A very successful AGM was held on 11 September. In all, 120 members attended to celebrate 25 years of ARQRV. We were pleased to welcome Paul Leo from the Office of the Qld Ombudsman as well as two staff representatives from the Residential Services Unit.
The Annual Report included written information from the various portfolios with an overview of the work undertaken during the year. If you were unable to attend you can read the report on our website as well as a copy of our audited statements. Katherine and Sandra were able to answer some of the member’s queries, unfortunately they were not able to stay after the meeting to meet people personally. Paul gave an excellent presentation of the work done by the Office of the Ombudsman on behalf of all Queenslanders. Many of us were surprised by some of the issues dealt with and the results achieved, their mantra is certainly about fairness and what is reasonable.
You would have seen some proposed changes to our Constitution, these were accepted after some discussion.
The following members were returned to the Committee: Judy Mayfield, Mike Fairburn, Peter Smyth, Thea Biesheuvel, Hilton Conroy, Barbara and Stephen Irving. We welcomed new member Trisha Jacobsen and were sad to accept the resignation of Steve Murray after serving on the Committee for 8 years.
Any celebration would not be complete without a cake and following the meeting members shared a slice of our 25 Anniversary cake before leaving.
The upcoming year will see many changes in the retirement living industry with the introduction of the new RV Act (hopefully) and a commitment by Operators to become more transparent. We will wait and see and of course keep you informed of what is happening.
At the AGM there will be several changes proposed for the Constitution.