Clubs enjoy workshop without travel
INSTEAD of having to travel to workshops to update their knowledge, volunteers from Mundubbera clubs and notfor-profit organisations enjoyed having an expert in the field of club management bring the information to them.
The Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sports and Racing hosted a workshop last Saturday at the Mundubbera Bowls Club to assist local clubs and not-for-profit groups towards better management.
The day-long session included information on the legal aspects of clubs, how to work together, find more volunteers, manage money and use new technology to make volunteers’ lives easier.
During the day the group worked on all aspects of running clubs and the challenges faced in areas such as Mundub- bera and Gayndah.
With major changes coming up for the not-forprofit sector in the establishment of a new reporting body, the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission, the workshop was a timely chance to understand how this regime will effect volunteers.
The presenter, Leisa Donlan, only recently returned from a speaking tour in Europe and brought real life help and advice to community volunteers to help them meet their obligations and have more fun in their committee roles.
Delegates said how much they enjoyed the opportunity to get such expert, up to date information delivered locally rather than having to travel long distances and encouraged the department to continue to provide local workshops.