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QEC hosted its 99th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 15 November.

We had a wonderful group of people attending the meeting; patrons of QEC, family services partners, Board members and staff.

The meeting opened with amazing voices of children from the Noble Park Primary School Choir who brought tears to many in attendance singing I am Australian and Moana.

 

Dr Robyn Miller, CEO of MacKillop Family Services was our Guest Speaker. She gave an incredible story of how QEC has been serving over 3 million Victorian families over the last century with pioneering early parenting practices. She also described how there has been unacceptable level of increase in the number of children being reported to Child Protection. Prevention and early intervention hold the key to making sure that our children receive the best start in their life. And that is what QEC is all about! Thank you Dr Miller for your inspirational speech.

 

We also celebrated QEC staff's long services. We congratulated over 10 staff who have achieved incredible milestones of 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of their services! QEC will not be who we are without the tireless dedication of our staff. Congratulations and thank you to our amazing staff. 

Celebrating 100 Years and the Jona Sensory Children's Garden

Our first event celebrating QEC’s 100 years was held with the Jona Sensory Children’s Garden opening, today Wednesday 31st May 2017. Photographic images, historical memorabilia were on display with a mixture of images and stories from 1917 to 2017. A great celebration for all those before the current organization and the great work that has been achieved over the century. Further events and collaborations throughout 2017 are being planned.

QEC opens new Gippsland office

Hon Minister Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families and Children and Minister for Youth Affairs formally opened the new office for the Gippsland/Morwell team at QEC today. After nearly 20 years of sharing an office with Anglicare, the Gippsland team has finally moved to accomodate their growing team. The Gippsland staff proudly showed off their new home to their many visitors. The new office is an indication of the support for the La Trobe community in transitioning through economic and social change today and in years to come “QEC is in for the long haul”. Mary Sayers President,  Athina Georgiou CEO and David Welch Area Manager celebrated the major milestone with their many supporters.

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