Annual general meeting 2011

The Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network 2011 annual general meeting was held: 

Date: 1 April 2011
Location: Lancemore Hill Convention Centre

Meeting summary

The 2011 annual general meeting opened with a briefing of members about the results of the work of the LLEN in 2010 and the trends we have seen developing over the last 8 years. Strategies for the next three years were also outlined.

The business of the meeting

Ordinary business included:

  • confirmation of the minutes of the 2010 annual general meeting and any other general meeting held since
  • committee reports of the transactions of the association during the financial year 2010-2011
  • election of officers of the association
  • appointment of an auditor of the association for the year
  • receipt and consideration of the statement submitted by the association in accordance with section 30[3] of the act.

Address by guest speaker

This year’s guest speaker was David Keenan, Chief Executive Officer of Mitchell Shire. David outlined some of the challenges, opportunities and trends that impact on young people’s experience in a modern regional community.

Trailblazer Awards

This year the Central Ranges LLEN Trailblazer Award recognised Heather Byrne and Joanna Stubbings for their leadership and achievements in creating education, training and employment opportunities for local young people.

Joanna is Youth Resource Officer at Mitchell Shire Council. She has facilitated the first Local Government – Regional Youth Commitment Action Plan across the Hume Region. It will create opportunities for local young people to participate in a quality work experience and traineeship program at Mitchell Shire. Find out more about the Hume regional youth commitment project.

Heather Byrne, CEO of Alexandra Hospital is working with the Alexandra Hospital Board to develop training opportunities in health, outdoor recreation and hospitality at the old Alexandra Hospital site. As there is currently no post-secondary education organisation based in Murrindindi, this is a unique opportunity to create world-class training opportunities for local residents, and to attract students to the area. A start-up committee has formed for the Murrindindi Training Institute, for which Heather has played a key coordinating and advocacy role.  Find out more about the Murrindindi Training Institute project.

Elections outcomes

The outcomes for elections to the board were announced at the meeting. The results were:

  • schools – Jan Gregory
  • TAFE – Joe Anka
  • adult community education – Herma Duthie
  • trade unions – Vacant
  • local government – Lisa Linton
  • other community Agencies – Lesley Cooper
  • community members – Mike Dalmau.

Chair’s report

Our Chair, Andrew Hocking, presented an example of the partnership facilitation role the Central Ranges LLEN plays in bringing education and industry stakeholders together to achieve greater opportunities for local young peoples education, training and employment. This case study focussed on the development of an industry placement position for a local careers coordinator in the health industry at Seymour Health. Find out more about the Health Industry Work Placement Manual project.

Read the reports

Reports submitted at the meeting included: