LESNW Board Nominations
I’d like to say thanks to all of you who have encouraged people from your communities to nominate for our new LESNW Board. In consultation with our LESNW Governance Committee we will keep the nomination period open until Thursday the 18th April (which is Maundy Thursday.)
The election process for our new LESNW Board will happen at the LESNW AGM, which will be held at our central office in Archer Street, North Adelaide. This will be held on Friday the 24th May at 6pm. It is important this AGM has strong attendance.
Please continue to encourage suitable people from your communities to nominate for the new Board. It is in the interests of all of us to ensure that our governance model is supported by people with skills, passion and experience. Information is at this link. If anyone wishes to chat more about the LESNW Board please contact myself as Chair of the Board, (Ph. 8522 5740 E: firstname.lastname@example.org), Executive Director, John Proeve (Ph. 8267 8401 E: email@example.com) or Vice Chair, Matt Schmidt (Ph. 041 235 7558.E: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Communication with Councils
I know that different sites have different processes and methods for keeping in touch with their learning community’s council. It’s my proposal that we (through the LESNW Office) intentionally move towards more direct communication with site councils. One way this could happen efficiently is that we include council chairs on the mailing list for the fortnightly ‘News for Leaders’ and ‘LESNW Update’ emails.
I’d be happy to hear your feedback about that proposal.
SA District Synod
If you were a 2018 Principal Delegate at Synod, your delegation continues until the 2020 Synod. You will have seen the registration form come out recently for the one day 2019 SA/NT LCA District Synod. It’s important that we are well represented at this and so the LESNW Board encourages all delegates to register and attend. It’s important that we support and encourage our church.
A decision of the LESNW Board to further support best practice and modern Governance was to provide model constitutions for learning communities specific to their context. These model constitutions were developed to be in direct relationship to the LESNW constitution. Here at Immanuel Gawler we have been working through adopting and personalising the ‘Board and Member’ model and it’s been wonderful to see the explicit links that have been made and the clarity that sits in these models in terms of relationships to the LESNW Association as well as to the church. Both personally, and behalf of our association I’d like to thank the office staff who have worked (and continue to work) on this project. In time it will prove to be most worthwhile. These documents were sent via email from LESNW to all Principals, Directors and Council Chairs on March 22, and I encourage your review of these documents.
LESNW Board Chair