THE DIERI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION RNTBC
WELCOME BY THE CHAIRPERSON
I just wanted to take this opportunity to say hello to you all and give you all an update on where we are at.
I would like to also Wish everyone all the very Best for the New Year, and for all members to stay safe. Happy New Year to everyone.
Melissa Lander: Chairperson of The Dieri Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC
DIERI OPERATIONS REPORT
The overall goals of Dieri Operations committee are to look for its best opportunity to develop wealth by investment, regardless of where it is, to ensure the Corporation exists long term, provides income to its social services in the future, including providing opportunities to return to country, particularly when royalties diminish. The committee’s six identified core priorities are as follows:
- Focus on employment and training and education of members;
- Managing and protecting country and getting back to country;
- Review and reduce social services for members;
- Economic development and business development;
- Cultural and language revitalisation; and
- Review how the Corporation does business from a strategic corporate and business planning perspective, with a focus on taking back control.
DATES TO REMEMBER
The Date for the AGM has been set for 16th November 2019 in Port Augusta. A flyer containing more information will be sent out to all members closer to do the date.
Members are encouraged to fill out and apply for Work Area Clearances. Inductions to be completed on line.
Work Area Clearance drive will be conducted in Broken Hill, Port Augusta and other locations TBA for 2019.
Can we please remind all DAC members that you need to provide copies of your receipts/ tax invoices to the DAC office, so that the Corporation is able to claim the GST back on the goods received.
Please do not forget to update the DAC office if your address changes, so that we can update the registers
POLICY SUB-COMMITTEE REPORT
For those members who don’t attend their Dental appointments and incur a non-attendance fee, it is the responsibility of the member to pay the bill – not the Dieri Aboriginal Corporation”.
Please note that the medical policy has been amended to $350 for the first night and $250 for each night thereafter, up to 10 nights. The medical equipment policy allowance is to be reduced to $1,000. The updated policy will be sent out in due course, or can be collected from the DAC office.
XMAS DINNER WITH THE ELDERS
The DAC Office is in the final stages of being completed and Staff will move into the new office space by Mid – February.
This is just one of the new changes for The Dieri Aboriginal Corporation this Year.
KIDS AT AGM
It has been a very major issue of kids attending AGM’s and left to run wild at their own free will. This has caused a lot of disruption and we have been asked to do a Survey if kids should be at the AGM, so if you are in the office or you are calling about something please tell staff Yes or No if you think kids should attend an AGM.