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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Summer 17

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017 THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MSWA, WILSON CENTRE THURSDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2017 REPORT BREAKS ALL PREVIOUS RESULTS: MSWA CONTRIBUTES .6 MILLION TO RESEARCH At a well-attended meeting, MSWA President George Pampacos welcomed Members, MSWA Lawyers, Auditors, Directors, and Senior Management to the 2017 AGM, called for apologies, confirmation of the 2016 Minutes, and any business arising from the Minutes (items 1-3). Speaking from his report, Mr Pampacos said 2017 had been another very successful year for MSWA. The organisation has broken all financial records, research contribution records, and expanded our property footprint whilst providing care to people with MS and other neurological conditions while at the same time embracing the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) world. MSWA’s contribution to neurological research for 2017 was an incredible .6 million, 0,000 of which has gone to the international research programme into progressive MS. Another 0,000 has been directed into continued support of Western Australian research projects and 0,000 will go directly into funding research into other neurological conditions that will also benefit people with multiple sclerosis. MSWA’s care service hours increased by 8% to a total of more than 683K service hours, or 1,873 hours per day for people living with MS and other neurological conditions. 600000 500000 400000 300000 200000 100000 0 MEMBER SERVICES HOURS DELIVERED MEMBER SERVICES HOURS DELIVERED 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 MSWA respite and accommodation facilities are working to 100% capacity, providing specialised care for our Members, and helping us keep our younger Members out of aged care. Mr Pampacos then went on to address MSWA’s progress into our expanding footprint across Western Australia, and plans for the next 12 months. Another big achievement in MSWA’s financial year was the expansion of our charter to be able to support people living with other neurological conditions, beyond multiple sclerosis. The organisation has the ability to support people living with conditions such as Stroke, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Motor Neurone Disease and Acquired Brain Injury. Formal acknowledgment was given to the success of the Brand, Marketing and Sales team who continued this year to deliver a range of fantastic fundraising initiatives including our flagship events and lotteries. Mr Pampacos went on to thank his Board, the CEO, and David Bugden, who retired in June after 15 years. The Treasurer, Horst Bemmerl, spoke with reference to his report that MSWA had another successful year for the year ended 30 June 2017. CEO Marcus Stafford, commenced his report with a PowerPoint to visually explain the graphs and charts which appear in the Annual Report. With reference to the AGM report, Mr Stafford said this fine organisation, steeped in history, began the year as the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia and has finished it as MSWA. The strategic rationale for this change of brand presentation was thoughtful and with a clear eye towards the future. With our continued growth and the arrival of the NDIS, our charter has extended to both people with MS and those with other neurological conditions. Any change, however minor, carries risk, particularly when moving away from an established and successful brand. It is much more than just livery on buildings and logos on stationery. The refreshed brand carries an essence and heart that signals a new strategic direction. 10 | MSWA BULLETIN SUMMER 2017

Mr Stafford went on to report MSWA’s record breaking revenue of more than million and how we have truly delivered on our promise of being a ‘profit for purpose’ organisation. Our single-minded focus on our three key areas has remained sharp and ambitious: • Member and Client services • Development of our strategic footprint • The funding of research Member services have lifted to a record high, including vital services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, counselling, nursing, and care support. Client services have also registered the highest delivery of services in our history. Our third point of focus reflects our funding contribution to research. As we reflect on our leadership position within the area of Member and Client services growth, we also take great responsibility in maintaining that same position of strength in the funding of research. In accordance with the Constitution, there being retirements during the year and no other nominations received, Jason Jordan, David Jones and Michael Fay were declared duly elected (Agenda Item 7). In accord with a motion passed at the 2016 AGM, the auditor will be appointed by tender conducted by the Board. RSM will continue to be MSWA’s Auditor for the financial year ending 2018 (Agenda Item 8). As there were no questions Mr Pampacos thanked everyone for their attendance, invited everyone to join the directors and managers for morning tea, and closed the AGM (Agenda Item 8). RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS ,800,000 ,700,000 ,600,000 ,500,000 ,400,000 ,300,000 ,200,000 ,100,000 ,000,000 ,900,000 ,800,000 ,700,000 ,600,000 ,500,000 ,400,000 ,300,000 ,200,000 ,100,000 ,000,000 0,000 0,000 0,000 0,000 0,000 0,000 0,000 0,000 0,000 ###COLUMNCONTENT### RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Marcus gave thanks to our 700 staff performing magnificently in their various roles, many of whom are allied health workers and care support staff, others in our call centres, or those who turn up in the darkness of chilly Sunday mornings to set up our events. Wherever our staff are working, all should take a bow for their contribution to delivering such outstanding results for MSWA. As MSWA considers the future, our stability and performance in all areas signal further success and growth. The five-year forecast model shows that even our most conservative projections will deliver the promise of continued services growth, new locations both in the Perth metropolitan and rural areas, and the continuation of strong contributions to fund research. MSWA2017353 Annual Report WA 2016 17.indd 1 ANNUAL REPORT 2016-17 16/10/17 2:08 pm Copies of the Annual Report and audited Financial Statements, and particularly the Statement of Comprehensive Income, are available on request phone 9365 4888. MSWA BULLETIN SUMMER 2017 | 11