Chairperson’s Report AGM November 2020

Welcome and thank you for attending the Gambling Impact Society’s Annual General Meeting for 2020, our 20th year of incorporation. Incredibly, given the significant local and global issues, this has been one of our most successful years in terms of work achieved with our small committee.

Consumer Voices: Telling Stories to Make a Difference

Introducing the ‘Consumer Voices’ Project Gambling Impact Society (GIS) has funding from NSW Government to roll-out the very successful Consumer Voices (CVs) Project in Southwest Sydney and Hunter/Newcastle 2019 – 2020. Consumer Voices is now up and running and making bookings for education sessions in both regions. Individuals’ lived experience stories of recovery from gambling…

The Power of Personal Stories

The Gambling Impact Society has been busy this year working with people affected by gambling harms to bring their stories to the community to make a difference. Our project team including: Barbara, Kate, Joan and Alisha have been recruiting, training and supporting a team of Consumer Voices/Lived Experience peer educators across the state.  We now have a diverse and dynamic team of 21 speakers, working together…

GIS Chairpersons Notes – 2019 AGM

Welcome. The GISNSW Inc. started its existence in 2000, next year we will be 20 years old. In that 20 years we have made enormous strides in promoting and educating the harms caused by gambling in our society. From the establishment of a dedicated ‘Responsible Gambling’ awareness week to the inception of a consumer speaking program, Consumer…