Like all Neighbourhood Houses, Reynard Street Neighbourhood House is managed by a voluntary Committee of Management, made up of members of the local community.
At present, our Commitee members are:
Maria Larubina (Chair)
Graham Cole (Deputy-Chair)
Vera Joosten (Treasurer)
Eliza Metcalfe (Public Officer)
Our Committee is elected each year at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), and is governed by the House Constitution. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Reynard Street Neighbourhood House (RSNH) will take place on:
Friday 12 October 2018, 11am – 12pm
Our AGM is where our new Committee of Management will be elected (see below for further information regarding the nomination and election process). We will also review our audited finances for 2017-2018 and reflect on an eventful year at the House.
What is the RSNH Committee of Management (CoM)?
Our Committee of Management (CoM) consists of six volunteers elected at the Annual General Meeting of RRNH by those members of our Association (House members) who attend the AGM on the day.
The CoM provides RSNH with community “governance”, which includes developing strategic plans, policies, permanent staff appointment, budgeting and overseeing delivery of legal and contractual obligations. The CoM acts as the voice of our membership in line with the Aims and Objectives detailed in our Constitution.
The Committee is required to meet a minimum of six times per year, but currently meets monthly on a Tuesday evening between 5.30pm and 7pm.
Nomination for the Committee of Management
All current full members qualify to nominate as potential candidates for our Committee of Management. We are always interested to hear from members who have skills and experience and are interested in contributing, and we encourage you to consider yourself as a potential candidate. We welcome requests for more information or support from any member seeking to understand more about this process.
For further instructions on how to nominate, please contact Lucy or Kelly at the House office on 9386 1728. Nomination forms are available here
Voting at the Annual General Meeting
If you became a member of our association more than 4 months prior to the AGM, you will be an eligible voter. As a member, you are welcome but also needed to help to ensure the voting reflects the broad interests of everyone who uses the House or lives in the neighbourhood. So please come along if you can.
A member may appoint another member as his or her proxy to vote and speak on his or her behalf at a general meeting. If you are considering a proxy, see section 34 of the constitution.
To view draft minutes from our 2017 AGM: AGM 2017 Draft Minutes
View our 2016/17 Annual Report here: AGM Report 17 Web
View our constitution here: RSNH Constitution
Nomination forms here: here