Notice to GCH Members re: Auditor Resignation

12 January 2016

Dear Member,

It was explained to members at the 2016 AGM, that the audit team who completed our 2015-2016 audit had changed firms, from Crowe Horwath to RSM, part way through the year.   In order to maintain continuity of the audit process, a motion was passed by a quorum of members in attendance at the AGM, to accept the resignation of Crowe Horwath, subject to ASIC approval, in order for RSM to be appointed.

Crowe Horwath have now received consent from ASIC to be able to resign as auditor of Grampians Community Health – therefore the motion from the AGM can be activated.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Outgoing Auditor Proposed Incoming Auditor
Crowe Horwath West Vic

ABN 96 588 258

21 Armstrong Street North

Ballarat VIC 3353

RSM Australia Pty Ltd

ABN 36 965 185 036

Level 21, 55 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000



Notice to GCH Members

In accordance with the Corporations Act 2001, we give 21 days notice that the following motion will be presented for acceptance by the members at the 2016 Annual General Meeting:

“That subject to ASIC consenting to the resignation of Crowe Horwath as auditors, Grampians Community Health appoint RSM as its auditors with immediate effect”.

Drug Drive Program

Grampians Community Health now offers a local Drug Drive Program.  People who have lost their licence due to drug driving offences are now able to complete a one day program in Horsham or Stawell.

The course aims to provide people with a better understanding of different drugs and their effects, and how to develop strategies to reduce the risks associated with drug use.  Participants will learn about the legalities of drug driving, and gain an understanding of the risks associated with drug impaired driving.  Course facilitators are experienced in adult learning principles, where participants are treated with respect and positive reinforcement used to encourage participation.

Grampians Community Health has provided Alcohol & Other Drug Services for over 28 years, and delivered the Drink Drive program for 22 years.  In 2014 we applied for accreditation with the Victorian Accredited Driver Education Programs to deliver the Drug Drive Program and assessments to residents across the Wimmera and Grampians regions.  Having this accreditation means improved access to the course for people in our local community.

The first Drug Drive program will be offered in Horsham next Wednesday the 18th March.

For more information about the program please contact Thea or David at Grampians Community Health (03) 5362 1200

Autumn Forum

The Green Team’s May forum featured …

  • Fruit tree pruning with Al
  • Bruce Hordern from ‘Sustainable Regional Australia’ discussed energy efficiency
  • Vegie seedlings were swapped

The next forum is on August 22nd (3-5pm).