Congratulations to Gail – Volunteer of the Year in the Central Coast Council Awards.

Congratulations to Gail Ransley who was co-winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award in the Central Coast Council Australia Day Awards.
Gail has been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels Central Coast for 30 years, performing a number of roles during this time. Gail not only delivers meals to clients but also volunteered as a member of our Board for 20 years where she held the position of Chairperson for 3 years. She also previously held the positions of Treasurer and Secretary.
Over 30 years, Gail has been delivering nutritious meals to our vulnerable clients while providing them social interaction and a welfare check, which has become even more important during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Gail has a real focus on keeping the senior and vulnerable members of our community in their own homes where they feel safe and comfortable.
Thank you Gail for all that you’ve done for us, and for our community.

2021 – A Review

2021 has been a year of challenges, but through this, we have been able to assist so many people in our community. Here’s a snapshot of the past year. Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve everyone!

Celebrating our Volunteers

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation, and without them, we couldn’t help so many members of our community. As we couldn’t hold a Christmas Party for our volunteers this year, we sent out gift boxes, with some volunteers also receiving Service Awards. Thanks to each and every one of our volunteers for all that you do!

Meals on Wheels Central Coast Christmas Message

Our team had a lot of fun putting the Christmas message together this year.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Radio Interview with ABC Central Coast

Thank you to ABC Central Coast for having us on to chat with Scott Levi this morning about our annual Christmas incentive of providing a free Christmas meal to our clients. This gesture brings much pleasure to our staff and volunteers, as well of course to clients. You can listen to the interview at 3:19:03 – https://www.abc.net.au/…/breakfast/breakfast/13656220




Free Christmas Meal for all Meals on Wheels Central Coast Clients

One Direct Connect trading as Meals on Wheels Central Coast is once again spreading Christmas cheer this year, gifting a Christmas meal to all their clients.

CEO of Meals on Wheels Central Coast, Dennis Taylor, is thrilled to be able to make this special contribution to the community.

“Christmas time can be hard for a lot of people, both socially and financially,” Mr Taylor said.

“This gift of a meal will assist those who would not otherwise have been able to enjoy a special Christmas dinner this year.

“Our wonderful volunteers also perform wellness checks at every meal delivery, and our clients will be reassured that they are thought of and cared for around Christmas time” Mr Taylor said.

The Christmas Roast Turkey meals will be delivered to over 750 Meals on Wheels Central Coast clients during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Clients will be able to enjoy it when they choose and can place it in the freezer for easy reheating come Christmas Day.

Client Service Officer, Lyn, with free Christmas meal

ACSA Aged Care Awards Finalist

We are proud to have been a Finalist in the Innovation in Service or Design category at the ACSA Aged Care Awards this year.

One Direct Connect Limited Welcomes New Directors

One Direct Connect trading as Meals on Wheels Central Coast is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Directors to its Board of Governance following their recent AGM.

Joining the Board are Megan Rowe, Jackie Connor, and Tony Jose.

The new Directors bring with them a variety of skills that will all contribute to the overall strategic direction of One Direct Connect.

Board Chair, Jordan Bryant, said the mix of the new board members expertise would be an ongoing asset for One Direct Connect Limited.

“Jackie, Megan, and Tony’s professional experience will be of immense value in carrying our organisation into the future,” Mr Bryant said.

Jackie Connor currently holds a corporate role as an experienced Procurement Category Manager focusing on risk and governance, stakeholder engagement, supplier relationship management, strategic sourcing, negotiation and contact management.

Megan Rowe is a Human Resources executive with over 20 years experience in the retail, manufacturing, financial services, and Government sectors. She specialises in leading cultural transformations, strategic workforce planning and supporting leaders to enable business success through their people.

Tony Jose brings with him extensive experience in strategic business management, financial management, investment banking, IT systems, human resources, risk, and governance. He has 28 years of working experience in CEO/CFO roles that includes various listed companies, the not-for-profit sector, and a management consulting firm. He has also served as Director/Chair/Treasurer on boards of Australian companies and its committees, both in the for-profit and the not-for profit sectors.

The One Direct Connect Board is made up of:

Jordan Bryant – Chair
Brian Freeman – Vice Chair and Treasurer
Ray Mainwaring – Director
Stephanie Blower – Director
Janelle Reid – Director
Megan Rowe – Director
Jackie Connor – Director
Tony Jose – Director
Gail Ransley – Non Sitting Board Secretary

Outgoing Directors Ron Thomsen, Ted Coupe and Raea Khan will continue to support One Direct Connect by means of consultancy work carried out through One Direct Advisory, an advisory firm with an underlying philanthropic purpose for the benefit of Meals on Wheels Central Coast clients.

Meals on Wheels Central Coast cater to over 800 clients on the Central Coast, delivering around 14,000 meals per month to the elderly and People with Disability.

One Direct Connect Board of Governance 2021-2022

Welcome to our New Board of Governance Members

We would like to welcome the new Directors to our Board of Governance, who were appointed at our recent AGM. Tony Jose, Megan Rowe, and Jackie Connor all bring with them vast experience that will contribute greatly to the Board and future strategic direction.

We would also like to acknowledge the dedication of outgoing Directors Ron Thomsen, Ted Coupe, and Raea Khan. Their commitment to our organisation over the years has been outstanding, and we thank them for volunteering their time.

Helping to Keep our Community Safe

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