New CEO: Jeff Evans is the new CEO for Currajong Disability Services (CDS). With over 25 years experience in the not-for- profit sector, Jeff knows his next task of preparing CDS for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll-out will arguably be his biggest. “My main objective is to prepare CDS for the transition into the NDIS,” said Jeff.
With the massive changes occurring in the industry, Evans and his team are getting ready for the roll-out over the next few months while also trying to minimise dis- ruption to existing services, those that use them and their routines. Consistency and continuity with service operations will re- main top priority for the new CEO and his team despite the implementation of a new scheme.
Parkes Camera Club: Steve Ostini was elected President of the Parkes Camera Club last week. The rest of his committee are: Vice-President Keith Turk, Secretary Julie Brown, Assistant Secretary Frances Thornton, Treasurer Jackie Charlton, Assistant treasurer Lorraine Job, other members Maree Tanswell, Rebecca Chatman, Joanne Chatman and Debra Wren, public- ity officer Lorraine Job, patrons Neil Skin- ner and Hazel Barton, Social Media Editor Keith Turk, competition manager Rebecca Chatman. Two members received special thanks for their service: Jim Mackay held the Treasurer position for the past 24 years, and Frances Thornton was Secretary for eight years. Jim was also voted to become a Life Member of the club.
Let’s Take The Next Steps: Parkes residents are invited to be a part of and celebrate National Reconciliation Week. The Lachlan Reconciliation Group will celebrate tomorrow with a Sea of Hands display and free community barbecue at the park adjacent to the Parkes Visitor Information Centre from 10am. Members of the public are invited to plant a hand and celebrate and reflect on Australia’s indigenous history and culture.