Kil­mallie cen­tre vol­un­teers cel­e­brate achiev­ing pres­ti­gious qual­ity award

The Oban Times - - News -

THE COM­MIT­TEE of Kil­mallie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre has been cel­e­brat­ing achiev­ing a Key­stone award.

Flora McKee, man­ager of Vol­un­tary Ac­tion Lochaber (VAL), pre­sented the com­mit­tee with the award on Fri­day July 29.

Key­stone is a qual­ity award and man­age­ment toolkit for peo­ple who man­age com­mu­nity build­ings and Kil­mallie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is one of the first halls in the High­lands to achieve it.

To achieve the award, the com­mit­tee built up a port­fo­lio of doc­u­men­ta­tion that they fol­low the cor­rect poli­cies across six key areas: gov­er­nance, man­ag­ing peo­ple, man­ag­ing money, man­ag­ing re­sources, work­ing with users and leg­is­la­tion and reg­u­la­tion.

Mrs McKee said: ‘I’m de­lighted to present this award to Kil­mallie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre com­mit­tee. It re­flects the hard work and com­mit­ment of the vol­un­teers who run this cen­tre for the ben­e­fit of their com­mu­nity. They should be rightly proud of their achieve­ments.’

James Smith, di­rec­tor of Kil­mallie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, re­ceived the award on be­half of the cen­tre. He said: ‘ We are very happy to re­ceive this award. We are very grate­ful for the sup­port from Vol­un­tary Ac­tion Lochaber, in par­tic­u­lar Mar­garet Boyd, for all her help.’

Com­mit­tee trea­surer Sarah Kennedy added: ‘Af­ter a lot of hard work and li­ais­ing with VAL, we are de­lighted to re­ceive this Key­stone award.’

She told The Oban Times this in­volved keep­ing ac­cu­rate records of meet­ings, hav­ing clear aims, main­taing the build­ing and man­ag­ing staff and vol­un­teers ef­fec­tively. Mrs Kennedy added: ‘I’m pleased so many peo­ple showed up to see us re­ceive the award.’

Mar­garet Boyd ac­com­pa­nied Mrs McKee at the cel­e­bra­tion event. She said: ‘Con­grat­u­la­tions to the com­mit­tee. They have shown they man­age the cen­tre well for the ben­e­fit of the whole com­mu­nity.

The cen­tre cur­rently has 62 mem­bers but they are look­ing for more peo­ple to help out, par­tic­u­larly with the com­mu­nity gar­den which has be­come over­grown. Any­one in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing should con­tact the cen­tre on 01397 712663 or any com­mit­tee mem­bers.

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VAL man­ager Flora McKee presents mem­bers of Kil­mallie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Com­mit­tee with their Key­stone Award. Left to right: sec­re­tary Norma MacLel­lan, di­rec­tor Ellen Smith, di­rec­tor James Smith, Flora and trea­surer Sarah Kennedy.

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