Geelong Lithuanian Dance Group at the Diversitat 2018-19 AGM

Diversitat celebrates year of delivery at 2018-19 AGM

Diversitat has held its AGM for the 2018-19 financial year, bringing together the achievements of all the programs and social enterprises of the organisation.

Diveristat CEO Michael Martinez said the night showcased the organisation’s core values of promoting access and equity.

“It was a wonderful reflection of what Diversitat is all about – which is our ethnic communities, our staff, our volunteers,” he said.

“We have really delivered and had success with our settlement programs, our aged support, training, 94.7 The Pulse, and Pako Festa.”

“All of our programs are doing extremely well and I think some of the individual stories that we heard at the AGM about individual circumstances is where it really comes home.”

An important discussion around the relationship between Diversitat and the Wathaurong community was a central theme of the night, given that 2019 is the The International Year of Indigenous Languages.

The guest speaker for the evening was Mark Edwards from Wathaurong Glass.

“It’s important that he came along – we think that’s very important – the relationship we have with our indigenous brothers and sisters, the Wathaurong. It’s critical to our future that we listen to the voices of indigenous people,” Mr Martinez said.

The night also acknowledged the tireless efforts of Diversitat’s volunteers and staff.

Award Recipients and Acknowledgements

A number of awards were given at the AGM to Diversitat staff, students and volunteers.

Awards recognised outstanding contribution for volunteers, outstanding achievement and positive achievement for students and employee of the year and anniversary awards for Diversitat staff.


The Diversitat 2018-19 Snapshot showcases key information about the services offered during the year.