First Council Meeting – New Lambton
Our first meeting for the year was its usual buzz of members catching up over a delicious morning tea provided by the New Lambton ladies.
President Denise led us in our service and prayers as Reverend Nicole was an apology.
Our guest was the CEO of Samaritans, Brad Webb. Brad was introduced by Denise and was overwhelmed when he was informed all the goodies behind him had been collected by the members for his packs which are given to those living in their cars.
Brad then spoke on the programs Samaritans are involved in and what we can do by writing, emailing etc to our politicians about advocating for change. Advocacy means: an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions.