Celebrating 25 years – and a new name!
We were very proud to host a morning tea on Monday 12 February 2018 to celebrate 25 years of service to local community services, and to launch its new name and brand. The celebration was held at Wollongong Town Hall and was well attended by our member organisations, local MP’s, the mayors of Wollongong and Shellharbour as well as many of our board members.
Gareth Ward MP, Parliamentary Secretary to The Premier Illawarra and South Coast congratulated CEO Nicky Sloan and the Community Industry Group on their outstanding service to the community and was on hand to cut the cake with board member Danna Nelse.
CEO Nicky Sloan said, ‘The Illawarra Forum was incorporated in 1993 to be a central body that could speak out and challenge a range of issues on behalf of the community services sector in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Our services are now delivered over a large geographical reach throughout South East NSW and therefore, at the annual general meeting held on 7 December 2017, members unanimously voted for a special resolution to change the name of the Association to Community Industry Group.’
‘We are proud of our long history of service to the community services sector and appreciate all of the guests who helped us celebrate this special event,’ said Ms Sloan.