As I explained during the AGM, we have a 4-pillar strategy that the Executive Board will carry out this year.
- Rebuild – we will reaffirm the function of EXCO, which is to serve its members. Our board includes representatives from most (if not all) subgroups and school parents. We want to hear from CAV members; their ideas and suggestions are what makes a better CAV.
To optimise the use of CAV facilities and land, we will re-establish the Building Project Committee (BPC). We will shortly call for an expression of Interest from our members – to tap into the large pool of talented people to advise Exco on any building project initiatives.
There is much wisdom and experience from our previous office bearers, so we will also establish an Advisory Board (as detailed in our constitution), consisting of Past Presidents of the Association, to seek non-binding, objective and strategic advice and recommendations from them.
- Reconnect – we want to reconnect with CAV members across the entire membership; from the Foundation members, Life members, subgroup members to what is currently, “Disconnected school parents”. We also want to reconnect with CAV’s sponsors.
- Reach out – We cannot exist in isolation. CAV, with its members, has many resources, talents and skills. CAV will more actively contribute and reach out to the larger Australian community. By working together with local MP(s), City Council(s) and other local communities, CAV will be able to better contribute to our community, as well as cement our position in Victoria.
- Regenerate – Looking to the future, we want to ensure fresh faces and fresh ideas in EXCO, to ensure that we can meet the needs of our membership and community. We want to encourage the next generation of CAV leaders and EXCO with guidance from the past generation.
The CAV Executive Board will have regular meetings/discussions and plan for what we would like to achieve against each Pillar. We will update our members with more details in the upcoming Newsletters.