Change of boardAt the AGM this year Margaret Manuel stepped down as Chairman after seven years in this role. Margaret Zweck was appointed as the new Chairman of Country Home Services. Margaret Zweck, who lives in Clare, joined the Board in December 2012 and has been appointed as Chairman of Country Home Services.
Margaret Zweck stated: “I would like to thank the Board of Directors for electing me as Chairman, following the tremendous and successful leadership of previous Chairman, Margaret Manual.  I feel privileged to take on this responsibility and look forward to ensuring that the good governance of the past continues and our services and business thrive in the competitive world of care to people.”
“Country Home Services is an incredible asset in our rural areas.  It will continue to be so due to you, our community, and the dedicated staff and contractors assisting people to remain in their homes with support and comfort. Your commitment and enthusiasm to our organisation is greatly appreciated.’ 
“I wish everyone, staff, contractors, clients and carers all the joys of the Christmas Season and Best of Wishes for a rewarding 2018.”


A Message from Margaret Manual

Margaret Manual joined the Board in 2007 and was elected Chairman in October 2010. Whilst Margaret lives in Balaklava and she has always strongly lobbied, advocated for and supported all Country Home Services customers across our service area which includes the Barossa Valley, Gawler, Lower North, Wakefield Plains and Yorke Peninsula. The following message is from Margaret herself:
“I first heard about County Home Services (formerly CHAP) in the 1990s when my late husband’s Aunty was needing help to stay in her home rather than move into a nursing home. I was so impressed by the service she received that when I was asked to join as a Board member I was happy to be part such a well-run organisation.
Initially I was a Board member then left for a couple of years due to work commitments but re-joined in 2009. Now 20 years later, although there have been many changes, I still see it as a well-run organisation and an absolute necessity for people as they age to be able to live at home if they so choose.
I feel it has been a privilege to be part of Country Home Services for this time and have seen four CEOs bring their own expertise and commitment to the role. We live in a time of constant change in the aged care sector and the challenge for CHS will be to ensure it stays as a leader in its field showing innovation and commitment.
For me the main highlight of my time of involvement has been the care and dedication shown by staff and contractors. And although there have been some hiccups at times, I believe clients have still received the same friendly service through it all. I am often told about the great service someone is receiving and how their contractor always goes above and beyond the call of duty. What a wonderful comment to hear. And now as I take a step back to being a Board member again, I look forward to our new Chairman, Margaret Zweck, and all she will bring to the role. “
We would like to thank Margaret for her dedication and contribution as Chairman and are pleased that she is staying on as a Board Member.


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