Club and Community Update

March 2017
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The Club and Community update will provide additional information on:
  • Grants
  • Resource links 
  • Club management best practice 
  • Constitutions
  • Community and Club Events
Its purpose is to inform and unify our communities in becoming inclusive, vibrant and healthy. 

  • ClubTalk Workshop        (Who was there?)
  • Volunteer of the Year 
  • Amazing Tips
  • Easy Grants - Equipment
  • Kidsport Changes
  • Not For Profit Law Updates
  • Super Duper Resources
  • Promote You........
  • Whats Up March 2017 ? ?
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Thank you to the following people for representing a total of 17 Community Groups in attending the Department of Sport and Recreation Social Media Workshop. Your time is valuable as is the knowledge you impart to your communities.  Byron and Yiwen Sartoreaui, Simone McLean, Jane Ryan, Gloria Hyne, Anna Check, Ed Fletcher, Jan Cardy, Wendy Nottle, Louise Szczepanski, Mark Middleton, Andrea Moss and Guy Edgar. 

2017 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards - nominations NOW OPEN

The prestigious WA Volunteer of the Year Awards exists to recognise these outstanding contributions and publically acknowledge these remarkable people and organisations. Volunteering WA invite nominations of a special individual or organisation you feel is worthy of recognition through a 2017 WA Volunteer of the Year Award. NOMINATIONS CLOSE: 5.00pm Friday 10 March 2017
For more information and to access the nomination form please visit
 On Open days have a free raffle to record community contact and skill details. This creates a Club Skills’ Register for when specific support or knowledge is required while fostering a welcoming club culture.


Facebook Stalking (+ Sponsorship 101)
An increasingly powerful way to connect with potential supporters in your community is to engage with them via Facebook. This can be as simple as posting a link, or 'invitation', to your sponsorship proposal on your group's Facebook page. Ask the members of your community to tag all the local businesses they follow. You may generate some interest just by doing this, however you then have the opportunity to go one step further and make approaches to each business individually. Facebook is a prime place to be showcasing your sponsors once you have them on board, so I guess it makes sense to engage with them there in the first place. Link to an additional helpful guide to sponsorships. 
 How to get started in Facebook and Twitter.  
Create a Facebook business page
Schedule your social media posts on Facebook
Setup a Twitter Business Account and Twitter Business Page
Make professional looking images and graphics for your social media page. Free to register and use.

Commonwealth Bank Treasurers' Award Winner Tips. Make things easier for your organisation.
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GRANTS FOR BALLS : Register for Equipment Giveaway.

SAGE FOUNDATION'S ENTERPRISE FUND$1 million. To improve the lives of military veterans / young people/ women/ girls.

SPORT ACCESS FOUNDATION GRANTS : Sports projects and events for Australian kids who have a disability.Three grants of $2,000. 

Raises funds for sport using the incentive of tax deductible donations. Their will help you fundraise through crowdfunding, community, peer-to-peer, one-off donations and regular giving. Your club or organisation can activate workplace giving through their partnership with Good2Give.
They take care of processing and receipting of both online and offline donations, review expenditures to ensure that funds are properly used, take care of admin, and provide you with support from a Sports Partnership Manager so your organisation can focus on fundraising.Registration Guide  

In the 2015/16 financial year, sporting clubs and organisations raised almost $32 million through the Foundation.

Fundraising for clubs or organisations Register now!
Fundraising for athletes Find out more.  

BENDIGO BANK sponsor defibrillators for emergency use with free training and equipment replacement, Contact Linda Balcombe 9575 1560 or email:

National Volunteer Week Grants (May 8-14 2017)  Closing date is Friday 17 March.
These small grants are available for you to use towards recognising your volunteers.
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Interested in getting your child involved in a sports club but can't afford it?
Find out more on the KidSport program and how to apply.

KidSportApplication process changes 
Families with a valid have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card can now apply online. Hard copy application forms are still available for Concession card holders ONLY and can be submitted to local governments. 

From 1 January 2017 families without concession cards will no longer be able to get applications signed off by Referral Agents. Families will need to meet with an approved KidSport Financial Assessor and demonstrate that they meet one of the four KidSport Financial Exceptions.
More information email the KidSport team, phone 08 9492 9911 or visit the website. 
 Fraud and Theft
Not for profit organisations can be victims of crime,like individuals.Help to guard against fraud and other crimes. Access the guide here.

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Running a Successful Club
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The Shire of Gingin uses both its website and Facebook page to promote local sporting and community events for FREE.
If your group is having a fundraiser and/or event that is open to members of the community and other sporting groups, drop us a line on 9575 5138 so we can assist with event promotion.
It is important to note that the Shire covers from Gingin to the coast, from Lancelin to Woodridge.  We have five town sites and seven rural residential estates where over 5,500 residents reside.
Friends of Moore River Estuary - Water quality monitoring 
Date: 9 March 

Moore River Youth Group  Every Monday 
Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm
Venue: Woodridge Community Hall
Contact Kimberley Walker: 0411 233 486  

Social Games / Chat morning Neergabby
Date: 31 March
Venue: Serendipity Gallery 1355 Military Road
, Neergabby
Contact: Julie 0410 582 817

Farmers Market Woodridge
Date:  12 March 8am-1pm
Venue: Woodridge Community Hall

Magic of Bush Medicine Workshop
Date: 10 March  9.30 -3 pm
Venue: Guilderton Community Hall Guilderton
Contact: Rachel 9653 1355   /  0409 296 264
Gingin Arts in the Park/ Exhibition and Sale 
Date: 25 March 4-10pm 
Venue: Granville Hall Gingin 
Contact 9575 1253
Gingin Netball Club Registration Day and Training
Date: 21 March 3.15pm for a Saturday competition
Looking for all Ages
Venue: Gingin District High School Netball Courts
Gingin Netball Club AGM and General Meeting
Date: Thursday 5 April AGM 7pm and General Meeting 7.30pm
Bendigo Bank Regional Hard Courts Gingin

Gingin 2017 Triathlon
Date: 8 March  Registration close  Event Sunday 12 March
Contact: Cher Groves today 9575 5138

Indigenous Astronomy Evening Gingin
Date: 24 March
Venue: Gravity Discovery Centre - Military Road Gingin
Contact: 9575 7577  

Lancelin Golf - Summer Golf
Holes 10-18 Open Cost 10 members, $20 non-members

International Women's Day Celebrations Lancelin
Date: 8 March  6pm
Venue: Wangaree Community Centre Lancelin
Contact: Helen 9655 1033  / Julie 9655 2808
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Helen Sutherland
Club Development Officer
0419 604 101

Cher Groves
Community Development Officer
9575 5138  

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