2017 Board Nominees

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2017 Board Nominees
17th October, 2017

There are currently two Board Director positions vacant, to be decided by a vote at the 2017 Co-op AGM on Saturday 21 October. Full financial members as at 6 October are eligible to vote.

The nominees are Rachel Hall, Deb Hurley and Narelle Wilson. Read about them below.

Rachel Hall

I have been a Co-op member for many years now. I enjoy cooking and sharing food with friends and family so being able to access a variety of fresh, organic produce is a big thing for me. I shop at the Co-op weekly with my children.

Aside from being passionate about food and trying to live sustainably, I am a homeschooling parent who has been actively volunteering in our homeschool community for at least 6 years. I have worked collaboratively with other parents to organise weekly workshops for our children, to put on creative and performing arts nights, and to organise events that celebrate and engage our homeschooling community. I truly LOVE working as part of a team. Community is something I value greatly.

I have tertiary qualifications as a High School Visual Arts Teacher, a Teacher Librarian and a Breastfeeding Educator. I have worked in a variety of schools and as a volunteer with The Australian Breasting Association as Group Leader for the Lower Blue Mountains Group.

I am a passionate advocate for family and community, and care deeply about sustainability and the future of food production. Appointment as Director of the Co-op would allow me to make a significant contribution to these things so close to my heart, as well as deepening my connection to the place that my family’s food comes from. It will also provide an opportunity for me to use my skills on meaningful activities that support our Blue Mountains community and promote sustainable, community focused living.

Deborah Hurley

I consider myself to be a capable, responsible, resourceful, reliable and honest person and these values and standards will underscore my position if elected to the board. I feel I am capable of carrying out the role of Director of the Board.

I have worked in admin and associated positions for 44 years. For the past 15 years, I have been working in aged care administration. I now run 2 small businesses, Aged Care Companions, which offers social visits to nursing homes and persons own homes, as well as Devic Seedlings, raising and selling organic vegetable seedlings.

I was a founding member of Katoomba Community Gardens, LETS System and Katoomba Public School Community Garden.

Narelle Wilson

I moved to the mountains in 1996. For several years I had been trying to purchase organic food and take my own containers to shops in Sydney with limited success, so the Co-op was a huge bonus to living here. I immediately joined and then became a Director in 1997. I held that position for a couple of years.

In 1998 my partner of 35 years and I purchased a small property in Blackheath. Last year we grew over 400 kilos of food, with the help from our pigs, chickens and bees.

Since 2008 I have been engaged as a contractor to oversee the Co-op’s finances and prepare the monthly financial reports for the Board. I feel I’m well qualified for a position on the Board, having studied accounting and having first ventured into business management in 1985. I owned my first business in 1987. I also volunteered on the Co-op’s Finance Committee from 2010 to 2015.

I believe I would serve our members well as I share the same values as the Co-op and want to see it thrive into the future.

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