I was honoured to attend the Victoria festival celebration lunch of the Goulburn Valley regional council of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Tatura on 11 October.
There are approximately 300 groups of St Vincent de Paul Society members, known as conferences, operating across Victoria, with 10 operating within the Goulburn Valley region. The society relies primarily on funds generated by the Vinnies centres, of which there are six in the region. I spoke about areas of disadvantage in our community. I was pleased to be able to congratulate all the St Vincent’s volunteers on the great work that they do in our community.