2016 Annual Report - Page 12

Governance Board of Trustees for Material Aid Trust Fund This Trust Fund was formed in September 1993 to manage donated money for emergency relief distribution. Funds from the Trust have been used during this time to purchase non-perishable grocery items for hampers and shop vouchers for the purchase of fresh food. Trustees are responsible for all donated funds to the Frankston Community Appeal, also referred to as the annual Christmas Hamper Appeal which last year oversaw the distribution of 573 hampers to Frankston families in need. The Trustees meet quarterly with the agency’s Treasurer and Manager to receive reports and monitor the progress of the Trust Funds. Michael Ongarello (Chairman) Michael is a legal practitioner who has practised predominantly as a sole practitioner in Frankston since 1981; a former committee member of Woorinyan Inc. for 17 years; and founding member of the Material Aid Fund – 1993. His interests include running, keeping fit, trekking and watching most sports. Peter Newman During his working career Peter was a regular military officer then held senior management positions in the commercial, health and hospital, and local government sectors. Peter’s military career spanned 30 years and involved a complex variety of regimental, command, staff and training appointments including postings in South East Asia, USA and the UK. Peter is now retired and concentrates on Rotary, his community activities and responsibilities in helping serving and retired defence force personnel, their dependants, widows and widowers. Brian Capon Brian is a retired public accountant who is now involved in consulting and volunteer accounting and administration. He has been a member, including past president, of the Rotary Club of Frankston North for 21 years. 12 The measure of a community is how it treats its most vulnerable members