Like all Neighbourhood Houses, Robinson Reserve 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)
Vera Joosten (Treasurer)
Luke Bresolin (Public Officer)
Our Committee is elected each year at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), and is governed by the House Constitution. Our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House (RRNH) will be taking place on:
Friday 13 October 2017, 11am – 12pm
At 104A Reynard St, Coburg
This year, our AGM will include a special resolution for the purpose of proposing a name change from Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House Inc to Reynard Street Neighbourhood House Inc and consequently reflected in an amendment to the current constitution. The proposed name change will include a rebranding and the design and development of a new website which will enable the organisation to: refresh it’s identity, provide a new and responsive site that adapts to all devices, better communicate it’s offerings and services to it’s audience and potential partners, as well as develop better relationships with the community in general. We anticipate the name change, to reflect the location of the space, will allow locals to identify more strongly with RRNH being in their local street and /or neighbourhood.
What is the RRNH 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 RRNH 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 here
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 House 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 Gabriella at the House office ph 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
View our constitution here: Constitution
To view minutes from our 2016 AGM: AGM Minutes 2016