Thank you to those who attended the 2023 Neighbourhood Watch AGM and community meeting at Kingston House on the 8th of October.
The AGM was the largest ever recorded attendance for our local Neighbourhood Watch Area 266 community meetings, breaking the record going back two decades.
The team of volunteers at Kingston House provided Devonshire tea and conducted a fantastic service for the community meeting.
Here’s a recap of the key points:
1. Guest Speakers: The South Australia Police and RSPCA provided valuable insights on cybercrime prevention and law enforcement and rescue, respectively. Their presentations were well-received and contributed to the highest attendance at a community meeting in the past two decades.
2. Volunteers: The volunteers at Kingston House, who provided Devonshire tea and excellent service, played a significant role in the success of the event.
3. Acknowledgment of Contributions: Fran Southern, a former secretary and committee member, served for over 12 years, while Tim Hoopmann, the committee treasurer, played a pivotal role in saving the group and ensuring its growth. Both were recognised for their loyalty, dedication, and service to the community with the 10-year Certificate of Service from South Australia Police.
4. Sponsorship: Splashout Art Studios has been a dedicated sponsor of the Neighbourhood Watch crime prevention program for 14 consecutive years. Their commitment was acknowledged with the 2023 Neighbourhood Watch Community Certificate of Appreciation.
5. Election of 2023-2024 Committee: The AGM concluded with the election of the Neighbourhood Watch Committee for the next twelve months, consisting of Area Coordinator Darren Bailhache, Secretary Marilyn Ravell, Treasurer Tim Hoopmann, Property Officer Gavin Breese, and committee members Peter Hall and Svetlana Lakhonina.
The Neighbourhood Watch Committee looks forward to the continued support and participation of the community in future events and meetings.