Clubs en­joy work­shop with­out travel

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

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.

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