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Business Planning Workshop for the Getting About Finder

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The Getting About Finder is a transport portal that aims to develop journey information for people utilising community based transport.  The Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner includes public transport information but there is no centralised tool available for community transport, which provides mobility for people with disabilities and the frail aged. In addition, the portal could accommodate car pooling to provide transport options for a wider community demographic.

This afternoon I was invited to conduct a business planning session for project participants, with the aim of identifying  milestones to be delivered over a period of five years.

The workshop will assist in the development of a business plan that will identify the first five years of the project, including milestones and funding sources.  The Getting About Finder meets a community need and I forward to seeing the project develop into the future.

Marketing Workshop with Wimmera Volunteers

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Wimmera Volunteers is a Volunteer Resource Centre based in Horsham, which covers five local government municipalities within Western Victoria. Core services include the recruitment of volunteers and community assisted transport services.

Wimmera Volunteers provides a number of transport programs, including community assisted transport for the frail aged and people with disabilities, as well as social outings to reduce isolation.

Significant changes are anticipated for volunteer resource centes, with the National Volunteering Strategy identifying the need for organisations to better target services.

This means that volunteer resource centres need to consider new methods to encourage volunteering. Likewise, there are ongoing changes in the provision of community assisted transport, which is a significant component of services offered by the organisation.

Syneka Marketing has been commissioned by Wimmera Volunteers to develop a marketing plan and create a future vision for the organisation.

A half-day workshop was held with the staff of Wimmera Volunteers to discuss the current organisation and a vision for the future. The feedback received from the workshop will assist in the development of the marketing plan and ensure that the strategy reflects the organisation.

While there is uncertainty in regard to the future role of Volunteer Resource Centres, there are significant opportunities available to strengthen the role and capacity of volunteering within the community.

We look forward to working with Wimmera Volunteers and developing a marketing strategy that creates a compelling future vision for the organisation.

Alex being presented with a certificate for Syneka's $500 donation to the Eastern Volunteers Building Fund

Eastern Volunteers – 35th Annual General Meeting

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Eastern Volunteers is a community based organisation that provides community assisted transport for the frail aged and people with disabilities, as well as volunteer recruitment by placing volunteers within over 400 community organisations.

Alex being presented with a certificate for Syneka's $500 donation to the Eastern Volunteers Building Fund

Alex being presented with a certificate for Syneka’s $500 donation to the Eastern Volunteers Building Fund

Like other community organisations, Eastern Volunteers is required to hold an Annual General Meeting to nominate Board Members and executive positions, such as the Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. Today’s Annual General Meeting nominated board members, as well as updated EV members on highlights over the past twelve months, including the Annual Fun Run, the second Volunteer Conference and the Multicultural Spring Festival.

These events have assisted Eastern Volunteers in raising its profile within the community and demonstrating the capabilities of the organisation. This has culminated in a partnership with the Maroondah Leader to highlight volunteering roles that exist within the community.

Eastern Volunteers has also advanced its goals of purchasing an accessible premises, with $20,000 raised to assist in fitting out the groundfloor location at 1/36 New Street Ringwood. The Chairman, Terry Macdonald, presented certificates to contributors that donated at least $500 towards the building fund.

Donors that contribute at least $500 will receive a jigsaw piece from a jigsaw mosaic of the building once Eastern Volunteers moves to its new location in 2012.

Syneka donated $500 to the Eastern Volunteers Building Fund Campaign and is pleased to be able to support Eastern Volunteers and the services the organisation provides to the community.