Abrigo's Annual General Meeting held Sept. 30th

01 October 2015 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

Three Abrigo clients share their stories of hardship and success

The Abrigo Centre held its 25th Annual General Meeting on September 30 at the Dufferin / St. Clair Library in front of a packed meeting room. Among the guests were Andrew Cash, Member of Parliament, Davenport and Ambassador José de Sá Pimentel, Consul-General of Brazil in Toronto.

After a brief reception, Board Chair Oriana Melo began the meeting right at the scheduled start time of 6:00 p.m. and lead the other Board members and Executive Director Ed Graca through the business portion of the meeting. Included was a presentation of the Financial Report, the appointment of the agency's auditors for the next fiscal year and the election of three new Board members. The Abrigo Centre is pleased to welcome Ilda Januario, Miguel Mendes and Diana Da Silva to the Board.

Following the business portion of the meeting, a special segment entitled Abrigo Centre: Chapters in the Journey of Life was presented with three Abrigo clients telling deeply personal stories and then how the Abrigo Centre assisted them during turbulent times in their life and today. The clients ranged in service with Abrigo from a few months to 21 years.

Abrigo Board member Jose Medeiros is recognized by Board Chair Oriana Melo for his six years of outstanding service to the Abrigo Centre.

Ambassador José de Sá Pimentel, Consul-General of Brazil in Toronto

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