Over 100 people attended the hvoss AGM on 16th October 2019. It was a fabulous celebration of voluntary and community action in the county.
The meeting approved the appointment of two new member representaives onto the board of trustees, Euan McPherson of SIL and Rich Matthews of Rural Media Company. The annual report 2018/19 was adopted following presentation of the activities and achiements by Will Lindesay DL Chief Execuive, and a finaniclal overview given by our Auditors Kendall Wadley LLP. You can read a transcript of Will's presentation here.
Highlights of the event included 7 showcases from volunteers, partners organsations and members that hvoss has worked with over the last year. They highlighted huge contributions made to the needs of people across the county and the organisations that support them. Presenters were: -
Lorraine Smith, Phoenix Bereavement Support (No Wrong Door)
Rickie's Story (Marches Talent Match)
Beth Hudson (Yeleni Therapy and Support Centre)
Tracy Ricketts (Veterans Support Centre)
Building Better Opportunities Team
Sian Basker (Data Orchard)
John Griggs (Community Wheels)
Attendees heard from some powerful life changing stories from Georgie Potter and Hayley Williams who are both participants in the BBO programme. John Griggs provided an entertaining personal view of his experiences as a Community Wheels volunteer driver and the passengers he supports.
Below: Hayley and Georgia, inspired volunteers as a result of meeting the hvoss BBO supported volunteering team
The event was closed with Lady Darnley, Lord Lieutenant for Herefordshire thanking attendees and hvoss for the contribution made by so many to so many in the county. Ahead of her retirement in 2020, and this being her last hvoss AGM in her capacity as the Lord Lieutenant, Lynda Wilcox, chairman publicly thanked Landy Darnley for her support to the voluntary sector and hvoss since 2008.
The moment was marked with Lynda presenting Lady Darnley with a gift to mark this very special moment for us all.
AGM feedback from hvoss member Chief Executive
"Good evening Will, I would like to thank you, your Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers for inviting me to your AGM. Honestly, it was an uplifting meeting, the work you are doing and positive impact HVOSS has on the lives of people in our county is commendable. Your staff and volunteers are all so enthusiastic and clearly love what they do. Well done to you all!