The Friends of Parks Board has now endorsed ‘role descriptions’ for Board members.
You may well ask ‘Why is this needed at all’ ? as Friends of Parks is a volunteer organisation.
The role of the Board has evolved since the organisation first became an incorporated body, with a constitution and board of management back in 1993. In those early days it was more an informal body that oversaw the grant governance arrangements commensurate with the new constitution.
Fast forward to 2018 and there is a very different operating environment in place. The environmental sector is much more complicated and diverse with lots of competing demands - the market place is more competitive, social/political and economic changes are happening faster and more consistently, legislation and governance requirements continue to evolve.
To ensure that the Friends of Parks organisation maintains its place as one of the peak volunteer organisation in South Australia, providing practical hands on support in parks, the Board has also needed to evolve and adapt to the changing circumstances.
To meet these changes, and in so doing provide more consistent support to member groups, it has developed a business plan consisting of five (5) separate sub-programs, with Board members taking a more primary role in driving business outcomes for the organisation as a whole. As a result the skill requirements needed by Board members has also changed. Board members need to be experienced and savvy in a number of areas, and this is expressed in the role descriptions for Board members – it is just one example of how much things have changed.
So, if you feel that you have something to contribute to the Board, please nominate to be a Committee member for the 2018 AGM.
Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM, to be held on Monday, 30 April 2018, at 9.30 am, at the Morialta Natural Resource Centre.
Duncan MacKenzie OAM
FRIENDS OF PARKS INC.
Attachments: Board Role Descriptions -
FoP Board Role- President (118 KB)
FoP Board Role- Vice President (28 KB)
FoP Board Role- Treasurer (114 KB)
FoP Board Role- Webmaster (118 KB)