Donations Towards Our Charitable FundFollowing the approval from the members at the 2018 AGM, the Westgate Health Charitable Fund has grown to just over $410,000. This is an excellent development – a result of generous member donations of $1,582 coupled with a 2017-18 commitment from your co-operative of $150,000.
In addition to substantial donations, the year has also seen progress in formalising the structure of the fund.
A formal charter has been approved by the Westgate Health Board of Directors and can be viewed here.
The board is of the view that member involvement will be crucial to the success of the Westgate Health Charitable Fund. There will be opportunities for informal involvement and also formal participation as a member of an advisory committee.
Members are encouraged to consider this opportunity, with two places on the advisory committee reserved for non-board members. This will ensure funding proposals put forward are considered from a variety of viewpoints, improving the effect the fund can achieve.
While the advisory committee is in its inception, the board of Westgate Health has approved two donations for 2017-18, in a similar way to the 2016-17 year. These include $2,500 for Western Chances and a further $2,500 for the charity Dear Dyslexia.
In these initial years after the formation of the Westgate Health Charitable Fund, the Board remains committed to growing the capital of the fund to provide a strong base from which income can be generated and used to meet the cost of future donations from the fund.
Westgate Health Charitable Fund
Many ideas have already been put forward about what these potential donations could be used for.
Therefore member involvement is greatly desired and enthusiastic volunteers will receive a hearty welcome.
If you are interested in being a part of the charitable fund, please contact the Executive Officer on 93916777 or, email us Attention for the Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org