Committee Nomination Information

STBA Committee New Nominations

The STBA will be holding our Annual General Meeting for 2021 on Tuesday the 28th of September, starting at 6:30pm in the social room.

Nominations for the committee (including the executive committee) are now open and will close at 11:59pm on Saturday the 18th of September. As per our constitution, all four executive positions are declared vacant each year (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) and this year we have seven vacant committee positions – four to be elected for a two-year term and three to be elected for a one-year term.

Nominations are now closed for the Committee positions. 

Over the past few years, the STBA has seen several significant changes to our operating structure. This started with our development officer position in 2018 and continued with our stadium manager position and session managers in early 2020.

The goal behind all three positions was to shift the operational work away from committee members and volunteers, freeing them up to focus on the strategic aspects of our club. This includes increasing our offerings, increasing our membership, maintaining our facilities, and ultimately promoting the sport of Badminton in southern Tasmania.

This is an ongoing activity, but the current committee have identified several areas where our club needs strategic expertise at a committee level. These include:

  • Human Resources
  • Financial Management
  • Governance
  • Law and Compliance
  • Media and Marketing
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Information Technology

Now that’s not to say if you have other skills or experience, we don’t want you – everyone has a different perspective and everyone can bring something to the table (after all, many hands make light work)!

Further information for these identified areas, and the four executive positions can be found below. If you choose to nominate to committee you should expect:

  • To be able to attend committee meetings throughout the year. These are held every 4-6 weeks on a nominated weeknight in the committee room. They run between 2-3 hours.
  • Outside of committee meetings, the committee rely heavily on email to communicate and resolve various issues, we would expect you to be able to voice your thoughts and contribute to conversations via email.
  • Infrequently volunteer your time throughout the year. This might mean assisting with our junior programs, helping grade new players and forming teams for pennants or providing your time to help organize games at tournaments.
  • If you decide to run for an executive position, there is an expectation that you’ll be able to commit to additional hours each week, with the treasurer position currently requiring about 10 hours a week
  • Most importantly, a strong desire to give back to the STBA and to help drive our club forward by acting impartially.

There is no remuneration provided for any committee position. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed (within the delegation framework and/or with prior approval from the committee).

If you are interested in the joining the committee, please complete the form linked above. Nominations must:

  • Be from a registered member of the Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association
  • Be seconded by a different registered member of the Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association
  • Be received by the secretary no later than 14 days before the AGM

Providing a summary of what experience you can bring to the STBA and why you should be elected is not required but recommended.

If you’d like more information about what it means to be a committee member, please feel free to reach out to a current committee member for advice.

Garion Weller
STBA President


Executive Positions


Responsible for working with the Vice President, the committee and our staff to ensure the smooth running of our association.

Vice President

Responsible for working with the President, the committee and our staff to ensure the smooth running of our association.


Currently responsible for managing the STBA finances (using MYOB online). This involves running payroll, authorizing payments, and providing and interpreting financial statements to the committee


Currently responsible for setting the agenda for committee meetings, taking minutes at meetings, and handling/forwarding emails of interest to the committee and/or staff


Identified areas of expertise for Committee Members

Human Resources

Act as a communications channel between our staff and committee. Ensure that we are operating within the terms of the relevant award agreement and assist with staff/committee grievances

Financial Management

Work with the treasurer to develop budgets, review expenditure and maintain/support our finance systems


Provides advice to the committee on the efficient and optimal running of a committee/small business

Law and Compliance

Ensure we are operating as per our constitution, within the terms of our lease and any other relevant legislation. Provide general advice and recommendations on relevant legal documents and procedures. Assist to develop club policy and procedures

Media and Marketing

Work with the development officer to implement a marketing strategy, including poster design, social media posts, local media engagement and communication with members (email, Facebook Group, etc)

Facility Maintenance

Coordinate tradespeople when required (plumbers, electricians, roofing/guttering experts), coordinating hard rubbish removal, ensuring that all relevant approvals and authorizations for the hall are obtained and maintained (fire extinguishers, building permits, testing and tagging, etc)

Information Technology

Manage the STBA’s Office 365 instance, the physical infrastructure (printers, desktop support and networking infrastructure), connected services (internet, mobile phones and security system). Provide advice on technological grant opportunities