Annual General Meeting
2023 Annual General Meeting
ECCV held our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, 30 November. More than 100 of our members and supporters came along, making it one of our most well-attended AGMs in recent years.
We were delighted to host former Victorian Premier, The Hon Steve Bracks AC, as this year’s keynote speaker. A highlight of the evening was the announcement of Mr Bracks as ECCV’s new patron.
In his keynote address, Mr Bracks reflected on his decades-long relationship with ECCV, and expressed his excitement about continuing to work with ECCV in this new capacity “to champion multiculturalism, inclusivity and social cohesion”.
Another event highlight was the bestowing of Life Membership to two stalwarts of the multicultural sector: former Chair of ECCV and the Victorian Multicultural Commission George Lekakis AO and the first female Chairperson of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia Voula Messimeri AM. Both Mr Lekakis and Ms Messimeri were honoured for their outstanding contributions to ECCV and to multicultural Victoria.
This year’s AGM also featured elections for ECCV’s new Board of Directors for the 2023-25 term. Read more about the AGM here.
Annual Report 2022-23
Our Annual Report for the 2022-23 financial year was presented at our 2023 AGM.
The Report offers an overview of our work over the past year, and the major policy and advocacy areas in which we have made an impact, with particular emphasis on the work we achieved via partnerships with our members and sector stakeholders. Read about our work advocating for the rights and interests of migrant and refugee communities in the areas of disaster resilience, positive ageing, anti-racism, mental health reform and more.
More than 100 people attended our AGM, where we were joined by ECCV’s new patron, The Hon Steve Bracks AC, as keynote speaker.
Voula Messimeri AM has been awarded Life Membership of ECCV, a fitting tribute to one of the most influential figures in multicultural Victoria.
George Lekakis AO has been awarded Life Membership of ECCV, in recognition of his more than 40-year service to multicultural communities in Australia.