Alexandrina Council's recognition of CLASS' 30 years serving the local community

Written on the 13 March 2014 by Karen Goldie

Alexandrina Council’s recognition of CLASS’ 30 years serving the local community

Alexandrina Council’s Mayor Kym McHugh addressed over 100 CLASS clients, families, volunteers, supporters and staff who came together at Strathalbyn Town Hall last Wednesday to recognise the efforts of local disability organisation CLASS Inc.  Deputy Anne Woolford and Councillor Barry Featherston and Alexandrina’s Chief Executive Peter Dinning were also in attendance.


Kym McHugh acknowledged what a great achievement it was for CLASS to support local people living in our community with a disability.  He also celebrated the growth of CLASS over the last thirty years and acknowledged the expansion of the disability organisation into the Adelaide Hills, throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula, the Riverland, Kangaroo Island, the South East and Southern Metropolitan regions.


Bill Rowe CLASS Chairman, reiterated the humble beginnings of CLASS back in 1983 by a group of concerned parents living in Strathalbyn, looking for recreational activities for their children with disabilities.


The event was also attended by Pam Simmons, the Guardian from the Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People.  CLASS through their service improvement process have worked hard to affirm the rights of children and young people in care.  To formalise this process Pam and CLASS’ General Manager Graeme Kerkin, who stepped in for CLASS Chief Executive Mark Kulinski, signed the Certificate of Endorsement confirming that CLASS endorses the Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care and have undertaken a commitment to apply it in their policy and practice. 


Formalities completed, the guests then enjoyed a bacon and egg brunch and cake arranged by the Council and catered for by long-time supporters of CLASS; the Strathalbyn Rotary Club.  CLASS clients Lynette Titcomb and Guy De Caux assisted the Mayor in cutting the huge birthday cake.


Mark Kulinski commented “CLASS management and Board are very grateful to the Alexandrina Council for hosting this wonderful event for CLASS and the clients and families are appreciative of the recognition and support from Council.”

 


CLASS Clients, Lynette Titcomb and Guy De Caux assist Mayor Kim McHugh to cut the birthday cake

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For more information on this Editorial please contact:
Karen Goldie
Manager – Marketing
CLASS Inc.
08 8536 5800
0429 210 846
karen.goldie@classinc.com.au
 


Author: Karen Goldie

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