Who in your community deserves to be recognised and celebrated?
Nominations for Westfield Local Heroes open 18 February 2020.
We all know those inspiring people who go above and beyond to make a positive impact to their local community and/or environment... and we're inviting you to nominate them in the Westfield Local Heroes community recognition and awards program. Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities, with three finalists per Westfield centre each awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation or group. Across 42 Westfield centres in Australia and New Zealand, that is a total of $1.26 million.
Now in its third year, the program has already celebrated more than 230 individuals who make a positive impact to their local community.
The program recognises and promotes community role models whose work or activities create positive benefit for others in one or more of the following ways:
- Nurturing a sense of belonging and inclusion
- Helping in times of community crisis
- Building community resilience
- Promoting positive health and wellbeing
- Improving access to community services and groups
- Protecting the local environment
Visit www.westfield.com.au/local-heroes for more information and to nominate between 18 February and 16 March 2020.
Junior Lifesaver of the Year 2020
Congratulations and good luck to Chloe Carr, Bungan Beach and Christian Selveratnam, South Narrabeen, who will represent SNB at the SLSNSW JLOTY camp in April 2020.
Active Kids Vouchers
You can now claim your first voucher for 2020 and redeem at any of our +11,000 providers.
Your first voucher is valid all year with a second voucher available from 1 July, 2020. Two vouchers mean you can have active kids all year.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March, 9.30am-5.30pm at Branch HQ.
Youth mental health first aid concentrates on youth-specific issues, such as eating disorders, depression, suicidal tendancies, peer group pressures and anxiety. This course is for adults (18+). If you have contact with the cadets and youth of our organisation, within your Club, this will be an ideal course for you to attend.
This is an accredited course under the auspices of Mental Health First Aid Australia and all participants will receive a certificate on successful completion. Normally these courses cost between $290 and $350 however the Branch acquired grant funding for this specialised course.
Book in quickly with Sharon as places are limited.
This is a great tool to help with your Club Management, whether you are new to your role or a long standing members.
Sharon is available to assist with rolling this out to your Executive Committee. If you have anything you would like to talk about or need assistance with please feel free to either call her on 9913 8066 Monday to Thursday 8.30 – 4.30pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governance Information for Club Executive
2019/20 Working with Children Check (WWCC) Requirements. This document outlines the legal requirements and responsibilities for members and clubs in relation to WWCCs in NSW.
These updated requirements include an amendment to the parent exemption section following advice from the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG). This exemption clarifies that parents require a WWCC if their child is participating in a different age group to the one they are volunteering with.
Can you please review this information and share with members, working with them to implement these requirements. It is important for clubs and members to take action now, so that members have time to apply for and obtain a WWCC prior to season start.
A flowchart has been included to assist with understanding who needs a WWCC.
Please note that every WWCC needs to be verified by the Club with the Office of Children’s Guardian, and steps on this process are included. A number of clubs have been flagged by the Office of the Children’s Guardian as needing support with their verification processes. If you need or want support on this please contact Sharon.
Further details can be found here.