Hopefully Everyone is getting the opportunity to unlace boots, hang up committee hats and enjoy a relaxing festive break.
Myself and the CRC staff would like to wish you and your Club Members a very Merry Christmas.
Club Development anDd CO's
Club Development Officers (CDO) span across metropolitan and regional Western Australia, supporting sport and active recreation clubs to be sustainable and to deliver diverse opportunities for people to participate in physical activity in their local community in a safe and welcoming environment
Changing your Constitution
A couple of important things you need to know
1.Ensure your Club is registered with Associations Online
2. There are 3 options when it comes to making sure that your constitution meets the new laws and includes the schedule 1 requirements. The model rules are a standard set of rules that have been developed for use by associations who do not wish to develop their own rules. These rules meet all the requirements of the Act and provide a suitable governance framework for an incorporated association.
The 3 options are :
- Adopting the model rules , meaning you tick the "adopt rules" and supply the Commissioner with the following information-see box on the right. ( This is the easiest option for Clubs who are currently using a basic constitution, specifically new Clubs, as all schedule 1 requirements are already included.) This means that once adopted, the model rules are your new constitution.
- Make changes to your current constitution eg you are happy with it and the constitution is specific to your club and all you need to do is add in any missing rules (see schedule 1 requirement on the right) , and exchange any references to the old act -1987-to the new act-2015
- Adapting the Model Rules means cutting and pasting relevant sections of it while keeping the parts of your current constitution that are working for your club, or using parts of your constitution with new wording, and parts of the model rules .
Induction packs for new committee members and welcome
These are vital for ensuring a smooth transition for new committee members and keeping them informed in the running of your club. It is also assuring for the committee members who are leaving to know that newcomers will be kept up to date.
- a copy of your club rules/constitution (see above)
- minutes of previous meeting/s
- policies (eg those around WWC Checks )
- Club vision statement ( if you have one)
- Committee members roles and descriptions -->
- Committee contact list
- Copy of Club financials/budget
- Code of behaviour eg for committee members/players/coaches/parents
- Copy of Club Plans (eg business or operational plans
KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees.
The fees go directly from the local government to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project.
Sport and recreation clubs wishing to be involved in the KidSport program need to register as a KidSport club with their local government first.
Applicants registering for 2017 seasons can apply for KidSport online from 1 January 2017.
To be eligible, clubs need to be a:
- Not-for-profit sport or recreation club, and if applicable, affiliated with a recognised State Sporting Association or have affiliation through a State organisation.
- Business/privately owned but individual members of the club must be affiliated with a recognised State Sporting Association or have affiliation through a State organisation.
Online account for KidSport clubs
Clubs must now register for a KidSport online account, otherwise local governments will not be able to process any KidSport applications or pay any club invoices.
If a club already has an online account, clubs do not need to re-register. Existing clubs are just encouraged to log into their account and update their details frequently so the Department can communicate information and updates. For forgotten passwords, this can be reset by using the link on the club login page. For forgotten usernames, please email the KidSport Team.
For any new clubs looking to be involved in the KidSport program, you can register online here
Once registered, KidSport clubs can start to redeem KidSport applications and invoice the local government for the cost of the child’s fees and other related costs. Follow the how to guide for KidSport clubs, which provides a step by step guide on how to update club details, redeem vouchers and invoice a local government/s.
If you are having access issues (such as remembering username or passwords) please email the KidSport Team or call 08 9492 9911
Workshops coming early next year
- Department of Commerce-New Law Changes TBC
- DSR and Sporting Communities- Effective teams - 16th February
- DSR Club Talk - 22nd March
DSR Healthy Club Checklist
Please consider doing one of these with 1 0r 2 membersof your committee while things are quiet, to help you evaluate where your club is at, and how you can best move forward. Call me if you would like me to be involved.
All the best for a wondeful break - see you in 2017!!!
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