Newsletter – Oct-Dec 2019

THE DIERI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION RNTBC

Oct-Dec 2019

CHAIRPERSON REPORT

Hello Everyone it’s been a busy year.  I present this Christmas Newsletter providing information to our members of the past year. I would also say congratulations to the 6 new Directors + 1 year for a term voted in from the AGM on the 16th November they are – Susan Dodd – Dwayne Kemp – Kerrie Standley – Shane Kemp – Reggie Warren – Myself ( Melissa Lander ) and Talia Stuart (1year term). Also like to add those Directors that remain for another 1 year term Kirsty Dadleh – Steven Ed – Michelle Warren – Terrance Warren – Patsy Gepp. Welcome to all new and previous Directors. We have employed an Office Manager Tania Solar who commenced late in October, she joins our current Admin staff being Shane Kemp (CEO) – Api Tuagalu (CDM) – Gail Warren (Admin Officer) – Tara Kirk (Admin Officer) – Denise Warren (Admin Officer).  I have recently been re-elected as Chairperson and I am looking forward for another productive 2 years within the Dieri Aboriginal Corporation, with all Directors and the Community support. I also would like to say thankyou to all the Volunteers for their time and effort throughout the year. I also want to add that the AGM was good to hear positive and negative feedback and always good to have members give suggestions, so go into the office and fill out the appropriate paper work and hand it into the Office staff.   Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Safe New Year.

Melissa Landers

 

Chairperson

MEET OUR ADMINISTRATION STAFF & ADMIN UPDATES

The Administration has been actively working towards achieving an efficient service to our members for all policy application processing and services.  There are new processes in place with a focus of starting the new year of 2020 towards providing effective and efficient services.  They are also ensuring we as a Corporation are meeting all of our Legislative Requirements.  Congratulations Admin on moving forward into 2020 with our members.  I would like to remind our members of the Policy Shut Off Period;

Admin are not processing any Policy applications with the exception of Medical – Funeral and Urgent Dental until 27 January 2020.  (This was advised at this year’s AGM).  Admin will not be responsible for application being sent to us during this period 25/11/2019 to 27/01/2020. Please re-apply with a new application and updated quote after the 27 January 2020.

 

Next year there will be changes to where our Members can obtain quotes from.  We will be doing an audit on all of the current suppliers that the members currently go to, to get their quotes.  Moving forward there will only be a select number of major supply stores that will offer the Corporation value for money and assist with records to ensure the Corporation is meeting its Legislative requirements.  Members will be advised of the Store Suppliers before Policy processing re-commences on the 27th January 2020.

WORK AREA CLEARANCE (WAC)

An initiative we will be working on next year is providing a space within our office for members that are interested in participating in a Work Area Clearance Project, that will enable our members to complete their online inductions and receive assistance from Admin with the requirements towards obtaining the Santos ID and any other requirements.  This will offer a broader participation from our members interested in WAC participation

MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS

LAKYAH AITKIN

Congratulations to Miss Lakyah Aitken who received the highest award for her participation in Local Sports – Netball.  Lakyah received the Best and Fairest Runner Up Trophy Association Award for her participation in the 2019 Whyalla Netball Association Competitions.  Well Done Lakyah.

FRANK WARREN

Member Frank Warren the Captain of the Jaguars A Grade Team that are sponsored by Beach Energy Ltd, have won 8 – A Grade Grand Finals in a row. What an achievement. Frank has been impressed with the team throughout the years and we wish them all the best towards future wins.  Congratulations Team JAGUARS

NEW OFFICE OPEN DAY

We held our Office Open Day on the 15th November. Held a BBQ event where our members had the opportunity to visit the office.  Aunty Rhonda cut the ribbon.  It was an event enjoyed by all that attended.  Thanks goes to the Admin girls for organising the event and assisting throughout the event it was enjoyed by all that attended.

DIERI POLO SHIRTS

We have Dieri Polo Shirts available now. Come into the office if you are interested.

They come in 2 Colours Maroon and Black.

ANNUAL DIERI ART COMPETITION WINNERS

Congratulations to the members who participated and won the Senex Sponsored Art Competition.

Name

Age Group

Name of Artwork

Prize Money

Raymond Landers

Open

Elders Dreaming

1st Place – $1300

Debbie Bates

Open

Bongong Moth on Canvas

2nd Place – $750

Chris Dodd

Open

Didgeridoo

Equal 3rd Place – $500

Casey McNamara

Open

Whales Dreaming

Equal 3rd Place – $500

Dakota Warren-Carlton

13 to 18 years

Identity (Digital Art)

1st Place – $500

Lakyah Aitken

12 years and under

Eddy Lander (My Great Grandfather)

1st Place – $250

Blake Carmody

12 years and under

Dot Painting Plate

2nd Place – $150

Ethan Carmody

12 years and under

Dieri Toa

3rd Place – $50

 

THE MARREE CARAVAN PARK

UPDATE (The Drovers Rest (Run) Caravan Park).

Adrian Gepp is the new Caretaker for the Park.  We will keep you updated on future projects.   

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

FENCING – Members are encouraged to lodge “AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST” for Fencing.  Please mail or drop into the office your written expression detailing any relevant experience.  Our address is 6 Tassie St, Port Augusta – PO Box 695, Port Augusta SA 5700. 

 

WORK ZONE TRAFFIC MANGEMENT (RIIWHS205D) TAFESA (Flyer Attached).

QUOTE OF THE YEAR

“The land is my backbone… I only stand straight, happy, proud, and not ashamed about my coloUr because I still have land… I think of land as the history of my nation.”
– GALARRWUY YUNIPINGU –