Our 2016 Committee has eight members.
Glenda Fisher (President and Secretary) has resided in Woodend for 44 years and is married to John, a life time resident. They have two adult daughters. Glenda has many years’ experience working with and on boards. Glenda is passionately committed to ensuring equal access to education for all people, especially those with diverse needs.
Terrie Hollingsworth (Vice President) is a counsellor and a business owner in town with a well-established bed and breakfast enterprise. She came on to the board in early 2014, bringing knowledge of the workings of not-for-profits and a hankering to be part of a community group in the town that has a strong connection to its community.
Tim White (Treasurer)
Tim has lived in Woodend since 2005 and works full time as a Senior Accountant at local accounting firm Langley McKimmie. Tim is our new treasurer this year and brings with extensive experience in the treasury role of a not-for0profit organisation, as he is also the current treasurer of the Trentham District Football Club. Tim enjoys working with the community and is looking forward to his new role at Woodend Neighbourhood House to help it grow and develop. He is looking forward to working with the other committee members and staff at the House.
Donna Seary has lived in Woodend since 2011 and plunged feet first into community groups when she arrived, bringing her wealth of experience in the Scouts and Guides movement to the town. Donna started volunteering with the Neighbourhood House about the same time and in 2014 became a committee member for the House.
Fran Spain has been an active member of the Newham community for many years serving on many committees. Fran has also been the driving force behind lots of recent small-town initiatives over this time including the “Pig Project” in 2014. While juggling this and a working life Fran has continued to lead the Newham Walkers for nine years, been a member of the Garden Club and a member of the town’s CFA. Fran joined the committee of the House in October 2014 because she had nothing much else to do.
Hubert Weisrock was busily involved in organising youth groups, camps and bike tours in his homeland of Germany. His 25 years as technical officer on all types of mercantile and passenger ships took him many times around the world. In September 1991, while still working full time on ships, he and his wife Anna started to build a mud brick house in Woodend. After his retirement in 2002 he wandered into the Neighbourhood House, where his passion for photography, gardening, walking and cycling, and DIY was soon put to good use.
Matt Gunn lives in Woodend and has been here for 30 years during which time he has been involved in a number of community groups including Scouts, Guides, Basketball and Bike Club. After a break Matt is now keen to re-engage with local community activities and joined the committee in late 2014.