Today is also the Polish Independence Day 🇵🇱 (Polish: Narodowe Święto Niepodległości) which is a national day in Poland marking the anniversary of the restoration of Poland's sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic in 1918 from the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires.
The Monday Golden Age Club which has mostly Polish speaking members celebrated the occasion with traditional polish pastries called Saint Martin's Croissant or Rogal świętomarciński in Polish. Thank you to Chopin Patisserie for the delicious treats.
After morning tea, the group also paused at 11 am for Remembrance Day. 🌺 ... See MoreSee Less
The Melbourne Cup is one of Australia’s most well-known racing events. The first race was held at the Flemington Racecourse in Victoria in 1861 and it is run every year on the first Tuesday of November.
This year, the clients from Umbrella’s Golden Age Club watched the race and dressed in their finest outfits. The staff supported the clients to enter a “best hat” competition and participate in a fashion parade, whilst all were entertained by live music and enjoyed a delicious morning tea.
November 5 is a day when volunteers and managers around the world have a chance to reflect on and celebrate the critical work they do. Coordination, support, training, administration, and recruitment of volunteers – they are all skilled professionals who are adept at taking singular passion and turning it into effective action.
The recent Umbrella Inc.’s Annual General Meeting 2019 saw a change in board membership.
All board members renominate on a two-yearly basis and for the 2019 AGM 7 members stood for re-election. As per agreed amendments to Umbrella Inc.’s constitution, the board membership went from 14 to 12. Therefore, there was 5 position to fill. The following people will form the board for 2019/20:
- Ann Holland - Dorota Ruszecki - Dr Rita Afsar - Grazyna Humfrey - Karen Quigley Sosa - Maria Kamocka - Marika Krstevska - Mariusz Pawlowski - Milos Nedved - Othmar Beerli - Ronda Raymond - Shirley Myers
The incumbent Board wish to acknowledge the contribution of these outgoing Board members:
Daniela Neagu has been a member of the Board for the last 10 years and is one of the longest serving Board members. She is a qualified Social Worker and has worked for the Department of Child Protection and Family Support for almost 20 years. Daniela has always been passionate about representing the community in our Board meetings.
Janice Fletcher joined the Umbrella Board this year. She has worked in different State Government roles for 35 years, including in the WA Department of Health’s Home and Community Care program (HACC). During her time as a project officer with HACC, Jan worked with Umbrella’s CEO on service delivery, growth funding and new projects.
Board members also acknowledged and paid tribute to Russel Raymond, long standing Umbrella board member who recently passed away.
Please join us in thanking our outgoing Board members for their service, and again thanking our continuing board members for their dedication and commitment to the Umbrella family.