RANCH Inc is an independent incorporated association managed by a volunteer committee of up to 10 members elected by RANCH members at the Annual General Meeting.
Nominations for the RANCH Committee of Management are called for prior to our Annual General meeting from our member Houses. The Executive committee consists of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.
Responsibilities of the RANCH Committee of Management
The RANCH COM practices a Governance Model to ensure the Network is run in an efficient manner for the benefit of its members.
The COM is responsible for ensuring that the Network keeps up with and complies with all regulations under the Associations Act. This includes keeping proper records and meeting legal requirements.
- Financial Accountability
The COM is responsible for ensuring the proper management of all finances, that an external audit is carried out annually and that RANCH complies with the accountability requirements of all funding bodies.
The COM establishes and reviews long range goals identified in the current Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is reviewed on a 3 yearly basis.
The COM employs all paid staff and is responsible for ensuring that all necessary obligations are met including informing staff of their employment entitlements and conditions.
The COM is responsible for establishing, recording and reviewing policies on all matters concerning the Network.
The COM is responsible for monitoring all aspects of the services provided by RANCH Inc. including progression of strategies to implement the Strategic Plan.
Current Committee of Management
President/Chairperson: Helen Douglas (Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre)
Vice President/Chairperson: Martyn Shaddick (Castlemaine Community House)
Secretary: Beverley McNaughton (Wedderburn Community House)
Treasurer: Trevor Crane (Echuca Neighbourhood House)
Amy Atkinson (Maldon Neighbourhood Centre)
Diedre Madill (Tongala Community Activities Centre)