Annual General Meeting 2019

The YWCA Canberra Annual General Meeting on 16 October 2019 brought more than 50 members, staff, and friends together to celebrate a year filled with achievements and growth as an organisation.

Members voted to elect the incoming Board of Directors and had the opportunity to hear from YWCA Canberra’s outgoing President Jude Burger and our CEO Frances Crimmins about key achievements and future priorities.

Following voting, five women were elected to our available Board Directors roles:

  • Anita Vardanega
  • Carina Zeccola*
  • Emma Fitch*
  • Julie Lean
  • Kristin Blume.

*Denotes women aged 30 years or less at the time of appointment.

Due to the number of nominations, voting was not required at this AGM for our vacant Office Bearers positions of President, Vice-President (one of two positions) and Treasurer.

We are pleased to announce the appointees are:

  • President: Carina Zeccola
  • Treasurer: Katie Whitehead.

As there were no nominations for Vice-President, the Board will decide on who to appoint to that role.

Our board is supported by Frances Crimmins as CEO.

We wish to extend our deepest thanks to outgoing Board Directors Jude Burger, Betty Ferguson, Sarah Burr and Marni Pilgrim Quick, for their wonderful contribution to the organisation during their term.

You can read our Annual Report and view our Financial Statement.

Board Trainees

Our 2020 Board Trainees were announced at the 90th anniversary celebrations that followed the AGM. They are:

  • Kayannie Denigan
  • Jane Choi
  • Cherise Halloran
  • Vivian Chan.

Congratulations to these young women.