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2 Apr, 2020

Special General Meeting minutes and VTCTA Constitution update

April 2nd, 2020|

The Special General Meeting of the VICTAS Community Transport Association Inc. was held on 25 March 2020.

The special resolutions were put to the members attending and all present voted in favour of the motions.

Links here to the 2020 VTCTA Special General Meeting Minutes and the updated VICTAS Community Transport Association Inc. Constitution 2020.

Thank you to the VTCTA members who attended the meeting.

19 Mar, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – Living Document

March 19th, 2020|

This was last updated 25 June 2020.

All VICTAS Community Transport Association members are encouraged to keep up to date with public health updates from the federal and respective state governments. Here is a list of official sources with the latest information:

Federal Government COVID-19 information

Tasmanian Government COVID-19 information

Victorian Government COVID-19 information

World Health Organisation COVID-19 information

Coronavirus Advice for the Health and Aged Care Sector

Stay up to date with the Australian Government Coronavirus app

Australian Government WhatApp channel for COVID-19

COVIDSafe App

VTCTA also encourage members to review their organisational policies including risk management, infection control and business continuity in this new environment to ensure minimal impacts to service delivery continuity and wherever possible, contribute to the recovery of individuals, communities and services. We strongly encourage community transport organisations, staff, volunteers and members of the public to familiarise yourself with the process governments are taking to contain the virus, including practical things we all can do to help minimise transmission.

VTCTA is staffed by one part time employee, the Executive Officer, who is based at a home office so there are no changes required in response to COVID-19 from an operational perspective.

The VTCTA Committee is comprised of people from experienced community transport providers and are available for VTCTA members for any support or advice through the VTCTA Executive Officer.

If you have any questions the VTCTA can assist with please contact VTCTA EO Suzanne Phoenix on 0438 780 911 or info@vtcta.org.au

In addition, here are some useful resources and fact sheets on COVID-19 that may be useful for your organisation:

17 Mar, 2020

Victorian sub-sector meeting COVID-19 Community Inclusion Forum

March 17th, 2020|

In Victoria there is an upcoming sub-sector meeting COVID-19 Community Inclusion Forum on Friday 20 March, 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

The Victorian Department of Health & Human Services is helping convene a COVID-19 information session with Victorian Council of Social Service for volunteering and community organisations that support community inclusion, wellbeing and social connection.

Speakers include Volunteering Victoria CEO Scott Miller, Neighbourhood Houses Victoria CEO Nicole Battle and Victorian Multicultural Commission chair Viv Nguyen.

See link below to attend in person at 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Room 1.10

A full livestream of will be available during the event at https://vcoss.org.au/live/ (no registration required) and it is open to the public, you do not need to be a VCOSS member.

You can also sign up to the bi-weekly VCOSS COVID-19 Sector Bulletin through this link.

25 Feb, 2020

Special General Meeting

February 25th, 2020|

VTCTA Notice of Special General Meeting and Special Resolutions

NOTICE is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the VICTAS Community Transport Association Inc. will be held:

Date:        Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Time:        11 am

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/652852916 Meeting ID: 652 852 916 Phone +61 3 7018 2005

Link to 2020 2020 VTCTA Special General Meeting

Notice of Special Resolutions

NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with section 39 of the Constitution, it is intended that the following motions be proposed as special resolutions.

1.    The addition of clause 76(5) The Association will transfer the surplus gifts, deductible contributions and money it received to another charitable deductible gift recipient when the organisation is wound up or its DGR endorsement is revoked.

The purpose is to add the revocation to the Constitution to fulfil the ACNC charity registration.

2.    To extend the Principle Purpose and powers (2) to read The Principal Purpose for which the entity is established is to support the services for Transport Disadvantaged People with supported transport that permits participation in daily activities fostering independence and social inclusion.

The purpose is to strengthen the application for charity status.

A REMINDER THAT ONLY FINANCIALLY PAID MEMBERS CAN VOTE AT THE MEETING

Under the Constitution section 39 a special resolution is required to change the Constitution or any of the purposes of the association and needs not less than 75% of the members voting at a general meeting in person or by proxy vote in favour of the resolution.

Proxy Voting Form

If you are unable to attend the SGM you may cast your vote on the above special resolution by appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf.  A proxy must be a Member who is entitled in their own right […]

20 Dec, 2019

Designer

December 20th, 2019|

A shout out to our designer Victoria De Paoli who created our Conference marketing collateral and will be doing our rebranding work also. Check out her website https://www.victoriadepaoli.com/

17 Dec, 2019

ACTA update

December 17th, 2019|

Australian Community Transport Association (ACTA) update for December 2019.

201912 ACTA Newsletter

11 Dec, 2019

Eastern Volunteers looking for Transport Customer Service Officer

December 11th, 2019|

Eastern Volunteers is recruiting for a Transport Customer Service Officer, closed Friday 13 December. See here

9 Dec, 2019

Community Accessability looking for volunteers

December 9th, 2019|

Community Accessability is looking for volunteers for all facets of their business. From Community transport drivers, office administration and Your Supports Volunteers. See their website for more details.

4 Dec, 2019

Happy International Day of People with Disability!

December 4th, 2019|

Happy International Day of People with Disability! VICTAS Community Transport Association acknowledges and celebrates all the volunteers who make the wheels go round on community transport. It simply wouldn’t be possible without you. hashtagvolunteer4inclusion hashtagIVD2019 hashtagcommunitytransport hashtagvolunteers

28 Nov, 2019

Draft Yarra Ranges Integrated Transport Strategy

November 28th, 2019|

The draft Yarra Ranges Integrated Transport Strategy is now open for feedback. Unfortunately there is no mention of Community Transport in the document. Please take a moment to provide feedback on the document and ensure that the transport strategy will truly be an integrated one which includes people who are aged, people with a disability, people who are transport disadvantaged – the vulnerable members of our community. Bridges Connecting Communities, Eastern Volunteers, HICCI – Healesville Inter-Church Community Care Inc. Australian Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance Australia are amongst the organisations who have been delivering community transport of over 40 years. https://lnkd.in/guDJQkX