Congratulations to the 2015 winners our community awards
Among the winners awarded in Sydney in late May was Wycheproof Community Resource manager and Mallee Neighbourhood House Network treasurer, Whitney Boyle,
The Mallee Neighbourhood House Network supports the 13 neighbourhood houses in the northern region of Victoria. The network employs one part-time coordinator; in addition, the houses work together voluntarily. Whitney has served as the network's treasurer for three years.
When she took on the role, Whitney said had no formal financial training or experience as a not-for-profit group treasurer whatsoever, and had never used MYOB (the network's software).
Whitney is the part-time manager of Wycheproof Community Resource Centre, one of the network's neighbourhood houses. All the members of the network work to create inclusive, supportive and vibrant communities.
Her approach to being an effective treasurer is to be open and honest with the organisation's members. Whitney aims to be approachable so that committee members feel comfortable to ask the tough questions.
"It is humbling and inspiring to be a representative of the thousands of not-for-profit treasurers in Australia and to have the responses provided in the award application considered seriously by Our Community and the Commonwealth Bank."