STATE COUNCIL / TRUSTEES
The State Council, which serves the members of the Society in NSW, is made up of an elected State Council President; Central Council Presidents; and Vice Presidents who are appointed by the State Council President.
The State Council additionally fulfils the role of Trustees holding in trust all land and properties that are made available for the work of the Society.
In December 2019, the State Council President Denis Walsh retired and Peter McNamara was elected as the new State Council President.
During 2019/20, the following individuals served on the State Council and were Trustees of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in NSW:
STATE COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEES
The State Council is supported by a number of advisory committees:
Membership and Youth Committee Chair: Kathleen Thickitt
To provide advice and recommendations to the State Council and assist all Central Councils to effectively recruit, retain and support members. Works to enable members to understand, support and empower the people we serve.
Social Justice Committee Chair: Peter McNamara, Brooke Simmons
To advise and make recommendations to the State Council on ways to address social justice issues and enhance members’ understanding of the root causes of poverty and disadvantage.
Spirituality Committee Chair: Alex Popov, John Donnelly
To provide the State Council with advice and recommendations relating to the organisation’s mission, and spiritual and pastoral development of members, volunteers and employees.
STATE COUNCIL MEETINGS
|Peter McNamara, Chair (from December 2019)||9||9|
|Denis Walsh (Chair to December 2019)||4||9|
|Beverley Kerr, Deputy Chair, Vice President Vinnies Services||9||9|
|Pat Garcia, Vice President, Centres||4||4|
|Kerry Muir, Vice President, Centres (until February 2019)||4||4|
|Brooke Simmons, Vice President, Social Justice||5||5|
|Michelle Chahine, Vice President, Membership and Youth||8||9|
|Kathleen Thickitt, Vice-President, Membership||9||9|
|Kirsten Watts, Vice President, State Treasurer||9||9|
|Madeline Sirris, Vice President, Youth||6||9|
|Greg Stewart, Vice President, Governance & Secretary||4||4|
|Paul Burton, Central Council President, Armidale||8||9|
|Neil Rabbett, Central Council President, Bathurst||9||9|
|John Donnelly, Central Council President, Broken Bay||9||9|
|Gail Gaudron, Central Council President, Lismore||9||9|
|John McKendry, Central Council President, Maitland/Newcastle||9||9|
|Anne Stanfield, Central Council President, Parramatta||8||9|
|Tony Cranney, Central Council President, Sydney Archdiocese||8||9|
|Peter Burgess, Central Council President, Wagga Wagga||8||9|
|Leo Woodman, Central Council President, Wilcannia/Forbes||9||9|
|Peter Houweling, Central Council President, Wollongong||7||7|
|Frances Scurfield, OPDC Chair||4||9|
|Yvonne Wynen, Central Council President, Lismore||2||2|
|Jenni Duff, Administrator, Wollongong Central Council||2||2|
|Alex Popov, Wollongong Central Council||1||1|