treasurer and general committee member Liam Nicholls was elected as secretary.

Outgoing treasurer Judy Kellond and general committee member Tony Evans will stay on as general committee members for the 2017/2018 year.

Outgoing secretary Cecily Montgomery and general committee member Matthew Know did not renominate for positions on the management committee for the coming year. Henry Thong thanked Cecily and Matthew for their many years of service to the centre.

Three new members were elected as general members of the management committee at the meeting. CCLSWA is delighted to welcome Bev Jowle, Sigourney Drane and Rachael Doraisamy as the newest members of the management committee.

Bev is the executive officer of the Financial Counsellors’ Association of Western Australia.

Sigourney Drane is a solicitor at Dentons, and a former CCLSWA volunteer.

Rachael Doraisamy is the Community Legal Education Officer at Street Law Centre WA, and recently completed her Practical Legal Training at CCLSWA through the Piddington Justice Project.

Thank you to Minter Ellison for generously providing the meeting space for the AGM, and thank you to all the members that attended.

The 2017/2018 CCLSWA Management Committee

Photo: The 2017/2018 CCLSWA Management Committee (L-R): Henry Thong, Liam Nicholls, Judi Kellond, Tony Evans, Sigourney Drane, Bev Jowle and Rachael Doraisamy. (Not pictured – Liz McCoy)

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