South Australia

Office Bearers

Dr. Renjy Nelson
Email: [email protected]

Vice President:

Ms. Luisa Mozzi
Email: [email protected]

Tijo Thomas
Email: [email protected]

Newsletter Editor:
Mr. Gary Fielke
Email: [email protected]

Address for Donations
38B Thomas Street, South Plympton, SA 5038

South Australian FOV

President’s Report   2020

2020 has been a challenging year on an unprecedented scale. Following close on the heels of one the worst bushfire seasons Australia has experienced, is another natural calamity in the form of a pandemic that we now know as COVID – 19. The bushfire resulted in extensive loss of human and animal life and property. The pandemic caused by a microscopic virus has caused such immense damage resulting in loss of life and livelihood on a scale that most of us have not seen. It has not distinguished between colour, creed, or economic prosperity. It has been a test of the competency and leadership skills of our nations’ leaders. Incredibly, these adversities seemed to have brought out the best in humankind with incredible acts of blind generosity, kindness, compassion, and love, often despite suffering enormous loss.

CMC has also endured its own challenges which I’m sure you are aware of. In the face of extreme adverse circumstances, the institution has lived up to its motto in its commitment to delivering patient care but also towards its own staff which being awarded the top award for workplace safety.

The pandemic has given us time to pause and take stock of how we have been conducting ourselves and provided many opportunities to reprioritise and change the way we conduct business, many to stay into the future thanks to innovative thinking and technology. It has also given us time to appreciate the value of family and spending time with loved ones.

This year the FOV committee chose not to host the annual Friends of Vellore Dinner. We have advertised for online donations through our Newsletter. We welcome three new members into our committee.

As the pandemic enters a new phase and different parts of the world face new challenges that threaten the fabric of society, I’d like to end this report with a verse that changed the life of the late Ravi Zacharias and that gives us hope, from John 14:19, “Because I live, you also will live”.

Thank you,

Renjy Nelson

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