To Our Valued Mandandanji Limited Members
On the 4th of November 2017 I was elected to the Board of Directors of Mandandanji Limited along with Rodney Landers, Tracy Landers Jude Saldanha, Michelle Leslie and Michael Combarngo joining Leigh Himstedt who continued on as an Applicant Director.
The election was carried out at the Annual General Meeting and was conducted lawfully and in accordance to the constitution of Mandandanji Limited. It was the same election process we have been through many times before including the use of proxy votes which were checked, double checked and triple checked before those that were deemed valid were approved for use by the nominated person.
It appears, however, that some members were not happy about the election results and these members have done all in their power to make their displeasure known.
Since the election this Board has faced opposition and obstruction from a small group comprised of former Board members and employees, some Applicants and others.
I am not in a position to speculate about the motivations of this group, but I can say that their actions have significantly impacted the ability of this new Board to do the jobs it was elected to do for the Mandandanji People. As a direct result of the discord they have sown, Mandandanji Assistance Fund money has been held up and we have been unable to meet the needs of those who have asked us for financial help, especially with getting their kids back to school. Unfortunately, we are unable to work with the members of this group in a productive way.
After seeking legal advice from our lawyer, we are determined to move forward regardless. The main goal of this Board is to serve the needs of the Mandandanji Limited members and to preserve the legacy of our Ancestors for current and future generations. We will continue to cut wasteful spending, to create jobs that are advertised and open for all members to apply for and to govern in an open, honest and accountable manner. We will continue to do what we’ve always sought to do; put the Mandandanji People first.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.