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Community Garden

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.

As Thanks

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.

Home Grown Vegetables

What You'll Be Contributing

Your Ideas

This is where it all happens. Your ideas are what keeps HOGS growing, adapting and ultimately continuing to support the nucleus of our community.

Your Time

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!

Meetings

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. 

Your Skills

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.

Executive Committee

President

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!

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Vice President

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.

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Treasurer

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.

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Secretary

You will be the contact person for the group. You will manage emails and general correspondence and communicate with the group. 

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Membership Officer

You will manage the membership system via WIX, provide manual updates where required and handle membership related enquiries via the HOGS email.

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Events & Field Day Team

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.

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Newsletter Editor

You will compile and edit the newsletter with contributions form the group each month using WIX.

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Website Manager

Manages the website, updates and edits including keeping the current events listed, using the intuitive WIX platform. Full training and support available.

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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.

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General Committee

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! 

  1. Become a member or renew your membership with HOGS, here.

  2. Review the positions above and contact us if you'd like more information about a role.

  3. Nominate yourself for a position once nominations are declared open, usually in June/July.

  4. Vote for the committee by attending the Annual General Meeting.

  5. Elected candidates will be announced in the newsletter.

Our Current Team

The team meets throughout the year to organise field days, workshops and ensure the smooth running of our association. HOGS is a registered incorporation with the NSW Office of Fair Trading and is required to maintain records accordingly. 

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