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Workshops to assist Fraser Coast community groups

15 March, 2019

Fraser Coast not-for-profit community groups will have the opportunity to brush up on their club management skills through a series of workshops next month.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has engaged consultant Leisa Donlan to conduct the workshops, with the first to be held on April 3, at no cost to participants.

“Community groups and clubs are run by passionate people who volunteer their time and effort. These workshops will help them understand club constitutions, meeting procedures and other governance procedures,” Cr Anne Maddern said.

Cr Maddern said this was the second time Council had brought Ms Donlan to the region and the previous workshops had proven very popular.

“The workshops help people feel confident managing their organisations,” Ms Donlan said.

The workshops will cover 11 essentials skills such as understanding and reviewing club constitutions; fast and effective meetings; finance, fundraising and grants and strategic planning to make big things happen.

Participants get to take home templates and resources, including a comprehensive 130-page governance guide. 

“There have been some major changes and developments that affect how clubs are managed in 2019 and beyond,” Ms Donlan said.  

The first workshop, to be held from 6pm to 9pm on April 3 at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough, will cover: 
Which laws apply to your club and how you can monitor changes and new requirements; 

  • Changes to the Associations Incorporations Act in 2007 of which you may be unaware; 
  • Changes to Workplace Health and Safety legislation; 
  • How to maintain your “not-for-profit” status; 
  • Obligations for food handling, gambling, gaming, liquor licensing and smoking, and; 
  • How to keep up to date on changing legislation.

Future workshops will be scheduled as dates become available. Find out dates and book a place here.