Committee and Sub-Committees

Victorian Quilters is an incorporated body which holds elections at an Annual General Meeting each August.  At the Annual General meeting on 13 August 2016, Victorian Quilters Inc. adopted the Model Rules as contained in Schedule 4 of the Associations Incorporations Reform Regulations 2012 as the rules under which we operate. A copy of the current Victorian Quilters Inc. Rules can be downloaded and printed here…NEW VQ Constitution – May 2016

The committee comprises four Executive Members, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and the number of ordinary committee members is determined at the annual general meeting each year.  At the 2018 Annual General Meeting it was determined that there would be 12 ordinary committee members for the year 2018- 2019.  Various sub-committees exist and are operated by other willing volunteers. No organisation can function without an energetic and dedicated governing body.

At the 2018 AGM a new committee was appointed. Congratulations and welcome to the new committee members and thank you to the members who are continuing to offer their time and energy to help steer VQ into the future.

Victorian Quilters Inc is also very grateful to the members who retired from the committee this last year. Thank you for your service.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS POSITION EMAIL
Marie Lee President president@victorianquilters.org
Linda Steele Vice President Exhibitions exhibitions@victorianquilters.org
Lyn Cooper Secretary info@victorianquilters.org
Jennifer Wain Treasurer treasurer@victorianquilters.org
Wendy Blyth Group Insurance

Teacher Accreditation

Grants

insurance@victorianquilters.org

teacheraccreditation@victorianquilters.org grants@victorianquilters.org

Val Lewis Membership membership@victorianquilters.org
Janet O’Dell Quilt Study Group/Website quiltstudy@victorianquilters.org
Lola Petschauer Gatherings gatherings@victorianquilters.org
Linda Steele One Step Further onestepfurther@victorianquilters.org
Josephine Kelly Sponsorship sponsorship@victorianquilters.org
Marie Lee Publications/Publicity publications@victorianquilters.org

 

SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Marie Lee Hospital Liaison & Community Quilts communityquilts@victorianquilters.org
Lyn Cooper Quilt Stand Hire quiltstandhire@victorianquilters.org
Chris Serong Quilt Angels archangel@victorianquilters.org
Sugy Kim Appraisal appraisal@victorianquilters.org
Mary Hitchens Judging judging@victorianquilters.org
Therese Cossens ABMT honeyc64@bigpond.com
Elaine Hicks Very Snuggly Quilts elaine.hicks@bigpond.com
Sue de Vanny One Step Further onestepfurther@victorianquilters.org
Workshop Coordinator workshops@victorianquilters.org

 

STRUCTURE OF THE VICTORIAN QUILTERS INC (VQ) MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The Management committee currently comprises of an Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) and supported by seven (12) General Committee Members.  At present there are two ordinary committee positions vacant.

President:

Chairs all committee and social meetings.  Represents VQ at functions where VQ is involved.  The President is automatically included in all sub-committee structures and is a leading delegate for the Quilt Australia national forum.

Vice President:

Assists the President as required. Represents VQ when the President is unable to attend.

NB: This position is usually seen as either preparing for the President’s position or as the step back support role for the new President.

Secretary:

Attends to all correspondence directed to the registered post office box and forwards such correspondence to the relevant Program Coordinator. If a Minute Secretary is not nominated from within the General Committee positions, the Secretary is responsible for recording the minutes of all committee meetings and general meetings, and may be requested to provide administrative assistance to sub-committees when needed. Ensures that all historical documents are directed in a timely manner to the Archivist.

Treasurer:

Manages all finances of VQ, keeping accurate records and attends to the audit functions as stipulated by Australian Accounting Standards for the AGM process.  Liaises with the insurance brokers to keep policies up to date.  Assists the coordinators of all VQ programs with budget management.

 

ROLES UNDERTAKEN BY GENERAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Membership Secretary:

Manages all aspects relating to VQ Membership.

Sponsorship Coordinator:

Actively seeks out potential sponsorship opportunities and maintains a professional relationship with existing sponsors. This position may source assistants with prior approval of the management Committee.

VQ Magazine Editor:

Receives all submissions for articles of interest for the Vic Quilter magazine. Liaises with all Member Groups and VQ Secretary for compiling the Diary Dates entries. Liaises with the graphic artist at the printer to ensure that the magazine is published in a timely manner. This position is currently vacant. The role of Editor is currently being undertaken by the President.

Website Administrator:

Updates VQ website on a regular basis.  Liaises with the VQ Editor, Secretary, Sponsorship Coordinator and the President for advertising.

Gatherings Coordinator:

Manages all aspects for the planning of all gatherings with hostess Member Groups and liaises with Group Representatives for exchange of information.

AQC & Exhibition Convenor:

Manages all aspects of Quilt Showcase and assists with planning other exhibitions.

Other Committee / Sub-committee portfolios

Teacher Accreditation, Judging Accreditation, Appraisal, One Step Further, Very Snuggly Quilts Hospital Coordinator, Very Snuggly Quilts Quilt making Coordinator, Travelling Suitcase, Quilt Stand Hire, Australia’s Biggest Quilting Bee, & Archival portfolios. Leaders for these programs and services are sought as the need arises, while an elected committee person will be appointed to liaise with these coordinators.

Further information regarding the roles of the members of the committee are included in the Rules of Victorian Quilters Inc or maybe you would prefer to speak to a current committee member.

 

Annual Report 2016-2017