Forward planning. We need to do it, but luckily it only happens every 5 years (with an annual review at the AGM).
As a local group we do not need a strategic plan, however we do need to discuss our priorities as a group and list the things that are important to us. This focuses our energy and also lets other stakeholders and funders know what we are working towards and our group priorities. It also means people who may want to join us have a good idea about our direction and what we are on about.
Here is a link to our current Action Plan.
Each year the Group committee reports to the members about how well we fulfilled our obligations to you. Last year’s report is here .
Now it may well be that our previous plan is still relevant to us and with just a little bit of tweeking will be fit for purpose for another 5 years.
NTVLC’s objectives are:
1. To promote and implement projects addressing priority natural resource management issues
2. To communicate and educate – community capacity building in natural resource management
3. To foster community partnerships
4. To maintain the NTVLC membership and the viability of the Landcare Group
5. To make sure all members of the community have access to the Landcare Group
But it also maybe that you feel there is something that we should be doing differently or with another focus. The executive of the group firmly believes our Landcare group is a ‘bottom up’ organisation with the group directing our focus and where our resources should be allocated.
So. To make this happen we will need input. Planning meetings are about as boring as they come, so lets zhuzh it up a bit. We will do a survey first and ask members to say what they want.
Then we can meet somewhere that has local food and drink and spend a productive very short time turning twenty something wish lists into a plan. With wine.
Of course this requires the membership to actually contribute to the discussion. So please, put your thinking caps/cloaks/sequined dresses on and think about why you are a member and what you want from Landcare.
In a week or so - or maybe a month, we will send out an interactive document and ask you to spend a few minutes filling it in and sending it back. Then we will discuss the results and put it into a shiny new plan which will go to the AGM for confirmation by the members. Simples.