OPERATION PTSD SUPPORT INC
MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014
The Annual General Meeting of Operation PTSD Support Inc was held on Tuesday July 29th, 2014 at 7.30pm at 17 Willaroo Close, Flinders View 4305
Present were Donna Reggett, Danielle Jorgensen, Nicole Reggett, Annie Smith, Toni Birtles-Crute, Clare Wightwick, Andrew Reggett, Graham Birtles-Crute and Kim Lawson
Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Kerry Hansen
Minutes of Last Meeting
Minutes of the last annual general meeting held on 5th August, 2013 were read.
Donna Reggett moved that they be accepted as correct.
Seconded by Toni Birtles-Crute.
Matters arising from the Minutes
There were no matters arising from the Minutes.
Annie Smith moved that the minutes of the previous annual general meeting held on 5th August, 2013 be adopted.
Seconded Toni Birtles-Crute.
The Treasurer's Annual Report was read by Annie Smith and is as follows:
Treasurer's Annual Report as at 30th April, 2014
Opening Cash Balance $0.00
Income Received $3731.64
Expenses Paid $0.00
Closing Cash Balance $3731.64
Annie Smith moved that the Treasurer's Annual Report be accepted as read.
Seconded by Clare Wightwick.
Business Arising from Treasurer's Report
There were no matters arising from the Treasurer's Report.
Toni Birtles-Crute moved that the Treasurer's Report be adopted.
Seconded by Kim Lawson.
The President, Donna Reggett, read the President's Report which is as follows:
Operation PTSD Support has been up and running now since August last year.
It was slow to start with no funds. The strat up was paid for by Military Kids as was the web page. Little Aussie Warrior had some problems and were unable to contribute financially, perhaps in the future they will be able to.
Associate Membership of the group has grown to 128 through partner support, and over 1000 people interacting on the OPPTSD Facebook site.
We have had a few fundraising events and hopefully in the future as we grow we can have a fundraising co ordinator. Plank for PTSD was run by Karmen O Hanlon and although raised very little money at the event did raise a lot of awareness. This was followed by an on line Auction.
The Get Dirty for PTSD mud run again raised awareness but not a lot of funds.
The 3 day cruise was a lot of fun, and 23 women from all over Australia got together for three days and relaxed, returning home to their families rejuvenated. This is something that would be a great event every two years.
The weekend retreat at the sunshine coast saw 24 women come together for a lot of fun, some pin up photography and burlesque dancing just some of the weekend activities. Op PTSD Support was able to assist 6 women to participate and Brooke worked hard to get many of the necessities at great prices or free. This weekend was subsidised by Military Kids Recognition. It is hoped this will become an annual retreat.
We are currently looking into retreats in Sydney and Canberra.
It is hoped we can get some welfare officers for the group within the next twelve months.
Over the past 6 months we have been able to offer welfare and support to many partners. This has been done at individual members expense, it is hoped that we can get some funding to provide fuel vouchers to those offering welfare assistance.
This is a program written by Kerry Hanson and just waiting to be delivered to children. We have been held up because of insurance complications.
Overall it has been a great start to the organization, and I can see us moving forward. Teething almost completed, getting us up and running and known is the mission for 2014- 2015.
29 July 2014
Chair Declares all Positions Vacant
All committee positions were declared vacant. Nominations and elections were as follows: Due to there being no need for a vote the president continued to chair the meeting.
President – Nominations were Donna Reggett who was nominated by Danielle Jorgensen. The motion was seconded by Toni Birtles-Crute.
Vice-President – Nominations were Danielle Jorgensen who was nominated by Donna Reggett. The motion was seconded by Kim Lawson.
Secretary – Nominations were Kim Lawson who was nominated by Donna Reggett. seconded by Danielle Jorgensen.
Treasurer – Nominations were Annie Smith who was nominated by Danielle Jorgensen seconded by Nicole Reggett.
All present voted and the committee, as nominated, was accepted.
Date of Next Annual General Meeting
The date of the next Annual General meeting was set for the 28th July, 2015 with the venue to be advised. The President declared the meeting closed at 7.45pm.
Kim Lawson - Secretary
Donna Reggett – President
our First bank account was opened on the 7/11/2013
DONATIONS RECEIVED 2014
IPSWICH CITY COUNCIL $500
IPSWICH RSL SUB BRANCH $500
IPSWICH RAILWAY SUB BRANCH $300
SEAN CHOAT MP $!00
BUSHNELL AND POWER LAWYERS IPSWICH $2050
JOEL HARDY $205
STOCKLAND DEVELOPERS $1000
MILITARY BROTHERHOOD MOTOR CYCLE CLUB TOWNSVILLE $1700
DAVID TAYLOR CHRIS AND CHER SCHRAMM $1600