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Retirees urged to step up

Barossa Meals on Wheels is calling for the next generation of retirees to consider a role on their committee.

Branch members are trying to attract the “baby boomers” – a generation entering retirement, who may already have the technological skills required for a committee role.

A restructure of the system to reduce red tape, share the workload and attract more volunteers was announced at their Annual General Meeting held at the Vine Inn, Nuriootpa last Tuesday.

Ten members were elected to the committee, with Mrs Carole Hick taking up the three main roles as president, treasurer and secretary.

“We are lucky to have our wonderful volunteers who are driver/deliverers. Without them we could not have Meals on Wheels,” Mrs Hick said.

“In saying that, we also need people on our committee to undertake various ‘vice’ roles. We are trying to attract those who are now retiring and wanting to make a personal contribution to the community, with an interest in learning new skills. We provide adequate training and computer courses if required.”