July 2014 – June 2015 Year In Review

July 2014

  • Workshop held 6 July
  • Board Meeting held 7 July
  • Broken Hill Fringe sponsorship support…Grant $5,000
  • Film Workshop Project supported…Grant $3,500
  • Inaugural Business Award support for ‘Best New Business’ category…Grant $3,600
  • Teleconference held 29 July

August 2014

  • Max Potential showcase attended by members of the Board
  • Broken Hill Proud Campaign supported by Foundation…Grant $2,200
  • Renaming and rebranding campaign commenced
  • Foundation Manager Kimberley Fell attended Community Foundation Forum in Yarra Valley
  • Teleconference held 28 August

September 2014

  • New name for organisation adopted, to Foundation Broken Hill Limited
  • New domain name adopted to www.foundationbh.org.au
  • Campaign for DGR status renewed by investigating option of secondary fund
  • Teleconference held 11 September

October 2014

  • Workshop held 19 October
  • AGM held 20 October
  • Board meeting held 20 October
  • Initial conversations held with Free Range Foods…project funded
  • Founding Board member Noel Hicks resigns

November 2014

  • Teleconference held 6 November
  • New member – Chris Dougherty was welcomed to the Board
  • Re-branding of Foundation underway with Graphic Designer Deanna Spicer
  • Workshop held 30 November
  • Foundation became a member of the steering committee for the Broken Hill Proud Campaign

December 2014

  • Board Meeting held 1 December
  • Support given to ‘Business Leaders Unite’ networking evening through Chamber of Commerce…Grant $1,000
  • Proposal for relocation of Foundation considered

January 2015

  • Teleconference held 20 January
  • Back to School voucher program distributed $23,750 in $50 vouchers to families in the community

February 2015

  • Teleconference held 17 February
  • Foundation relocation budget meeting held
  • Skillshare Training Grant opened – 2 recipients received grants totalling $2,327
  • Flag raising ceremony at Council attended by Chris Dougherty and Kimberley Fell

March 2015

  • Teleconference held 3 March
  • Tibooburra School of the Air Back to School vouchers handed out
  • Broken Hill Fringe commenced with ‘Horses for Courses’ St Pats exhibition attended by Kimberley Fell
  • Max Potential 2015 program launched. Foundation supported initiative for the sixth year…Grant $4,400
  • Foundation relocation confirmed with new premises to be located at 242 Blende St following refit and renovations to be led by Peter Fell
  • Board Meeting held 30 March

April 2015

  • Teleconference held 21 April
  • Foundation support AFL Broken Hill for second year…Grant $2,000
  • Meeting held with Department of Premier and Cabinet regarding Foundation Model

May 2015

  • Teleconference held 19 May
  • Attended RDA – Infrastructure Master Planning session held at Civic Centre
  • Lease secured with Trades Hall Trust for new premises
  • Interviews conducted on 2BH radio with Paul Edwards regarding Bequest Program and Chris Dougherty about joining the Board
  • Attended workshop on Demographics and Trends relating to Broken Hill
  • Renovations commenced for new premises

June 2015

  • Teleconference held 18 June
  • New business start up funded – the Martial Arts Centre
  • Sub-tenants secured for offices in new premises…Agfair Broken Hill and Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre.