Running an AGM

AGM meet and mingleWe are at that time of year where many of you are getting organised for your club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is an essential requirement for incorporated organisations and is an important event for clubs to communicate with their members, the general public and the committee. The purpose of the meeting is to give a broad overview of the club’s current direction and financial health. It also confirms the club’s purpose to the members and community – this is where your community can commit to the club and its goals for the future.

Most people try to avoid AGMs through fear of “being roped into something”, but what better way to have a positive influence and contribution to your club’s future direction?

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Women in Sport Leadership – Learn Support Lead

Alpine Valley Community Leadership Presenter at Learn Support LeadWe were very fortunate to have Kim Scanlon from Alpine Valleys Community Leadership present for our Learn Support Lead workshop on Leadership Styles and Types of Leaders at the Wodonga Bowling Club.

The evening involved plenty of discussion around the various leadership styles we all face within our workplaces, community and sporting clubs.  The key message being no one style is better or worse than another as long as the approach is applied in an effective manner to achieve the required outcome or result.  The group learned the qualities that identify leadership versus management, and the importance of emotional intelligence in effective leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps the most discussion occurred around our ideal holiday.  The group was split into personality/styles based on the Myers-Briggs Interactive Tool.  Despite a few common features the motivations and desired outcomes were vastly different.  It was a great example for the group to see how activities that get one person enthusiastic could be someone else’s nightmare!

Many thanks to Kim for her time, and Kate from Wodonga Bowling Club for hosting.

The next Learn Support Lead workshop on Networking will be at the Tallangatta Community Centre, thanks to Towong Shire.

Accessible sport just became more accessible

AAA Play is an online service provided by Reclink Australia and the State Government of Victoria, that connects people with a disability to sports and recreational opportunities in Victoria. A recent collaboration with the nine Victorian Regional Sports Assemblies has enabled sport and recreation opportunities for the entire state of Victoria to be featured in one place.

AAA Play has previously only included opportunities for metropolitan Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. This new expansion will facilitate a crucial entry point for people who are seeking out a sport or recreation connection in all areas of Victoria.

Reclink Australia CEO, John Ballis emphasised the importance of this regional expansion.

“We have seen the value that this service provides people with a disability since AAA Play first began in July 2014.

“The AAA Play website and information portal has been successful in engaging people with a disability, families and carers to achieve positive sport participation outcomes.

“We are excited to be able to extend this opportunity to all Victorians.”

Research shows that knowledge and awareness of inclusive sport and recreation programs and activities among people with a disability and their families is insufficient, yet critical in enhancing participation in sport and recreation for people with a disability.
The website has been modified to include a more accessible map that covers the key regions of Victoria.

“An exciting component to this project is some of the web development we’ve been able to achieve to enable State Sporting Associations and Regional Sporting Assemblies to more readily add and update programs,” Chris Lacey, Reclink Victorian State Manager explained.

“This will ensure information is even more current, reliable and detailed,”

People with a disability, their carers and families can access AAA Play by visiting aaavic.org.au, emailing request@aaavic.org.au or phoning 1800 222 842.

If your sporting club or association has an all abilities opportunity in north east Victoria to share with the community, please contact Sport North East at sportnortheast@thecentre.vic.edu.au or (03) 5721 0200.