Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT Annual Report 2020

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ANNUAL REPORT

2020

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Girl Guides Association (New South Wales)

t/as Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT

ABN: 21 366 241 150

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CONTENTS

State Commissioner’s Report 2

Strategic Plan 2021 ‐2026 5

Treasurer’s Report 6

Financial Statements 7

GIrl Guides NSW, ACT & NT 2020 Member snapshot 9

Chief Executive Officer’s Report 10

Guides Pilot Programs 2020 North West Sydney 12

NSW Government Grant 14

Kerrey Williams – Deputy State Commissioner Elect 15

Shaylah McClymont – Deputy State Commissioner Elect 16

Adult Good Service Awards 17

WAGGGS Asia Pacific Region Awards 18

Youth Awards 19

Appointments 20

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STATE COMMISSIONER’S

REPORT

2020 was a year like no other, just as we were coming to

terms with the most significant bushfires in our history we

were dealt another very real threat, COVID-19. We know

full well the devastation this virus has caused, and indeed

continues to do, both around the world and closer to home.

It has completely changed the way we go about almost

all of our day-to-day activity. For Girl Guiding it meant

that we were able to do what we do best and adapt to our

situation — which we did in a big way. I like to think of it as

our Year of Firsts.

We had our first online events, Great Guide Sleepover,

Lark in the Park, Regatta, School Holiday Programs, and

AGM which saw a combined total of over 2,000 members

continue to enjoy our State events. We closed our halls

but continued to deliver the Australian Guide Program

to our girls in a variety of ways, including online, postal

deliveries, email and home drop offs. We were one of

the very few youth organisations that were able to do so.

Parents were so appreciative of our Leaders who continued

to volunteer to make sure girls continued to connect with

their Guiding friends:

‘Guides was the only

youth activity my

daughter had to look

forward to during COVID

lockdown. Thank you’.

— Siobhan, Randwick

I commend and thank each of our volunteers who, together

with our staff team, worked hard to adapt to a new and

mostly online world. BRAVOOO! It is no surprise that we

had 243 Volunteers publicly acknowledged through

community volunteer award nominations.

As we started to emerge from COVID home quarantine we

moved swiftly to make sure our halls were COVID safe so

they could be reopened for Guiding, and deliver COVIDsafe

Guiding to our girls. For some Units this meant the Leaders

ran the program twice a week to make sure all girls got

to attend Guides each week due to limited allowable

capacity in halls.

Of course, many of our planned events to celebrate the

Centenary of Guiding in NSW had to be cancelled or

postponed, but I am thrilled that our Centenary Celebration

Camp is still being planned for September 2021.

The training needs of our incoming Leaders and Managers

continued to be met with 90 trainees moving through

training in just 4 months. The move to online learning

made training more accessible, less time consuming,

and has been so very successful that it will be continuing.

Our new Leaders are supporting this style of training which

suits their busy lifestyles and enables attendance in a

timely manner.

Despite 2020 being by far our most difficult year,

membership decline was minimised due to passion and

dedication of our volunteers in continuing to connect girls

to Guiding.

Some sound financial decisions during the year allowed

us to make a small surplus to offset a difficult operational

year. A commendable effort which included the sale of

relinquished Guide Halls, Jobkeeper, staff moving to a four

day week during lockdown, no travel being undertaken,

and other operational cost savings.

The Board called for expressions of interest for the role

of State Commissioner, with Emily Milton Smith being the

successful candidate. I congratulate Emily and welcome

her as State Commissioner for Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT.

I collaborated with Emily both as a Director and on other

projects and I am confident that Emily will work closely with

the Board and our membership to implement our strategic

objectives, transforming and growing Guiding.

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In 2021 the Board developed our five-year strategy. The

objective is ‘together we will grow Guiding and empower

girls and young women for many years to come’. We will do

this through transforming into a sustainable organisation

ready for a rapidly changing world (see page 5).

We are at a crossroads and I acknowledge the work of

the Board who spent a lot of time last year reviewing our

organisation and considering how we might maintain

relevance, grow membership and transform Girl Guides

into a sustainable and financially viable organisation.

The Board is focusing on three pillars:

• to consistently deliver an exceptional product,

• to develop a sustainable operating model,

• to enable scale through transformation.

Every member will know that volunteering has changed, just

as the world has changed. We know too that our program

is fantastic and allows every girl to find a place to grow.

In imagining a world where communities continue to

benefit by having Guiding available, I need to look wide.

In doing so I see a world where volunteers are provided

assistance and support to deliver Guiding, so that they can

be free of the administration and preparation. Volunteers

can then focus on what made them consider volunteering

for Girl Guides: the girls and our Australian Guide Program.

Currently 70% of our volunteer’s time is spent on admin

and preparation. We shall seek to alleviate administration

through digital and systems infrastructure improvements

and transforming the member journey. We shall start

with financial consolidation and delivering a high quality

relevant girl experience by simplifying and improving

program delivery. We will support our volunteers and free

their time to focus on offering the best possible experience

to every girl, if I look wider still I see the Girl Guides Program

being offered in different ways in new markets, where we

can achieve our objective of increasing the number of girls

reached by 50% by 2026. I ask each of you to look wide and

then wider still so you too can contribute to these exciting

developments in Guiding in NSW, ACT & NT.

Special Thanks

A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of the team

that makes up Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT. We embrace Girl

Guiding and support each other to strive to fulfil our Mission

to empower girls and young women. We work together to

ensure a strong and vibrant Girl Guiding experience.

Special thanks and much appreciation to retiring Board

Members, Lizzie Cannon, Lauren Hansen, and Emily Milton

Smith, who have been tireless in their efforts to ensure

good governance and decision making for the benefit of

future Guiding.

I also extend a sincere thank you to Veronica Heard who

we farewelled as Region Manager of ACT & SE NSW and we

welcomed Kaz Ely as the incoming Region Manager.

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Thanks also extend to Jodie Chilvers who completed her

term as Youth Recognition and Awards Liaison, and we

welcomed Shae Rigney to that role. Thank you to Sally

Woodhouse who completed her term as State Olave

Program Consultant and we welcomed Aimee Watkins.

Vacant roles were also filled, Inclusion Support Consultant

by Tierney Marey and Youth Leadership Development

Liaison by Cassie Talbot.

including online learning, a new 2021 – 2026 strategy (see

opposite), and the 2018 Sydney Jamboree which was a

real highlight. It has been an honour to have been the 19th

State Commissioner for Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT.

I commend the 2020 Annual Report to you and trust you

will find the information included a pertinent snapshot of

Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT.

I thank Helen White, our CEO who continues to work to

invigorate Guiding and looking for best outcomes for our

future, moving us into a strong position for what lies ahead

as we look to the horizon.

Lastly, I offer my thanks and gratitude to Deputy State

Commissioners Larissa Saywell and Kate Conroy, as well as

to Carol Simpson, Deputy State Commissioner in 2016 for

their wise counsel, unswerving support and good humour

during our time together.

As my term draws to a close at the 2021 AGM I have been

reflecting on the last five years and am so very pleased to

have been a part of such positive developments including

the merger with Northern Territory, the North West Sydney

Project, Youth Forum, improvement in the financial

sustainability of our Association, operational automation

Sarah Neill

Board Chair & State Commissioner

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Strategic Plan

2021 -2026

strategic

objective

Strategic

goals

Together, we will grow Guiding and empower girls and young women

for many years to come. We will do this through transforming into a

sustainable organisation ready for a rapidly changing world.

1. Maintain relevance and grow membership, including adults;

increase the number of girls reached by Guiding by 50% by 2026

2. Transform Girl Guides into a sustainable and financially viable

organisation

Growing Guiding Strategic Pillars

Consistently delivering an exceptional product

Delivering a high-quality relevant girl experience through a consistent development pathway

KEY FOCUS AREAS

Modern & Relevant Templated

Program

Simplified and Improved delivery

Best practice Leader

development pathway

Developing a Sustainable operating model

Transforming the member journey enabling pricing to reflect value

KEY FOCUS AREAS

Financial Consolidation:

One Fee

Flexible Access to Guiding

Increased pricing via

clarity of proposition

Enabling scale through transformation

Positively impacting more girls and young women by enabling change and alleviating administration

KEY FOCUS AREAS

Digital and systems

infrastructure integration

Paid/Flexible Guiding Facilitation

Identify and enter new

markets pathway

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TREASURER’S REPORT

I present the audited financial statements for the year

ended 31 December 2020.

Overview

This financial year posed significant challenges for the

Association. Restrictions associated with COVID-19 had a

significant impact on our ability to deliver Guiding activities

and events. This in turn decreased member numbers and

lowered our income from all core activities.

We undertook a number of actions in response to these

challenges, including reducing expenditure across all

areas. Ultimately, we managed to preserve our financial

position, maintaining Total Accumulated Funds and

Reserves of $33 million at 31 December 2020. This represents

an overall surplus of $0.11 million for the year. A deficit from

core activities of $0.59 million and a decline in investment

value by $1.06 million were offset by property sales and

bequests of $1.77 million.

Membership income represented 23% of total revenue

from core activities, a decline of 5% from 2019. Investment

income, which declined by 46% from 2019, represented 20%

of core income in 2020. Government support, including

JobKeeper payments and Grants, represented 42% of core

income in 2020.

Acknowledgements

Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT only exists because of the hard

work and enduring commitment of hundreds of volunteers.

These hours do not appear in the financial statements, but

they can be seen in the way that thousands of girls and

young women continue to benefit from our programs.

Thank you to the volunteer members of the Finance

Management Committee; Sarah Neill, Karen Lui, Lisa

Walters, Lizzie Cannon, Cecily Zhu and Sonja Freeman

for their expertise, enthusiasm and commitment.

Thank you in particular to Sarah and Lizzie, who

are leaving the Committee this year after having

served for long periods of time. They have all made

enormous contributions to the financial sustainability of

our organisation and their input will be missed.

Finally, thank you to Helen White, our Chief Executive

Officer, and her team. The external audit of our financial

statements resulted in no internal control findings or

recommendations for a second consecutive year, a

testament to the dedicated work of our finance team.

Helen and her team have been adaptable, resilient and

responsive in 2020, and despite a difficult year they have

continued to progress and improve our delivery of the

Guiding program.

While our financial position will likely improve as our

community overcomes COVID-19, we will require continued

focus on our financial sustainability to allow us to deliver

the Guiding program to future generations of members.

David Van Gogh

Treasurer

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2020 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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GIRL GUIDES NSW, ACT & NT

2020 MEMBER SNAPSHOT

2020

SPORT

6,662

Total Members

4,874

Total number of our Youth

members (aged 5–17) who found

a place to grow in Guiding as of

31 Dec 2020

73%

of our Members continued to

find A Place To Grow with Girl

Guides NSW, ACT & NT from 2019

That's 4888 girls and women

continuing to be inspired and

empowered, and to empower

and inspire others

SPORT

VOUCHER

2,903

NSW Government Active Kids

Vouchers were redeemed with

Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT in 2020

31%

Increase in NT Sports

Vouchers redeemed in 2020

1,612

New Members

This is a positive indication of our

program continuing to empower

girls and young women, during

the COVID-19 pandemic

2020 Youth Members

by age as %

Age 2019 2020

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

1%

4%

9%

13%

15%

15%

13%

10%

1%

4%

8%

12%

15%

16%

13%

11%

13

7%

8%

100

New Leaders and District

Managers qualified via online

training in 2020

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New Units opened

53.5%

Increase in new

Adult Member enquiries

14

15

16

17

5%

4%

2.5%

1.5%

5%

3%

2%

2%

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE

OFFICER’S REPORT

2020 was a year where the world—and Girl Guides NSW,

ACT & NT—had to adapt in the face of COVID-19. Despite

the COVID enforced social distancing and remote working,

the passion of our volunteers, girls and staff for the mission

and vision of Guiding was evident. We worked together as

an organisation to ensure that Guiding continued during

this difficult period. Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT was one of

few youth organisations that was able to be fully active

during COVID lockdown. This is not to be underestimated,

and the commitment of our volunteers, staff, parents and

Guides must be acknowledged. Thank you.

Membership

• In 2020 Girl Guides membership overall declined by 11%

Online Learning

Due to Covid-19, in 2020 all adult learning was required to

move online. L&D developed an online Australian Learning

and Qualification Program (ALQP) training course which

incorporated the eGuiding course already developed. This

was very well received and thanks go to volunteers and

staff who put this together during COVID.

eGuiding in 2020 was very well utilised with 1,073 enrolments,

in contrast to 331 in 2019. The ALQP leadership course,

185 enrolments, and the new Management Qualification

had 31 enrolments from October 2020. Adult members

from all states and territories embraced the opportunity to

participate in online learning.

due predominantly to a lack of new members joining

during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic. However,

post July 2020 new members joining each month was

higher than in 2019.

• Overall Membership renewals declined by 5.7%

compared to 2019.

• COVID Hardship fund supported over 229 renewing

members in 2020.

• Almost all Units moved to online Guiding in different

formats within Office 365 or Zoom during COVID.

• Over 243 adult volunteers were acknowledged or

received a Local Volunteer of the Year award

• North West Sydney Schools Pilot and Community Guiding

were successfully launched (see pages 12 and 13).

Learning and Development

• 13 new Units opened which indicates the fundamental

need of empowering girls and young women in our

COVID affected community.

• 80 new Leaders and 10 District Managers qualified via

the new online L&D qualification program, developed

during COVID.

Grants Received

• $20,000 Multicultural NSW grant achieved to fund

development of Guiding in the Community in the

Wagga Wagga area

• $1 million Revitalisation Grant received from NSW

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

to fund Crownlands properties capital expenditure

projects. These monies funded 39 property projects

between June and December 2020, including a new

Archives Space in Northbridge (see page 14).

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Marketing, Communications and Events

With COVID restrictions, online resources were developed

including the Guides@Home Leader online program

resources and Leader and Manager resources.

COVID communications were frequently updated

throughout the period due to changing restrictions in

different states and territories.

The 2020 Annual General Meeting, Lark in the Park and

Great Guide Sleepover weekend were all moved to online

events which attracted over 2,000 attendees.

Centenary Celebrations were forced to be delayed due

to cancellation of multiple events and the Association’s

response to COVID.

2021-2026 Strategy

During 2020 the Board held a number of online strategy

meetings and worked to develop our 2021 – 2026 Girl Guides

NSW, ACT & NT strategy (see page 5). The focus of this

strategy is to empower girls and young women for many

years to come by transforming into an organisation which

is sustainable and ready for our rapidly changing world. We

seek to be financially sustainable, maintain relevance and

increase the number of girls reached by Guiding by 50% in

the next five years. This is a pivotal strategy which will ensure

that we are the leading organisation for girls and young

women in our states and territories into the future.

We will do this by improving our program, our delivery

and training. We will do this by alleviating the volunteer

administration hours via systems transformation,

financial consolidation and automation. We will do this by

focusing on simplifying and adding value to the member

journey and ensuring that all girls and young women are

empowered through being part of the Australian Guide

Program. It is an exciting time for girls and young women

and through this strategy, Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT will be

at the forefront, driving this generational change.

Special Thanks

Finally I would like to thank my team and all volunteers who,

despite the challenges that COVID-19 brought, stepped up

and navigated our organisation through 2020 and have

put us in a strong position moving forward.

Helen White

Chief Executive Officer

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GUIDES PILOT PROGRAMS

2020 NORTH WEST SYDNEY

2020

Background

In 2019 the Board funded a strategic project to pilot both

a ‘Guides in Schools’ and a ‘Community Guiding model’.

Community Development Officer, Paris Hambridge, was

engaged to work with Greater Rivers Region volunteers

to develop these projects. Initially she attended youth

forums, community events and met with the local schools

to identify a school to pilot the ‘Guides in Schools Program’.

Paris also worked with Community Groups in the Ropes

Crossing area, a newer suburb without a Guides District,

to seek to start Guiding in this area through community

involvement. Despite COVID-19 constraints, both pilots

were successful.

Guides in Schools

Quakers Hill High School agreed to pilot the ‘Guides in

Schools’ program in early 2020, just pre COVID and the first

12 girls joined the program. The Community Development

Officer, with an existing Leader as her Learning Partner ran

the Group during school time and it was really popular.

Paris is now a qualified Leader. Quakers Hill High School

has now extended the program to a paid program, funded

by the school, to 15 year 7 girls, and has two teachers who

have trained as Leaders. Guides in Schools will now be

replicated in other schools in the area.

Guides has

taught me to be

socially aware and

valuable life

skills

AMELIE ALLEN, AGE 17

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Guides in Community

By working with local community groups, a new Guides

District was opened in 2020 (during COVID) in Ropes

Crossing. Paris, together with Region volunteers, held a

local community meeting from which resulted in attracting

new adult members who volunteered to be Leaders, A

letterbox drop by local Guides from other Districts and

a social media campaign kicked off the launch of this

new District. There are now 32 Guides across one Junior

Guide Unit and one Guide Unit with 3 Leaders and 1 District

Manager. The Units meet in the local Community Centre.

This successful project will be replicated in other Regions

in the organisation.

Guides Mobile Experience Centre

In 2019 Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT won a ‘My Community

Project’ grant through the Riverstone electorate which

provided the funding to purchase a mobile Guiding van.

This was delivered in 2020 during COVID. Since restrictions

have been lifted the van has been present in many regional

and local community events. This vehicle is a valuable

recruitment asset for the organisation and we would like to

thank the Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP and the

Riverstone Community for voting for this project.

New

district

at

ropes crossing

1 x JUNIOR

GUIDE UNIT

1 x

GUIDE UNIT

32 x

GUIDES

3 x

LEADERS

1 x

DISTRICT

MANAGER

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2020

2020 NSW GOVERNMENT

GRANT: $1 MILLION

In June 2020 Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT received a $1 million

grant from the NSW Government to maintain and improve

our Crown Lands properties in our NSW portfolio. The grant

was provided as part of the NSW Government’s Stimulus

Package to support regional economies recover from the

pandemic and in recognition of the significant number of

Crown reserves under management by Girl Guides.

A total of 39 Guide halls in 10 of our Regions benefited from

the program. Compliance, repairs and maintenance issues

were a priority, along with other identified improvements.

The grant provided much needed stimulus to our regional

economies by engaging local contractors who undertook

maintenance and improvement projects on Crown Land.

We thank all those involved for their efforts in managing

our Crown reserve assets and supporting our Guiding

community. The effort and commitment of our volunteer

community in this project was significant.

Mt Riverview Guide Hall, new car park and driveway.

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KERREY WILLIAMS

DEPUTY STATE

COMMISSIONER ELECT

How and why did you get involved with Girl Guides?

18½ years ago the District Leader of Cranebrook District,

where my daughters attended Junior Guides and Guides,

retired I was approached by a past Leader in the District

who said “Kerrey, you would make a great District Leader!

You would have to become a Girl Guide”. All I heard was

Girl Guide. My brother had been a Scout but somehow I’d

missed out on becoming a Guide. This was my chance.

What is your best memory of being a Guide?

Goodness! There’s more than one...making my Promise

was special. Attending mother/daughter camps with my

daughters. Visiting Girl Guides in Thailand.

What does Girl Guides mean to you?

Not just “A Place to Grow”, Girl Guides has given me

opportunities to explore a different side of myself; to take

on a new experience (or more) and to challenge myself

and see the positive changes it can make to so many girls

and women.

What opportunities have opened up to you

by being a member of Girl Guides?

Being a District Manager in a few Districts, Region Manager

and Region Team Member in a few different capacities,

State Program and Girl Guides Australia Team member

as International and World Guiding Consultant, visiting

Guides in different countries, attending an International

Jamboree in Tasmania and being a part of a several

committees to organise events for Girl Guides.

What are you most looking forward to about your

new role as Deputy State Commissioner?

Apart from working with Emily and Shaylah to carry on the

amazing work done by Sarah, Larissa and Kate I am looking

Kerrey meeting Hua Hin Girl Guides in Thailand.

forward to seeing Girl Guides flourish into the next century.

changes lives.

Girl guides

we teach self confidence,

leadership, how to work

in groups, and with

A

of people

variety

KERREY WILLIAMS,

DEPUTY STATE COMMISSIONER ELECT

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SHAYLAH MCCLYMONT

DEPUTY STATE

COMMISSIONER ELECT

How and why did you get involved with Girl Guides?

I joined Guides 10 years ago when I was 11. I don’t know really

why I wanted to join or what sparked the thought, I just

remember going home and telling my mum I was joining

Girl Guides. Maybe it was because my mum was a Girl

Guide when she was younger, maybe it was because I was

sick of the girls at school, either way I have never regretted

my spur of the moment decision.

What is your best memory of being a Guide?

Soon after joining Guides, I participated in my first

Gangshow and absolutely loved it! Apart from my 7 years

on the stage with Gangshow, I enjoyed participating in the

Girls Takeover Parliament at Parliament House where I took

over for a Senator for a day.

What does Girl Guides mean to you?

To me, Girl Guides is my family. The girls that I met through

Guides and Senior Guides are the sisters I never had and

still some of my best friends.

What opportunities have opened up to you

by being a member of Girl Guides?

One of the great opportunities I have had through Guides

was the chance to participate in the Girl Guides Australia

‘Getting into Governance’ program. It was such a great skills

building program where I learnt about the responsibilities

of a Board member and had the opportunity to shadow a

member of the YWCA Canberra Board. The opportunity to

do all the adventurous activities like canoeing, caving, and

hiking have also been really valuable.

What are you most looking forward to about your

new role as Deputy State Commissioner?

I look forward to being a voice for our youth, ensuring

their needs are our priority as an organisation. I hope to

show what young people are capable of and be a great

representative for our youth members. I also look forward

to working with such a great team and meeting lots of

new people.

Guides has always

been a supportive and

loving place where

everyone welcomed

is

with open arms

SHAYLAH MCCLYMONT,

DEPUTY STATE COMMISSIONER ELECT

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ADULT GOOD SERVICE

AWARDS

Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT recognises the contribution and involvement of adult members and non-member volunteers

for meritorious service to Australian Girl Guiding, its members and the community, through the Girl Guides Australia Good

Service Award System. All Adult Good Service Awards are recognised incorporating a set of criteria accessible from

www.guidelinesforgirlguides.org.au.

Boronia

Claire Baaten Joanne Gilshenen Michelle O’Connor

Joanne Bathols Shirley Green Rhonda O’Malley

Amanda Burge Jean Hansen Elaine Russell

Deborah Burgess Karin Holden Jennifer Spellman

Elaine Close Joan Jones Suzanne Stables

Audree Dash Elizabeth Knight Carole Tabor

Alison Davy Michelle Mawbey Pauline Taylor

Sharon Doody Jilian Michie Leanne Varty

Melanie Fink Jill Norburn Margaret Waite

Banksia

Jan Baldwin Janie Eckert Karen Pellow

Michaela Baumann Katherine (Kate) Fraser Kara Rennick

Val Bird Lorraine Graham Petra Reynolds

Belinda Campbell Shirley Hajek Eileen Roby

Anna Cook Alice Leser Julie Smith

Susan Costello Naomi McDougal Siobhan Whitehead

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Wattle

Anna Campbell Hilda Gibbs Robin Laverty

Doreen Edwards Marion Henry Rhonda MacDiarmid

Christine Erickson

Michelle Kothe

Flowering Gum

Kate Conroy Hazel Gibson Veronica Heard

Roslyn Steel

Red Kangaroo

Joanne Muller

Bar to the Emu

Susan Carr

WAGGGS ASIA PACIFIC

REGION AWARDS

Service to Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting

Belinda Allen

Joanne Muller

District, Division, Region Manager and State Commissioners

Ann Archer Dianne Bailey Karen Finch

Margo Hebbard Sue Ride Marg Rudwick

Sarah Neill

Unit Leaders

Elizabeth Elliott Jennifer Furner Melanie Davis

Sally Ritz

Luisa Simeonidis

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YOUTH

AWARDS

Commonwealth Award

Carly Bishop

Queen’s Guide

Alexis Argyropolous

Jessica Bannerman

Cassandra Elbourn

Elizabeth Honor

Jessica Honor

Sarah Howes

Sarah Jackson

Larissa Jago

Gabrielle Smith

Elizabeth Raffin

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

Isabella Metcalfe

Gabrielle Smith

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Appointments

Board Directors

Board Chair

Sarah Neill

State Treasurer

David Van Gogh

Appointed Director:

Krista-Lee Fogarty

Appointed Director:

Karen Lui Lizzie Cannon Kathryn Follers

Sonja Freeman Lauren Hansen Michelle Kothe

Emily Milton Smith Joanne Muller Lisa Walters

State Office Bearers

State Commissioner:

Sarah Neill

State Treasurer:

David Van Gogh

Deputy State Commissioner:

Kate Conroy

State Program Manager:

Alice Anderson

Deputy State Commissioner:

Larissa Saywell

State Learning & Development

Manager:

Leisa Evans

State International & World Guiding

Consultant:

Amanda Cooper

State Olave Program Consultant: State Archivist:

Sally Woodhouse 1 Aimee Watkins 2 Chesne Jones

State Outdoors Activity Consultant:

Virginia Brown

State Trefoil Guild Advisor:

Sharyn Smith-Anderson

RTS Tingira Chair:

Kerry Rymer

Inclusion Support Consultant:

State Youth Recognition and Awards

Jodie Chilvers 3 Shae Rigney 4

Liaison:

Tierney Marey

Youth Leadership and Development

Liaison:

Cassandra Talbot

Region Managers

ACT & South East NSW:

Central West:

Veronica Heard 3 Kaz Ely 4 Lee Judd

Coastal Valleys:

Elizabeth Baker

Cumberland Plains:

Vacant

Northern Sydney:

Jo Kitchener

South Coast & Highlands:

Kris Wyber

Greater Rivers:

Haylee Brown

Northern Territory:

Letitia Baldwin

Southern Sydney Rivers:

Vacant

North Pacific Coast:

Elise Crofts

Northwest Inland:

Helen Leamon

Twin Rivers:

Maryann Herbert

Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT Members In Volunteer Roles With Girl Guides Australia

Chief Commissioner:

Rosemary Derwin

National Trefoil Guild Advisor:

Marcia Andrews

Member, Governance Committee:

Sarah Neill

Girl Guides Australia Director:

Sarah Neill

Member, Australian Guiding

Committee:

Sarah Neill

Assistant Chief Commissioner,

Young Women: Michaela Collins

Girl Guides Australia Legal Panel:

Joanne Muller and Renée Bianchi

1

To October 2020

2

From October 2020

3

To November 2020

4

From November 2020

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GIRL GUIDES NSW, ACT & NT | ANNUAL REPORT 2020


Our mission is to empower girls and young women

to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible

community members.

Girl Guides Australia

Suite 103, Level 1, 100 William Street,

Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

02 9311 8000

guides@girlguides.org.au

www.girlguides.org.au

Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT

Level 2, 55 Holt Street,

Surry Hills NSW 2010

02 8396 5200

guides@girlguides-nswactnt.org.au

www.girlguides-nswactnt.org.au

Girl Guides Queensland

Unit 1, 132 Lutwyche Road

Windsor QLD 4030

07 3357 1266

reception@guidesqld.org

www.guidesqld.org

Girl Guides South Australia

63 Beulah Road

Norwood SA 5067

08 8418 0900

guides@girlguidessa.org.au

www.girlguidessa.org.au

Girl Guides Tasmania

17 Clarence Street

Bellerive TAS 7018

03 6244 4408

office@guidestas.org.au

www.guidestas.org.au

Girl Guides Victoria

Suite 812, 401 Docklands Drive,

Docklands Vic 3008

03 8606 3500

guides@guidesvic.org.au

www.guidesvic.org.au

Girl Guides Western Australia

265 Great Eastern Highway

Belmont WA 6104

08 9479 9800

info@girlguideswa.org.au

www.girlguideswa.org.au


Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT

Level 2, 55 Holt Street,

Surry Hills NSW 2010

1300 447 548

guides@girlguides-nswactnt.org.au

girlguides-nswactnt.org.au

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