Annual General Meeting
Brett Derschow, Linda Dridi and Elsie Williams joined long-term directors Bruce Thomas, Lorraine Injie, Ann Sibosado, Harry Taylor and Allen Lockyer on the Wangka Maya Board at the 2011 AGM.
Staff reported to members on their activities during the year, including language work, new publications, book illustration, Link Up and Cultural Awareness Training. Highlights included the publication of many new language resources, including How to Read and Write Pilbara Languages, Ol Jikalong, Warnman Dictionary and Sketch Grammar, and 'See It, Say It' books and CDs in Nyangumarta and Ngarla.
Staff and members thanked the outgoing directors who made so much progress on strengthening the governance of the organisation during 2010-11. Their achievements include a new strategic plan and governance policy. In 2011-12, Wangka Maya will continue to work toward accreditation of the organisation under the QIC Health and Community Services Standards 6th Edition. Becoming accredited will provide Wangka Maya with a strong core of governance and management tools to ensure that the organisation continues to grow and succeed, while ensuring that members and the Board of Directors are able to respond directly to needs of the Pilbara Aboriginal community.
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