The AGM was held at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Dalmuir and was well attended with 32 people coming along to hear the progress of the organisation over the past year. The meeting was opened by John Mooney (Chairperson) who welcomed everyone to the meeting and John proceeded to work his way through the agenda.
The Treasurer, Noel Hynes, talked about the future plans of the organisation and explained the reason for a slight deficit in this years accounts, interspersing his comments with a series of witty anecdotes. He thanked the administration staff for keeping the finances well organised.
John White, Services Manager, presented the Annual Report and review of the year. The key messages were that the work to provide high quality services continued, the support service was recently registered with the Care Inspectorate, development activity continued and he highlighted the positive outcomes service members achieved over the past year.
John Mooney closed the meeting by highlighting the achievements and future plans of the organisation. He expressed his desire to see the recent additional funding of £46000 secured, from the West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership, continue. He mentioned that more development activity to support young people aged 16 and older is underway and welcomed Stepping Stones’ first modern apprentice, Sarah Cuthbertson, to the organisation. John went on to describe the new processes for the election of directors following changes to the constitution in 2016. He also announced that Stepping Stones’ first co-opted director under the new changes, Alison Punton, has been elected to the board and briefly described her background and career history. John also acknowledged and thanked the staff, members and organisations who have helped over the year.
Following the closure of the meeting a service member social activity was undertaken at which 25 people attended.
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