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Monkami – Fifty-third Annual General Meeting

By October 22, 2009October 25th, 2009No Comments

The Annual General Meetings have continued this month, with Monkami holding its fifty-third AGM this afternoon. Monkami, is a not-for-profit provider of services to people with an intellectual disability and is governed by a voluntary committee of management.

Today’s annual general meeting confirmed committee members for the upcoming year and featured the Manager of Volunteering Services at Eastern Volunteers as the guest speaker.

Monkami has always had a community focus and is planning to launch the Monkami Army, a project designed to demonstrate that people with disabilities can contribute to our local community. Likewise Eastern Volunteers, through providing volunteer recruitment services, is keen to encourage people with disabilities to volunteer within our community.

The Monkami Army will be officially launched on Monday and while I will unfortunately not be in attendance, due to a board meeting at Eastern Volunteers, the volunteers have already been assisting Main Street Traders in Croydon and have generated positive results.

Organisations like Monkami demonstrate the abilities of people with a disability, whether it be within employment, education, sports, the arts or our community.

All members of our community have something to offer, regardless of their ability and Monkami has demonstrated this with tremendous results.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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