The new Association Incorporation Act (2015) has meant many not-for-profit groups have had to update their constitution to bring it into alignment with the new Act. Often, as part of a broader governance conversation and support, KBC has assisted the following over the past 18 months:
Albany Boating and Fishing Club
Albany Golf Club Inc.
Albany Italian Club
Albany Junior Cricket Association Inc.
Albany Netball Association Inc.
Albany Royals Saints Netball Club
Albany Speedway Club
Broomehill Complex Association Inc.
Frenchman Bay Association Inc.
Great Southern Cricket Association
International Jurate Federation
Kangas Netball Club Inc.
Katanning Junior Basketball Association
Working with the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup, Kim helped to establish the new Tambellup Community Pavilion Association, with strong representation from the various clubs and groups and a supporting management plan, which will ensure the soon to be opened Tambellup Community Pavilion will be a welcoming and inclusive community place for sport, business and social gatherings.
Following the completion of the Sounness Park Community Recreation Precinct, KBC worked with the Shire of Plantagenet and the four foundation sporting clubs to establish a shared Management Plan. The process included working with the sporting representatives and volunteers to develop an overarching Strategic Plan and an operational plan for the first four years of operation.
KBC, with support from Local Government Authorities (councils) and Club Development Officers, has delivered the successful Club Business Workshop series to over 120 sport and recreation clubs and groups in Albany, Busselton, Bunbury, Carnarvon, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Katanning, Manjimup, and Northam, over the past two years.
South Coast Natural Resource Management – Governance Workshops for environmental nfp groups
Shire of Gnowangerup – Volunteer Capacity Building Project - Grant Writing, Project Planning and Effective Meetings
Volleyball WA – Governance Workshops
Netball WA – Governance and Constitution Workshops for Eastern Goldfields Netball Association.
City of Albany Smart Club and Club Business Workshops
Broomehill Complex – Strategic Directions and Plan, Governance and Constitution Review
Albany Basketball Association - Strategic Directions and Plan, Governance and Constitution Review
Railways Football and Sporting Club - Strategic Directions and Plan, Governance and Constitution Review
Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre – Management Structure
Football Federation South West – Governance Training and Strategic Review and Directions
Albany Surf Life Saving – Organisational re-structure and support
Great Southern Sports Talent Association – Governance and Board review
Lower Great Southern Hockey Association - Strategic Directions and Plan, Governance and Constitution Review
A trained facilitator for the Top Club audit and assessment tool. Delivered the annual program in Katanning, Denmark, Mount Barker and Albany for identified sport and recreation clubs in the first year pilot.
KBC in collaboration with Denmark Basketball Association (DBA) and the Denmark/Plantagent/Cranbrook Club Development Officer developed and trialled a Give2Sport pilot program. The program involved a succession plan for DBA, through the training and inclusion of younger members (16-18 years) called 'interns' onto the Executive Committee and helped to improve and streamline the clubs governance. Give2Sport has been recognized with a Supporting Volunteers Award at the 2016 DSR Sports Awards and the trial will continue with an additional 6 clubs in the coming year.
In consultation with City of Albany KBC developed and delivered a series of six ‘Smart Club Introduction to Business Planning’ workshops for sport and recreation clubs, run over four months, with a workshop held every three/four weeks. Each workshop challenged executive committees to review their current practices, processes and documentation with the ultimate aim to improve their club governance and facility management.
Key themes for the workshops included:
KBC developed resources to support the workshops, coordinated key presenters, sourced useful websites and provided ongoing support to the committees over the six month project.
- Domonique Bertolucci