The Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council (SA) inc.
 

20 years old and still surviving the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc celebrates its 20th Annual General Meeting

On the 28th February 1993, The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) became an incorporated body as a community controlled organisation.

ADAC was established as a peak statewide body with full statewide representation to redress these issues by providing policy, planning, research, advocacy and education and training services to its member organisations across the state of South Australia and to represent and advocate community issues to government and other key agency stakeholders.On the 28th February 1993, The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) became an incorporated body as a community controlled organisation. ADAC was established as a peak statewide body with full statewide representation to redress these issues by providing policy, planning, research, advocacy and education and training services to its member organisations across the state of South Australia and to represent and advocate community issues to government and other key agency stakeholders.

 

On the 22nd and 23rd October ADAC held its 20th AGM at the Port Adelaide Football Club

This was attended by over 15 community organisation from across South Australia. Member travelled from as far away as Oodnadatta, Coober Pedy, Ceduna, Mt Gambier, Nepabbuna and a range of other communities.

The AGM also finished with a dinner which was attended by over 120 people including past Board members and staff. The night kicked off with a minutes silence for all those community members who have since passed on. Including 2 Chairpersons, a number of Board members, community memebers and ADAC staff.

RIP Ernie, Doug, Ruby, Jamie, Yvonne, Geoffrey and David.

This was followed by a powerpoint presentation covering highlights of the 20 years.  

The night continued the Port Adelaide Scoreboard lit up announcing ADAC survival and then the floodlights lit up the Alberton Oval. Entertainment was provided by Owen Karpanny Band and Sonya Rankine.

Speeches were made and awards were made to Isabel Norvil ADAC 74 year old Elder Project Officer For “Long term commitment & loyalty to the Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council (SA) Inc”. Vice Chairperson 1995 – 1998, Chairperson 1998 – 2005 and Board Member 2010 - .

Anthony Smith for “Long term commitment & support to the Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council (SA) Inc”. Board Member 1999 – 2005 and Chairperson 2006 –.

Finally to Scott Wilson for “Outstanding support & commitment to the Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council (SA) Inc and the South Australian community”. ADAC Director 1995 -.

The night was a great success and we look forward to providing support and assistance to the Aboriginal community for the next 20 years and beyond.

 

20 years old and still surviving the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc celebrates its 20th Annual General Meeting