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.