JOIN THE COMMITTEE
Join the team and contribute to this 40 year plus and going strong group! We're a friendly bunch of bananas, or something like that, who love to make great things happen for this group and who each contributes what they have to share. No special skills required, except a big smile on your face because you're a part of a great thing!
Why Become Part of the Team?
We're a Pretty Great Group
We all enjoy learning more about growing fabulous healthy plants that we can eat, and love to share this passion with our community! We love to connect with others and make great things happen.
Be the Change you want to See
We believe in contributing something positive to our communities and that to see positive change happen, to make our world a better place, we need to step up and be a part of the solution and help educate others to find that path.
In acknowledgement of your contribution you will have the option of a free household membership to HOGS for the year that you are an active member of the committee.
What You'll Be Contributing
This is where it all happens. Your ideas are what keeps HOGS growing, adapting and ultimately continuing to support the nucleus of our community.
Most of the roles have been designed to take up to on average 1 to 2 hours maximum of your time per week. Work is done from home on your own computer for most roles.
Whilst you'll be expected to function in your role, we operate a fluid group, and if someone is for any reason unavailable for a time, we all pitch in and help out. We all take holidays, so don't worry if you need a break for a bit!
Once a month we hold a one hour committee meeting at 11am at the site of that month's field day or other event, usually 10 meetings per year. Alternatively a virtual meeting will be held on the Zoom platform. Ideally you'll be available to attend most of these meetings, but you're allowed a holiday now and then too!
Non committee members are not required to attend meetings, but are encouraged to do so to add their ideas to the pot!
In between we communicate via email or phone to keep the ball rolling and sort out the finer details.
Each committee member or general role will have been elected or appointed to a specific position. Each person offers their skills through their role, and takes on tasks allocated at each meeting dependent on their skill base and availability. No special skills are required, other than basic computer skills where required, full training is available and support ongoing.
Committee & Roles
Take up a role and make great things happen! Haven't been on a committee before? Have no experience in a similar role? No problem! Our committee is here to support you, to help you learn your role and enable you to offer your best to the group.
You'll be the face of HOGS, you will chair the monthly committee meeting and generally be a helping hand to the group to ensure we're staying on track and heading in the right direction. You'll also steer the direction of the group to ensure it's continued success!
You will be the main support for the President. Plus you'll contribute to the group's general activities to ensure the smooth running of everything, and provide a general support to other positions.
You'll be responsible for the financial management of the group. Tasks include managing membership payments, paying bills, presenting a report at each committee meeting, and presenting the annual report to the Public Officer.
You will be the contact person for the group. You will manage emails and general correspondence and communicate with the group.
You will manage the membership system via WIX, provide manual updates where required and handle membership related enquiries via the HOGS email.
You will source potential field day and event venues, make contact and book all the events for the year. There is support from the committee in finding field day hosts.
You will attend the monthly meeting and record the minutes, then distribute these to the committee via email.
You will compile and edit the newsletter with contributions form the group each month using WIX.
Manages the website, updates and edits including keeping the current events listed, using the intuitive WIX platform. Full training and support available.
Social Media & Publicity
Manage the social media communications of the group, overseeing our Facebook page and Instagram account, post upcoming event info and other relevant items. Seek other promotion opportunities as required.
Tea & Coffee Person
You will take care of the electric urn, and restock the tea and coffee box with provisions for each event. You'll be required to attend most events and set up the tea station.
Non Committee Roles
Come on board!
How to join the Committee...
Each year we welcome new friends to help lead the group through the election of new committee members at each Annual General Meeting, usually in July/August. All positions are declared vacant, so join us for one year or many!
Become a member or renew your membership with HOGS, here.
Review the positions above and contact us if you'd like more information about a role.
Nominate yourself for a position once nominations are declared open, usually in June/July.
Vote for the committee by attending the Annual General Meeting.
Elected candidates will be announced in the newsletter.