President Matt Zaba
Vice President Rebecca Bhargava
Treasurer Alex Twomey
Secretary Venetia Bombas
Policy Yvette Woodward
Website Adrian Palmer
Ken McAlpine, Loretta McKay, Erin Slattery, Sally Bond, Odette Mazel, Lara Bamundo, Anna Chiera
Educators representative Geraldine H
Role of the Committee of Management
As Annie Dennis Children’s Centre is a community-run education and care service, it is governed by a Committee of Management comprised of parents of children at the Centre. The Committee of Management is responsible for the overall governance of the Centre and operates under a constitution. The Committee makes decisions about policy, employs early childhood educators, plans and manages the finances, and ensures that the Centre complies with council, State and Federal regulatory frameworks. These decisions are made in collaboration with the Centre Manager. The Centre is an incorporated association and as such is subject to the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. For more information download the Annie Dennis Children’s Centre Incorporated.
Joining the Committee of Management
Parents are encouraged to join the Committee of Management. It is a great opportunity to meet other parents, get to know the educators and to be involved in an active and enthusiastic community. The Centre’s AGM, held in November, is when reports from the executive and sub-committees are given, retiring members are acknowledged and new committee members are elected. Anyone interested in joining the committee can talk to Centre Management or a committee member, or come to the next committee meeting. Nomination forms for positions on the committee are made available in the foyer before the AGM.
Those who want to become involved, but do not want to be on the committee should consider joining a subcommittee such as for the Environment, Website, Staffing or Policy. All parents are welcome at committee meetings. The committee usually meets at 7.15 pm on the third Monday of each month.
Contacting Committee of Management members
Committee members can be contacted via their pigeon holes in the foyer of the Centre.