Annual General Meeting and Christmas Party

When:        10.00 am Saturday 3rd December, 2022

Where:       Rhododendron Gardens, Mount Pleasant

Directions:  From Princes Hwy in Fairy Meadow, turn into Balgownie Road, then left into Kembla St and right into New Mount Pleasant Road.  Continue up New Mount Pleasant Road, across the bridge over Mount Ousley Road, until you reach a T-junction.  Turn left into Parrish Avenue and look out for the gardens on your right.  A $5.00 parking fee (donation) is required if you park inside the gates.

All members are invited to attend.

The Christmas Party will be a barbeque following the AGM

Bring your own drinks, plate and eating utensils

Any volunteers to help with setting up and cooking would  be appreciated.

RSVP after 7th October to Anne Murdoch by 25th November. You will find her contact details in the  Members List.



Something for Club Members to Consider!

As usual, this year’s committee is asking members to think about serving the club as a committee member. Many members of the committee have done their fair share of volunteering and we will definitely be needing someone to fill the role of Activities Recorder.   If everyone takes a turn we can keep our club running smoothly.

Roles for the Illawarra Ramblers Club Committee

All positions on the committee will be declared vacant at the upcoming AGM:

President – Provides leadership to ensure club operations run smoothly, ideally someone who has already spent time on a committee and is familiar with meeting procedure.

Treasurer – Manages the club’s finances, has custody of the club’s bank accounts, tracks income and expenses and monitors online payments.

Secretary – Handles club correspondence, organises meetings, takes minutes and is the contact person for Bushwalking NSW.

Program Manager – Co-ordinates activities, keeps in touch with leaders, checks and edits submitted activities online and publishes them on the website.  Sends out notices online about changes to the program.

Newsletter Editor – Seeks news and information items of interest, writes articles, compiles and distributes the online and printed versions, sends out interim notices online.

Website Manager  –  Oversees website operations, makes changes to website, handles problems and queries,  monitors website expenses.  Is the single point of contact for the service provider.

Membership Secretary – Manages the online member database and email list.  Handles enquiries about the club and deals with queries from members.

Activities Recorder – Receives completed Activity Registers.  Monitors activities undertaken and records the number of activities and participants in a spreadsheet.

Publicity Officer – Arranges the display of posters on community noticeboards and in shop windows.  Seeks opportunities to promote the club using traditional or social media channels.  Posts photos and other information in Facebook.

Training and Special Interests Officer – Identifies opportunities to develop or enhance skills across all activities.  Co-ordinates training sessions, liaises with leaders and other training providers. Looks for opportunities for special interest days eg. wild flower photography, learning about native plants, historical walks. Co-ordinates social events such as lunches and dinners.

There is one meeting each quarter at the City Diggers Club in Wollongong.  In addition, there is the AGM which is usually held at an outdoor venue.

If you are interested in having a role in the management of the club and would like further information please contact one of the committee members.  Full position descriptions are available on request.