The JNC recently held a farewell event for our much loved Aged and Disability Services Manager, Megan (“Meg”) Bowyer. Meg is making a sea change, moving to NSW’s south coast after 30 years in the community services sector. For 17 of those years, Meg worked at The JNC’s Maroubra and Glebe offices. In the photo, Meg (right) is with JNC Chairperson Gillian Elliott at our Maroubra office.
At the farewell event, JNC General Manager Janet Green described Meg as “a wonderful example of true community worker” who “always puts the client first”.
Ms Green added, “Meg has always been a problem solver … she’s been the queen of our data, with a detailed, thorough approach to her work. She has been fiercely supportive of her team, compassionate, an excellent team coordinator.”
Barbara Kelly, JNC Manager before Janet Green, attended the event to honour her former staff member. Among other things, Ms Kelly referred fondly to Ms Bowyer’s ability as “the best Ms Fixit. … She looked after the JNC bus as if it was her own baby. She was a pivotal person at The JNC.”
Ms Bowyer’s expertise with the bus was indispensable, as The JNC’s support services for older people in the community require transport – for social outings, assisted shopping, attendance at medical appointments and more.
“Thank you for your commitment to social justice and to our clients,” Ms Kelly said.
Ms Bowyer had the final word about the dedication of community workers at The JNC: “The staff have been my family and my friends; I just couldn’t ask for a better crew. We all know this job isn’t a job: it’s a lifestyle. A commitment to believing in equality for everybody.”
Want to work with The JNC? At December 2017 we are recruiting for an interim Aged Services Manager.
See our Staff Vacancies page.