WAB Structure

STRUCTURE OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE AND BUSINESS IN SA INC. 2019

WAB is divided into four regions: There are 15 branches across South Australia including one online branch, with a total membership of about 250 rural women including Associate Members.

FOUR REGIONS

MALLEE                                                                       LIMESTONE COAST

Coonalpyn                                                                    Kalangadoo

Paringa                                                                          Lochaber

Wirrega                                                                          Padthaway

Yurgo

 

CENTRAL                                                                     EYRE PENINSULA

Cunliffe                                                                          Charlton

Rosedale/Sandy Creek                                                 WAB Online

Wepowie/Booleroo Centre

 

 

ASSOCIATES – Branch nearest to the associate

SUPPORTERS – President

SPONSORS – President

MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

WAB Management Team

WAB is administered through the WAB Management Team which is made up of the State President and 4 Regional Coordinators representing the regions

PRESIDENT

Elected for a 2 year term

Honorarium $3000

  • Officially represents WAB – State Government departments, Federal Government where relevant, Agricultural organisations and women’s organisations e.g. National Council of Women
  • Treasurer
  • Spokesperson for Media
  • Chairperson for WAB Management meetings, and stores minutes (electronic and hard copy) of all meetings
  • Instigates a “Gathering” each year – supports the nominating branch for that particular year
  • Prepares Annual Report, arranges the audit of financial records.
  • Holds all WAB assets – WAB Computer, data projector and records.
  • President – to have her phone number, postal address on all correspondence and
  • be the official contact point for all correspondence. The WAB Admin email address will be operated by the State President
  • Please note that there will not be a travel allowance due to the Honorarium of $3000
  • Receives new Membership Forms with payment and passes details to Membership Officer
  • Instigates, receives and records the following information from the Branches within their region
    • Branch Facilitator and/or Officer Bearer names
    • Branch member names and details, then forwarded to Membership Officer
    • Annual membership fees – and deposits fees into the nominated WAB account.
    • Receives state project funds
    • Details of Coins For Friendship collected by branches and confirmation that money has been sent to International Officer
CO –ORDINATORS
  • Four – Mallee, Limestone Coast, Central and Eyre Peninsula
  • Elected for a two year term, (Initially there would be two coordinators elected for three years and two coordinators elected for two years – to maintain stability)
  • An honorarium will be offered – this will be a maximum of $1000.00 and not necessarily the same for each region as the number of branches and geographical distances differ between regions.
  • Is the first point of contact for all Branches within their region
  • Receives a CC of Branch Meeting reports ( which have been emailed to the WAB News Officer )
  • Shares between other co-ordinators the recording of the minutes of management meetings and emails draft copy to the State President.
WAB NEWS OFFICER
  • Receives Branch reports from all Branches (on meetings and activities)
  • Collates and produces the WAB News 3 X a year (Verified by President or co-ordinators prior to release)
  • WAB News provided to Branches, associates and supporters etc via Email Only. Please note there will be no printed copies sent out to individual members.
  • Copies (electronic or hard copy) to be forwarded to all affiliates and archival records.
  • Forwards claim form for costs involved (with scanned receipts) to State President for reimbursement
MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
  • Receives from State President the Branch Member Names and contact details for each branch
  • Collates information and returns it to the State President
  • Receives details of new members from the treasurer (State President) for collation on data base of members
AWARDS OFFICER
  • Manages database of Awards
  • Issues Certificates & Badges – Nominations are sent in direct from Branches
  • Awards Officer forwards by post, Certificates/Badges to Branch or State President for signature and presentation
  • Forwards claim form for costs involved (with scanned receipts) to State President for reimbursement
INTERNATIONAL OFFICER

ASSOCIATED COUNTRY WOMEN OF THE WORLD (ACWW)

  • Issues membership invoices (email where possible) and receives fees to/from organisation, branch and individual members (Due by 30th November each year)
  • Forwards to ACWW.
  • Receives new membership forms from branches and individuals
  • Forwards to Branches any ACWW newsletters
  • Promotes the work of ACWW to all WAB Branches
  • Coins for Friendship – receives funds from Branches and sends the total to ACWW
  • Please note there is no honorarium from WAB for this position.
HISTORIAN
  • Holds and stores all WAB history
  • A point of reference for all WAB
WEBSITE OFFICER
  • Arranges the setting up of the WAB website
  • Ongoing maintenance of website
  • Uploads new information to website
FACEBOOK OFFICER  
  • Sets up the WAB Facebook page
  • Ongoing maintenance of Facebook page
  • Monitors entries on the Facebook page
  • Encourages members to use the Facebook page
MERCHANDISE OFFICER
  • Select and purchase appropriate merchandise in consultation with Management Team
  • Sells and distributes merchandise as required

BRANCHES

  • Collect WAB annual membership fees and forward to State President/Treasurer by direct debit (where possible)
  • Print branch copy of WAB News
  • Print branch copy of WAB Directory (if needed)
  • Forward nomination forms for awards for members to Awards Officer
  • Coins for Friendship money to International Officer by direct debit (where possible)
  • Forward to WAB Admin:
    • Branch Facilitator and/or Officer Bearer names
    • Branch member names and details (it is the branch’s responsibility to ensure correct information is sent)
    • Money raised for state project
    • Details of Coins For Friendship collected by branches and confirmation that money has been sent to International Officer
  • Forward monthly Branch Meeting Report to WAB News Officer and CC to Regional Co-ordinator with photos if possible
  • Forward New Branch Members form with payment to the treasurer (State President)