Looking At Landcare (22/6/2018) – Committee Commitment

Hi Landcarers

Do you work with or are part of a committee that you think are pretty special? I do! A couple, actually!

The Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) Committee is made up of an enthusiastic group of people from many backgrounds and bringing experience from many sectors to support Landcare in the Parkes and Forbes Shires. We are fortunate to have landholders from Parkes and Forbes Shires, both from the mature and shall we say, the younger demographic, arts, education, environment, local government, local business and a plethora of talents and backgrounds that all tie in to make a fantastic team.

Like any organisation, if you don’t have a fantastic group of people that support you and provide feedback and suggestions with respect, you are well equipped to undertake your role.

On Wednesday evening we held our June meeting in Parkes. Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) hold monthly meetings alternating between Parkes and Forbes on the third Wednesday of the month, with seasonal allowances.

Part of committee undertakings, particularly for a registered not for profit, is making sure that the policies and procedures that support our organisation are reviewed regularly and are up to date to ensure that we are fit for purpose. This is often a large undertaking initially, but if reviewed regularly, can provide a reliable reference and guide to undertake Committee and workplace processes.

We have set a date for our Annual General Meeting, which will be held on 31 October 2018. This year the meeting will be held in Parkes and we are reviewing some guest speaker options. I am open to suggestions for a week or so, if members would like to recommend anyone that they think would be relevant in the current Landcare space.

The AGM is another requirement of an Incorporated entity. We appoint the Executive positions, such as Chair, Vice- Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Public Officer and have representatives appointed from Parkes and Forbes Shire Councils and additional Committee members.

We will also be reviewing our Strategic Plan and establishing a new plan to continue for five years. Any of you that have been involved in strategic planning will know that sometimes these processes can be a challenge! As part of this process of revising plans and commitments, we will be revising our Reconciliation Action Plan. This is also an important document that needs to tie with the Strategic Plan to ensure that we build strong relationships, respect and opportunities within our organisation and community.

Find out more about our Committee here.

For more information about anything in this article, please contact Central West Lachlan Landcare on 02 6862 4914, cwllpo@hotmail.com, facebook or our website at centralwestlachlanlandcare.org

 Until next week, happy Landcaring!