Age Concern Holds Public General Meeting

October 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

Age Concern Bermuda held its Public General Meeting on October 3rd, 2023, at The Evangelical Church of Bermuda, chaired by Tanya Bule.

A spokesperson said, “The public was advised that all of the resolutions submitted to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting held on September 18th 2023 for approval were accepted, including, in particular:

  • The Financial Statements audited and signed off by Mazars Bermuda on September 28, 2023, to which a Qualified Audit opinion was issued in accordance with Canadian auditing standards -standard for all NFPs.
  • The decision to retain Mazars Bermuda as Auditors.
  • The Slate of Directors and Company of Officers:
    • Tanya Bule – Chairperson
    • Michelle Jackson – Interim Deputy,
    • Jennifer McCarron – Secretary
    • John Donohoe – Appointment of New [Interim] Treasurer
    • Carmen Francis – Director
    • Anthony Prentice – Director
    • Sandro Fubler – Director
    • Mercedes Pringle-DeSilva – Ex Officio – Executive Director
  • Dr. Edonna Bean as coverage for Mercedes Pringle-DeSilva Maternity Leave [effective Nov 15th, 2023 – Feb 15th 2024]

“During the meeting, Tanya Bule, Chair, gave a review of the organisation’s previous year, expressing appreciation to previous leadership for their guidance, and current team members for their hard work throughout this year of transition and strategic planning. Highlighted were the organizations continued financial hardship support efforts and providing access to support vulnerable and or socially isolated seniors. Both of which continue to be relevant in today’s times, and with the recent news on Belco rates – ensuring our community is equipped to meet these ongoing challenges remains a concern as well as a reality for many.

“Furthermore, Mrs. Bule made mention of a government collaboration to come, regarding the redevelopment of the Admiralty House property and how the organization is looking forward to getting the communities feedback and involvement throughout this project.

“Mercedes Pringle-DeSilva followed up with a programmes and operations update which focused on the increase in education of applicable topics, financial literacy, resume building, estate management, health, and wellness just to name a few. Mrs. Pringle-DeSilva presented the review of the previous financial year to which a reduction in supporting funds was seen, and how the new strategic plan would see the organization pivot and stay routed through such trying times. She reiterated the need for ongoing community support, as the needs of our seniors have not dissipated and ended with stating she has great confidence in the team and the organization’s ability to meet the many challenges that lie ahead, for the benefit of all its stakeholders.

“Both the Chair and ED gave heartfelt thanks to Linda Smith, Director, and previous Chair, in addition to Tracey Pitt, Treasurer, for their numerous years of services as they stepped down from their roles. The organization is undergoing active board recruitment and is grateful for those who have stepped forwards already and expressed their interest.”

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