Yes, Grow Lightly has a Board!
AGM and new Board Members
Grow Lightly held its Annual General Meeting on October 25. As required by the Constitution, three Board members stood down at the meeting: Meredith Freeman, Karen Halasa and Deborah Lopez Freeman. Karen and Deborah did not seek re-election, and were warmly thanked for their contributions during the year. Meredith stood for re-election, and was duly elected, together with two new Board members – Deirdre Bentley and Jennie Deane.
The Grow Lightly Board of Directors for 2015-16 is:
Ray Fallu (Chair); Gil Freeman (Secretary and Treasurer); Becky Banks; Deirdre Bentley; Gina Cowling; Jennie Deane; Meredith Freeman; Bob McLeay.
And our new Board Members are:
Deidre and her husband moved to South Gippsland seven years ago to a 12½ acre farm outside Loch She is passionate about animal welfare, passing on the skills of traditional handcrafts, growing food and the preservation of our beautiful world.
She works as a Women’s Health GP in South Gippsland and in Melbourne, is a lecturer at Monash University, and a very willing, regular volunteer at the Grow Lightly Food Hub.
A former South Gippsland Shire Councillor and Mayor, Jennie and her husband Frank ran the Loch post office for 22 years; they now live in Inverloch. Many people will know Jennie through her wide-ranging interests and community activities, particularly relating to health, aged care and disability. She has travelled extensively and worked for many years in migrant and refugee resettlement programs. Jennie and Frank have long been involved with Grow Lightly, and Jennie currently runs the bag delivery roster for Inverloch and Wonthaggi.