Facilitation of the long-standing bi-monthly CHAIN meeting was handed over to Save the Children yesterday.
After a successful five year run with Australian Red Cross the Katherine Community Helping Action Information Network (CHAIN) will continue to be a support to the community from Save the Children.
“Red Cross thought it was time to share the reward and responsibility of the network,” manager of Save the Children, Bev Patterson, said.
“Save the Children put in an expression of interest to take over to keep a strong connection with Kate Bishop who was a founding member of the original CHAIN committee 20 years ago, she was also part of Good Beginnings, which merged with Save the Children in 2015,” she said.
Save the Children is committed to continuing the meetings on the first Tuesday of every second month.
“We will continue to bring value to the Katherine community with integrity and respect and have an open door policy to ensure community groups are able to identify gaps in services,” she said.
“And we would certainly like to see long standing groups like Rotary participate in CHAIN meetings.”
CHAIN has been operating since 1998, supporting Katherine community organisations and other businesses.
There are currently 80 organisations involved in CHAIN.
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