Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 18 October 2023 – 7 pm

AGM – My Bloody Good Life

We’re excited to welcome Mark Grantham QSM and his dad Chris as our guest speakers for Disability Connect’s Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday 18th October – 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Disability Connect, 3B Olive Rd, Penrose, Auckland

Come along in person, refreshments provided, or tune in via Zoom to hear Mark’s inspiring journey – navigating school, “Chocolate Seller on Broadway”, travel, CEO – and living independently. This event is free for parents and whānau.

Mark Grantham has been to Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast. And Rarotonga, Honolulu. And London, Paris, Los Angeles. And Mumbai, Dubai, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro. (And Penrose). Mark speaks widely at seminars, workshops, conferences, churches, schools. And Parliament. Mark has lived in his own home for nearly 20 years. Mark is not able to feed, shower, walk, dress himself. The Queen honoured him for his community service with a Queen’s Service Medal in the New Year’s Honours in 2014. Entertainingly, Mark tells his story of pushing the boundaries, crossing the borders.

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  1. Welcome by Disability Connect Board Chair
  2. Guest Speaker – Mark Grantham – My Bloody Good Life!
  3. Apologies
  4. Confirmation of AGM Minutes – 26 August 2022
  5. Matters arising from minutes
  6. Appointment of Board Members
  7. Impact Report – CEO
  8. Board Chair response & Chair’s report
  9. Financial Report
  10. Q & A
  11. General Business
  12. Closing Karakia

The constitution of Disability Connect Inc requires that Board members be elected three yearly. Our last election was August 2020, so board membership will be elected this year. An electronic pdf version of the nomination form is available here.

Click here for a copy of our Jan 2022 – June 2023 Impact Report