New St Vinnies head from Downs
THE St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland has welcomed new state president Brian Moore, after previous state president John Campbell finished his term.
A dedicated member of the Society for more than 40 years, Mr Moore has held a number of positions within the Society from local conference president to central council president of Toowoomba.
Based just outside Warwick, Mr Moore said he was humbled and honoured to have been “chosen and trusted to lead the Society in Queensland”.
He hopes to carry on Mr Campbell’s urgent work of recruitment, induction and training of “all generations” in the Society’s good works.
“Unless the Society is refreshed with new members and volunteers, and renewed with a sense of purpose for the importance of our service to those in crisis, we have a very limited future,” Mr Moore said.
“I firmly believe that all members of the Vincentian family must work closely with one another, with their local community, family to family, and with the poor we assist.”
St Vincent de Paul Society CEO Peter Maher said he was looking forward to working closely with the new president.
“Brian is a well-respected, and well-liked member of the Society with a long-standing presence in Vinnies, and his unrivalled understanding of the Society’s core works will ensure the pace of our expansion continues to meet to growing needs of Queensland’s disadvantage,” Mr Maher said.