Thursday, May 16, 2013


 We had a good turn out for our AGM including one of OWN's original members, Leteia Potter.

Jenny Goldsbro has been our secretary for 3 years, but felt it was time to give someone else a chance to be part of the organising team. Thank you Jenny for the wonderful job you have done.

Our guest speaker was Diane Vivian, who captivated us with her vitality, lively wit and charm.
Diane is the founding member and Chair of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren which she started in NZ in 1999. She found when been delivered 2 very traumatised grandchildren that there was no help available. So on a voluntary basis she founded the Organisation and is the Members Support Manager and Chairman of the Board.
She married in 1967 and along with her husband raised 3 children and they took on 2 foster children. Today she has 8 grandchildren.