Hi all, with Christmas and a New Year just around the corner we thought we would give you the latest on what’s happening at Produce to the People.
Last night we held our Annual General Meeting as well as a General Meeting of our Board and there are a few changes at the helm.
We are so grateful to our outgoing President Catherine Gale-Stanton for the wonderful work she has done for Produce to the People over the past year – that gala would never have happened without her! Catherine has been a great asset to PTTP and her work, along with that of the Board, staff and volunteers has left us in a great position moving forward.
We are ever so pleased to introduce the new PttP Board: Dr Amina Keygan steps up from her VP role to become our new President and Corey Speers is our new VP. Claire Smith remains as Treasurer and Simon Gates as Public Officer. Our Secretary role remains a shared one. General Board Members remaining are Penelope Dodd, Michelle Williamson, Lee-Anne Mundy and we are pleased to welcome new general Board members Steph Prendergast and Harry Cuthbertson.
We are thrilled that as of next year Burnie High will be getting a two day a week Farm teacher and happy to have that teacher, Steph Predergast join the PttP Board. More kids on The Farm more often…….brilliant!
Our other big news is that our founder and hands on everything person, Penelope Dodd is leaving her hands on role after a rollercoaster nine years as GM. Fortunately she will continue to have an influence on the future of PTTP by remaining on the Board. The Board takes this opportunity to thank Penelope for her outstanding contribution, which has played a significant role in us continuing to grow, gather and give well into the future. And while it with sadness that we see her go, we look forward to an exciting year ahead of us with these changes on both the Board and on The Farm.
There will be more news to come as we firm up Penelope’s replacements and we’ll ensure to keep you posted.
The Produce to the People Board.