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CARVING a right trail for youth in the Mitchell Shire is not just “part of the job” for Mitchell Shire Youth Services Co-ordinator Buffy Leadbeater.
A strong community leader, Ms Leadbeater’s dedication and hard work was acknowledged as the recipient of the Central Ranges LLEN ‘Christine Cox Trailblazer Award’ recently.
In announcing the award, Central Ranges LLEN Chair Doreen Power said Ms Leadbeater was a “real trailblazer”.
“Buffy has shown a great commitment to ​innovation​ through establishing Mitchell youth rooms, collaboration through her work with a​range of orgs and young people and going above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of local young people,” Ms Power said.
During her time at Mitchell Shire, Ms Leadbeater has demonstrated leadership in the development of the Mitchell Shire Youth Strategy and youth consultations, the further ​development of the Mitchell ​Shire Youth Council and the Cyber Tattoo campaign to tackle cyber bullying.
Recently, Ms Leadbeater also drew ​attention to the region by hosting a forum in Wallan in partnership with the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, bringing together a variety of stakeholders to feed into a ​state-wide consultation process.
Ms Leadbeater was nominated for award alongside two others from the Macedon Ranges, Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires.
Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes presented Ms Leadbeater with the award and $500 cheque at the Central Ranges LLEN annual general meeting.
The award recognises excellent leadership, outstanding achievement and significant partnerships, in honour of the late Central Ranges LLEN’s Christine Cox.

Original article http://www.newspaperhouse.com.au/index.php/component/k2/item/430-a-trailblazer-in-buffy-leadbeater 

New Central Ranges LLEN Board

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Central Ranges LLEN is excited to announce its new Board and Executive!

Schools – Tony Gooden

TAFE Institutes – Jenny Jackson

Employers – Mike Dalmau (Treasurer)

Local Government – John Walsh (Secretary)

Other Community Agency – Tricia Quibell

Koori Organisations – Lawrence Moser

Community – Lisa Linton

Co-opted – Anne Leadbeater (Deputy Chair)

Macedon Ranges Shire

– Christina Dawson & Jill Karena

Mitchell Shire

– Michelle Bradley (Chair) & Sue Marstaeller

Murrindindi Shire

– John O’Meara

We still have a few vacancies on the Board, so if you’re interested in becoming more involved with Central Ranges LLEN, please contact Trent McCarthy on 0414 885 380 or [email protected]

2015 CRLLEN AGM & Annual Report

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The Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network held its 2015 Annual General Meeting on 19 May 2015 at the Golden Reign Room, Kilmore Trackside,

The 2015 Annual General Meeting opened with a briefing for members about the results of the work of the LLEN in 2014/15 and the news that LLENs around Victoria have been provided with a State Government funding commitment for the next four years, after a period of uncertainty. A new statement of the LLEN’s strategic direction was also shared with members.

Ordinary business included:

  • confirmation of the minutes of the 2014 Annual General Meeting
  • committee reports of the transactions of the association during 2014
  • 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.

Guest Speakers

  • Jaclyn Symes, MLC for Northern Victoria
  • Don Gibbons, Principal, Seymour Flexible Learning Centre
  • Zac, a student at Seymour Flexible Learning Centre

Christine Cox Trailblazer Awards

Each year the Central Ranges LLEN Board recognises people (professionals or volunteers) who have demonstrated excellent leadership in achieving education, training and employment opportunities for local young people.  Each recipient is awarded the Christine Cox Trailblazer Award, and receives $500 towards their strategic projects that support local young people.  The award is named after founding board member and staff member Christine Cox.  Christine worked tirelessly to facilitate training and employment opportunities, especially through the Lower Hume VET and Pathways Cluster and is recognised for her outstanding achievements in our local community.

The Trailblazer award recipient for 2015 was:

Buffy Leadbeater, Coordinator Youth Services at Mitchell Shire Council

Acknowledgement was also given to fellow Award Nominees:

Jana Ash, Workplace Learning Coordinator, CVGT

Jeynelle McLennan, Student Wellbeing Officer, Seymour College

Elected Board members

The following nominees were elected to the board for two years until May 2017:

Schools – Tony GoodenTAFE Institutes – Jenny JacksonLocal Government – John Walsh

Other Community Agency – Tricia Quibell

Koorie Organisations – Lawrence Moser

Community – Mike Dalmau

Chair & CEO Reports

The Annual Report was presented to members and guests at the 2015 AGM.

Central Ranges LLEN AGM Annual Report 2014-15 FINAL

Highlights included:

  • Training Needs in Macedon Ranges and Murrindindi
  • Transfield Services Partnership
  • Environmental Scan 2014
  • Koori Celebration Day 2014
  • Introduction to Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding Industry

Reminder – CRLLEN AGM Tuesday 19th May 2015

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The CRLLEN Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 19th May 2015, at the Golden Reign Room, Kilmore Racing Club, East Street, Kilmore commencing at 10am and followed by a complimentary lunch.

We would love for you to attend and if you haven’t already done so please RSVP by Friday 8th May by calling (03) 57811 014 or email: [email protected]

 

Annual General Meeting 2015

CRLLEN NewLogoThe CRLLEN Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 19th May 2015, at the Golden Reign Room, Kilmore Racing Club, East Street, Kilmore commencing at 10am and followed by a complimentary lunch for attendees at 12noon.

Our guest speaker will be Jaclyn Symes, Member of the Legislative Council for Northern Victoria. Jaclyn is very interested in issues facing youth in regional areas, especially education and employment.

There are currently several vacancies on the CRLLEN Board and five positions are up for re-nomination. Please consider nominating for the Board and help us connect local education, business, parent and community organisations to grow the education and training options for youth in our region. (Nomination Form below)

Please contact the office on 57 811 014 or [email protected] for further information or to advise of your attendance.

Nomination Form available here: Nomination Form AGM 2015

Central Ranges LLEN – Annual General Meeting 2014

The Central Ranges LLEN Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 20th May at the Kilmore Racing Club, Kilmore.

The Central Ranges LLEN Chair, Doreen Power, presented a summation of activities throughout 2013 which Executive Officer, Boyd Maplestone elaborated on in his Annual Report.

Copies of the Annual Report and presentation can be found at Central Ranges LLEN Annual General Meeting 2014 page.

Kylie Lethbridge, Manager of Economic Development and Tourism with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council, gave a very informative overview on how she and her Team have established strategies to work collaboratively with the local community to develop, grow and sustain initiatives thus enabling opportunities for vibrant growth within the Shire.

The Annual Christine Cox Trailblazer Award was presented to Pauline Neil, Coordinator of Youth Development with the Macedon Ranges Shire for her outstanding leadership in analysing key local issues, specifically in the field of mental health prevention.

Acknowledgement was also given to fellow Award Nominees:

  • Jim Alsop Principal Broadford Secondary College (Educational Leadership),
  • Barry Van Weeghel Coordinator Satellite VCAL Kyneton Secondary College (promotion of Flexible Learning Options Programs) and
  • Greg Sharp Trainer in Building & Construction, Broadford Secondary College (support of Vocational & Educational Training)

Joe Anka, General Manager Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Doreen Power, Director Clinical Services, Tweddle Child & Family Health Services were elected to the Central Ranges LLEN Board of Management for a two year term. For information on the Board click on our Central Ranges LLEN Board of Management page.

Proceedings finished with a light lunch.

Thank you to all the Central Ranges LLEN members and guests who attended the Meeting.  We also look forward to continued support from our Membership base in 2014.

Central Ranges LLEN 2013 AGM

(Christine Cox Trailblazer Award Winners: John Thomas, Rowena Naufal)

The Central Ranges LLEN celebrated its 10th Annual General Meeting on the 14th of May 2013 at Kilmore Trackside racecourse.

There was an excellent attendance of members and stakeholders reviewing the achievements of the organisation over the past year.

The Central Ranges LLEN launched the Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis report will all attendees receiving a copy.

Key achievements for 2012 where the:

The Central Ranges LLEN honoured the legacy of inaugural Board and staff member Christine Cox, by re-naming its annual award to the Christine Cox Trailblazer Award.  This years recipients were:

  • Rowena Naufal – Murrindindi Training Institute Chair and former CEO of CEACA
  • John Thomas – Education and Training Manager – Kyneton Community Learning Centre

John Thomas was our guest speaker on the day, providing insight into the development of flexible learning options for disengaged young people and leading the Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis and Learn Local Strategic Planning project.

For more information and including the 2012 annual please go to our 2013 Annual General Meeting page.

Central Ranges LLEN AGM

The Central Ranges LLEN will be conducting its 2012 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15th of May 2012.  This will provide an opportunity to review the strategic achievements of Central Ranges LLEN stakeholders networks, project and partnerships.

There will be three Trailblazer awards this year, one from each Shire, recognising outstanding achievement in supporting the development of education, training and employment opportunities for local young people.

Our guest speakers are both from the Shire of Murrindindi, Heather Byrne (CEO of Alexandra Hospital and Katrina Bendeman (Operations Manager, North East Publishing).  Both presentations will explore the journey in developing innovative training programs in rural communities.

We encourage members of the Association, over 160 of you, to consider nominating for the Central Ranges LLEN Board.  All you need to do is fill in this nomination form and be endorsed by two other members.

If you would like to find out more go to our Annual general meeting page.