We had a really nice Annual Meeting on Wednesday night with a full house of over 40 people. We were proud to give lifetime achievements to Maria Smith and retired Councilman Jay Westbrook as the 2012 and 2013 Ione Biggs Social Justice Award winners. Both graciously tried to find others who deserved the award more than they did, but we finally convinced each to accept the award. It was nice that both knew Ms. Biggs before she passed away.
We had some good food (thanks Jennifer) and around 40 people attended the Annual Meeting. We had a number of members of the Homeless Congress and a couple of our friends from the social service sector. We have posted the NEOCH Community Benefit Report on our website now which details the awards that we presented on Wednesday. It also gives a brief look at our finances and a history of the last year for the organization. We gave an award to Eileen Kelly as Advocate of the Year and Kimberly Fischer as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year. We will have details posted about all of our award winners. We have added our strategic plan for the next three years to the Community Benefit Report (Annual Report). We are also working on a web page that will detail all of our award winners from the past. It is an incredible group of people and we need to remember the great work of all these individuals.
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