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West Moonah Community House Board

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OUR VISION:   A place to come together in unity to share, learn and grow.

OUR MISSION:   The Mission is to provide a vibrant, flexible, inclusive and safe environment, where people come to access the support and resources to meet their social, information,education and cultural needs and aspirations.

Our 2016 - 2017 Board Members           

Chairperson
Sharyn Hill

I have been involved in Neighbourhood houses since I was around 16 years old.  I began as a youth attending the Midway Point Neighbourhood House and progressed through after school hours care and school holiday program co-ordination roles.  In recent years my community involvement has been in things such as the Taste of the World Moonah, Church Together Tasmania and events held by Velocity Church. As a coach and consultant I work with businesses and individuals to create the lifestyle/environment they want to have and I believe that community houses can be a fantastic support and connection point for all people seeking more in their lives.  I am very excited to be working as a board member to develop and grow the West Moonah Community House as it builds more and stronger partnerships with other local service providers.  

Vice Chair
Liz Stacey

Liz Stacey is a full time working mum of two girls aged 7 and 4. Liz works for the Tasmanian government and has many years’ experience in client services.

Liz began utilising the services of the West Moonah Community House (WMCH) upon the birth of her first child through the little diggers play group and has continued this relationship for 7 years and her younger child currently attends the WMCH preschool.

Liz has a keen interest in contributing to her local community.  As a member of the local West Moonah community, Liz has a great understanding of the issues directly impacting the area and has joined the board in the hope that she can help to deliver a quality service to her local community and those in need.

Liz has a history of volunteering and hopes to be able to engage with other members of the community to utilise the fantastic resources available at the WMCH.

Liz is looking forward to her time on the board and is honoured to be a member of the board.

Treasurer
Pam Bridgen

Pam Bridgen is the current Treasurer of the West Moonah Community House.
Mother of three children, and only one grandchild. Not much for the country is it?

One thing she can say, is that she is truly a” Moonah Girl”.
  Born at “Leprena” on the Main Road Derwent Park, (was then a Nursing Home for Mothers) raised in Amiens Avenue until her parents bought block of land in Homer Avenue, then called Springfield.   She was educated at Moonah State School and Ogilvie High School. Pam’s first job was with a Law firm in Hobart.  Pam did a course in Law at the Hobart Technical College and gained a Dip of Public Administration and a Dip in Government Finance.

Pam’s Association with West Moonah Community House came about by mutual friends, Kim Lethbridge, Harry Young and later Kim (lady) Smith.  Pam has a great feeling for the House because you are always welcome and made feel at ease.  Everyone associated with the House has some history to tell and that is why the House is so successful in reaching the public. Long may the House reign!

Secretary
Maureen Carter

I first came to the community house in 2005 to participate in a folk art class, and became a board member in2011

Serving one term as an ordinary board member, one year as vice-chair and currently serving my third term as secretary.

I was awarded life membership in 2014, which came as a great surprise and a remarkable honour.

I volunteer at the house with the community pantry, Bhutanese literacy, eating with friends and the food
co-op.

Volunteering at the house is important to me, gives me great pleasure, meeting a wide variety of people and my reward for this is seeing their happy faces during our time together.

I am currently participating in a quilting class at the house.

Public Officer
Lorraine Bailey

Lorraine joined the Board in 2011 after being a participant in House Programs for some years.

Immediate past chair
of the Board of Management of the WMCH Inc., a position held from 2013-2016. Lorraine nominated for a position as ordinary board member for 2016-17 and was elected at the AGM. Lorraine has also taken on the role of Public Officer for this financial year.
 
Lorraine has been a member of the Shed Steering Committee, and continues in that role. Lorraine also represents the WMCH at regional meetings when able, as well as volunteering her time as and when able, in other activities within the House.

Lorraine, who is a retired nurse, continues her involvement in other Community Organisations, including being a member of the Board of Management of Hobart District Nurses, as well as Chair of the Royal Hobart Hospital Graduate Nurses Association, of which she is a Life Member.  On her retirement in 2002, Lorraine was given Life Membership of the Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation.

 Board Member
Shannon Heard

Shannon Heard joined the West Moonah Community House board of management in 2013 as the Public Officer, and continues on the board in 2015 as an ordinary member.  Shannon has two children and the family live in neighbouring Lenah Valley with the children attending school
in Moonah.
Shannon holds a community service qualification and has most recently worked as the Coordinator of a Defence community centre. She is passionate about upholding the rights and dignities of all, and believes strongly in community based programs and projects that empower people and communities. 

Shannon is honoured to be able to work with the dedicated team of staff and volunteers at WMCH to serve our community.  

 Board Member
Andrew Perry

This is Andrew Perry's first year on the West Moonah Community House Board.

Andrew lives in Moonah with his wife and five-year-old son. He is an experienced board member, with a background in policy and governance, who has worked in politics, public service, and academia.

Andrew is also a passionate volunteer who has held unsalaried positions in emergency services, environmental conservation, youth work, and student advocacy.

 Before going to university, Andrew ran away with a circus for a year. Arguably, this experience made him eminently qualified for everything he has done since.

 

Board Member
Angela Morrison

I am a working mother of two children aged 9 and 13, and live in Glenorchy. I have over 6 years of experience in the community services sector. My areas of expertise are Family support, Child development, Community Development and Advocacy.
I have worked for, and with Community Houses throughout my career, and I am very passionate about community development, and the benefits a strongly supported community house can offer. I have previously worked with the Derwent Valley Community House, delivering the “Thriving Communities Healthy Families Project”.
I have been a member of the Communities for Children Committee, the Derwent Valley RAFT (Real Action Future Thinking) and GAIN in Glenorchy. I hope to join the WMCH board to contribute my knowledge, and experience, and make a positive contribution to the house, community and those that are in need.


   

 


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West Moonah
Community House


130 Springfield Ave
West Moonah
Tasmanian 7009
    
               Phone: (03) 6273 2362
            
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Opening hours
Monday to Friday
8am to 3pm
Community Pantry
Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm

West Moonah Community House
is affiliated with the
Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania



Many thanks to our wonderful supporters

     

  
 

 

Razor Sharp Sharpening Service
Andrew Wilkie MP
Scott Bacon MP
Elise Archer MP
Josh Willie MLC
Matthew Groom MP
Cassy O'Connor MP
Madeleine Ogilvie MP
Future 2
Hobart City Council
Tasmanian Community Fund
Glenorchy Community Fund
Department of State Growth
Tasmanian Mens Shed
Department of Education
Community Support Levey
Dobson Mitchell Allport
Calvery Health Care
Two Way Trucks