On September 20th, CRS held its 2017 Annual General Meeting at the Christchurch Netball Centre. For many organisations an AGM is a great time to look back at past achievements, and forward to exciting new opportunities, and this is no different for CRS. Every member of the CRS team has an opportunity to share what the previous year has meant to them through both the Annual Report and the AGM.
Sally Pitama, Nagi Tahu provided the Mihi Whakatau and spoke about lineage, culture and continuing to offer a warm welcome to migrants and refugees when they arrive in this city. Hosted by Deputy Board Chair John Robinson, the entire audience was encouraged to introduce themselves before official proceedings could get underway. Following that, the financial audit was presented and the CRS General Manager Shirley Wright took the audience through the CRS service areas covering off some exceptional figures in terms of clients supported and then the stories of those clients as presented by the CRS team.
The event finished with a presentation from Funding and Communications Coordinator Ian Turner, about the positive impact that social media is having on CRS, the development of the new CRS website, and the role that donors will be able to play over and above the current excellent funding streams CRS receives currently.
Huge congratulations to everyone who made this event a success and we welcome you now to see the amazing work that went into the last financial year by downloading a copy of the 2016/2017 Annual Report.