My Scullin

Governance + SCG Committee

The Scullin Community Group is an incorporated association in the ACT.  Incorporation number: A06035

Our ABN is: 73 211 246 996

Our financial accounts are run professionally, with transparency as a key guiding principle. If you are a community member and wish to be updated on our financial status, please email us on and our treasurer will organise this access for you.

20/21 FY Office Bearers:

President: Sue White
Vice-president: Adele Sinclair
Treasurer: Kate Traeger
Secretary: Tim Morton

20/21 FY Committee:

  • Rachel Howard
  • Elly Kent
  • Emily Brindley
  • James Goodrick
  • Chloe Haseltine

AGM 2020

Our first AGM was held on 27 September 2020.  Please find the minutes attached, as well as our financials for the past year.  These will be submitted to the ACT Government as required by the rules governing incorporated associations.

Our approach:

We have a formal committee with 9 committee members, including our four office bearers.  Committee members are typically actively involved in the group, and often lead one or more of our specific projects. Other projects run across Scullin on behalf of the SCG and the committee aims to support these projects, while recognising that to grow and operate sustainably, all of our projects require a project team that has the capacity to drive this with minimal guidance.

Prior to COVID, the Scullin Community Group held an open community meeting every 4-6 weeks. All were welcome to attend! (Subscribing to our calendar is the best way to know when the next meeting is coming up and where it will be held.).  Post/during COVID, rather than open community meetings, we are going to focus more actively on running regular Facebook Live events in our private FB group.  We have also formalised a larger committee than in previous years, which regularly meets (over Zoom) and in a FB messenger discussion thread.

To add a ‘new business’ item to the meeting’s agenda email us at at least a week before the meeting.

Why have an open community meeting?

Our regular community meetings serve a number of purposes, including:

  1. To ensure the many projects we are working on are travelling well, and to see where we need to/want to put more energy.
  2. To make it easier for all members of the community to learn more about the goals, upcoming events and plans of the Scullin Community Group, and to make it easier for people to step up and get involved.
  3. To ensure that as we grow we remain accessible, transparent and collaborative in our approach.

Whether you’ve been thinking “I wonder where all this is going?” or “Hmm, I might like to get more involved but I need to know more”, these meetings are a great chance to come to learn and listen.

There is no ’secret club’ making things happen – it’s simply people power: people like you deciding to step up and get more involved, and work out the best fit for their skills so we can all make our community an even better place to be.

Each meeting will have an agenda (posted here a week prior to each meeting).

There will be a part of the meeting set aside for new business where you can request IN ADVANCE something be discussed. We’ll do our best to get to everything. If it gets out of hand we’ll have to find a simpler way as we are all volunteers and time, as always, is finite.

Minutes will also be posted here.

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