Like all Neighbourhood Houses, Reynard Street Neighbourhood House is managed by a voluntary Committee of Management, made up from members of the local community.
At present, our Committee members are:
Philippa Day (Chair)
Owen Martin (Treasurer)
Katherine Thorn (Vice Chair)
Neryl Jeanneret (Secretary)
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place via Zoom meeting on:
Members of the community were 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. We reflected on an eventful year at the House, elected our new Committee of Management and reviewed our audited finances for 2019-2020.
The 2019/20 Draft Minutes can be found here.
This year, we proposed a special resolution to revert our current constitution (with our own rules) back to the model rules for an incorporated association.
For notice of the Special Resolution please click here.
Our Committee of Management (CoM) consists of at least 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.
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
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, a proxy form can be found online here.