The Elders Council Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the work of the organisation.
The Board is made up of 12 trustees who are elected by the membership at the Annual General meeting.The Board meets monthly. In addition to receiving reports from co-ordinators on the project work, the Board ensures that the Elders Council is represented at key meetings in the city, such as the Age Friendly City Group. Board members also participate in a range of meetings such as Policy Cabinets hosted by Newcastle City Council and an annual meeting with the City Treasurer to discuss the Budget proposals.
If you are interested in becoming a Board member, contact Maureen Tinsley on [email protected] or call 235 9905.
Getting into the festive spirit has not stopped us from also looking at the serious matter of Newcastle City Council's Budget. Members of the Elders Council joined the Youth Council in attempting the Budget Simulation. After 2 hours of debate, we very reluctantly reached a balanced budget, but only by cutting back on services which we all regarded as essential. Members of the Elders Council Board met with Council officers to discuss the budget proposals and will be preparing a formal response which will be on our website soon..