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 Hallam Community Learning Centre has farewelled its “face”.

Manager Dianne Wilson finished up on Tuesday 10 April to cake, hugs and thank-yous.

She was appointed governance committee treasurer in mid-1998 and became assistant co-ordinator with Susan Hall in 2001.

She took on the co-ordinator role when Susan resigned at the end of 2004, and was renamed manager at the start of 2005.

“A lot has been achieved during these years and there have been many changes to our building,” Hallam Community Learning Centre’s Ingrid Broad said.

The centre opened a large multi-purpose room in 2003 alongside more kitchen space.

In 2007, it added a portable building to use as a computer room.

Major renovations started at the end of 2015 and were completed in 2016.

“We have new offices, child care area and a brand new face to our building,” Ms Broad said.

“Along with all that has been completed, Dianne was the face of the Hallam Community Learning Centre.

“She is that special person with that flair for people.

“She is compassionate, caring and has that ability to communicate well with others.”

Ms Wilson is now working Balla Balla Community Centre in Cranbourne, closer to home.

She’ll work fewer days “so she is able to spend more time with her family as she slowly transitions to retirement”.

“She will be missed by many but we are all happy for her in her new role,” Ms Broad said.

The Hallam Community Learning Centre new has a new manager, Veronica.

Ms Broad said she had new ideas and prospects for the centre’s future.

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