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YMCA AUSTRALIA 2011 ANNUAL REPORT


MISSION: The YMCAs of Australia work together from a base of Christian values to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit.

VALUES: At YMCA we value the whole person, consisting of a body, a mind and a spirit each of which is of equal importance. We value the dignity and intrinsic worth of all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, belief or other difference. We value the diversity of people, communities and nations. We value equality of opportunity and justice for all people. We value healthy communities based on relationships between people which are characterised by love, understanding and mutual respect. We value acceptance of personal responsibility. Our philosphy translates into four key values: HONESTY, RESPECT, CARING, RESPONSIBILITY


CONTENTS This report provides an overview of the YMCA Movement in Australia. Supporting our operations is the National Council of YMCA Australia and a brief summary of activities in the last financial year is also contained within this document.

The YMCA Movement CEO & Board President’s Address

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Postscript from the President

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The YMCA Movement in Australia

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Our Programs & Services

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Operation Overview

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Our Impact on Communities YMCA Youth Bus for Victorian Bushfire Communities

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Working with Disadvantaged Youth

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Camping at the YMCA with a Focus on Sustainability

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Intensive Support Playgroup: East Pilbara W.A.

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Cultivating Community Spirit in Regional Australia

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The Bridge Project

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National Council of YMCAs of Australia (YMCA Australia) Shared Leadership

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Volunteer Awards

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Key Projects

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YMCA E-Store

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Financial Overview

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CEO & PRESIDENT’S REPORT Over recent months the world has seen a great deal of activity from communities of very varied backgrounds expressing opinions and protesting, both violently and non-violently, about their position in society and the lack of services to the poor and middle class. The London riots and the recent Occupy Wall Street protests are examples of this. There has been a great deal of media commentary on the root causes of these situations and although there are elements of truth in most of the arguments, a common thread relates to the inequality which exists within society. Taxes and a social security system are methods through which governments address inequality, but there are other sustainable long term measures which also address this vexing issue. Studies show that inequality breeds ill health, obesity, mental health issues and generally a less happy and content society. Conversely, both anecdotal and empirical data shows that by addressing these issues, inequality is lessened and the fabric of community is strengthened. This is YMCA’s place. This is where we impact most on community and the social inequality which exists highlights the importance of the role YMCA has played and continues to play. It is no coincidence then that the heightened awareness around the importance of strengthening communities has led to greater interest in investigating methods of measuring that impact on community. The YMCA Movement continues to grow, but the true measure of that growth is in the extent to which we impact on community. Not simply through engagement and participation, but through strengthening people, families and community. A recent study commissioned by the YMCA set out to measure the impact of The Bridge Project on community through assessing a dollar value to the social return on the investment made (SROI). The preliminary report estimates

that for every dollar invested, there is an amazing return of 420% i.e. $4.20 for every $1 spent. This economic and social return is evident in every one of YMCAs programs and as you will see as you read through the many stories highlighted in this document, we are continuing to focus on the wonderful positive impact the YMCA has right across Australia. The YMCA Movement is in a period of transformation and significant change. As we look to the future, we need to constantly re-evaluate who we are and what we do. We need to ensure that our services continue to be valuable, necessary and life changing. As we move towards the end of our current strategic period (2008 to 2012) the National Board and key leaders in the Movement have agreed upon six core strategic priorities which will continue to strengthen the national Movement and form the foundation for a new and bold vision. These six strategic priorities build on existing work in the areas of leadership development, governance, efficient resource management, advocacy and partnership building, brand management and most importantly, growing the Movement’s impact on Australian communities. This emphasis on building a stronger YMCA will underpin the development of a new vision for the Movement, aligned to the needs of Australian communities and always focused on addressing the inequalities that exist in our society and in meeting our mission to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit. Ron Mell (Chief Executive Officer, YMCA Australia) Alan Morton (President, YMCA Australia)


THE YMCA MOVEMENT

THE YMCA MOVEMENT

Alan Morton President YMCA Australia

Ron Mell Chief Executive Officer YMCA Australia

POSTSCRIPT FROM THE PRESIDENT In August this year, we had great pleasure in welcoming our new Chief Executive Officer, Ron Mell, to the YMCA Australia team. We are delighted and encouraged to have someone of Ron’s proven capability, integrity and passion to lead the Movement through this next exciting phase. My colleagues on the National Board and I are particularly appreciative of the important role played by Peter Malone as Interim CEO, and the YMCA Australia staff team in guiding the Movement through this most effective transition period. Alan Morton (President, YMCA Australia)

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THE YMCA MOVEMENT IN AUSTRALIA The YMCA Movement in Australia operates in over 600 communities nationwide and is comprised of 30 independent Member Associations across Australia (as depicted below). Each of these Associations is governed by its own voluntary Board of Directors who are elected by its local members. The Associations are licensed to use the YMCA name, logos and trademarks within their specified municipality.

The National Council provides support to the Associations and encourages the sharing of resources and ideas to further the national impact of local programs.

The National Council of the YMCAs of Australia (YMCA Australia) is the federation of these independent Member Associations.

ACT NSW

YMCA of the Top End 12 sites managed

NT

YMCA Katherine 2 sites managed

Qld

YMCA Cairns 4 sites managed

SA Tas Vic WA YMCA Bundaberg 5 sites managed

YMCA Brisbane 47 sites managed

YMCA of Central Australia 3 sites managed YMCA Gayndah 1 site managed

YMCA Stanthorpe 4 sites managed

YMCA Eastern Goldfields 1 site managed YMCA Perth 48 sites managed

YMCA of Inner North East Adelaide 1 site managed

YMCA Lake Macquarie 4 sites managed

YMCA Port Pirie 3 sites managed

YMCA Canberra 28 sites managed YMCA Echuca 13 sites managed

YMCA South Australia 23 sites managed YMCA Ararat 20 sites managed

YMCA Portland 4 sites managed

YMCA Bendigo 27 sites managed

YMCA of Ballarat 24 sites managed

YMCA Victoria 120 sites managed

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YMCA Sydney 123 sites managed YMCA of Queanbeyan 4 sites managed

YMCA Whittlesea 8 sites managed

YMCA of Geelong 9 sites managed

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YMCA Great Lakes 2 sites managed

YMCA Manningham 4 sites managed YMCA Launceston 1 site managed YMCA Hobart 3 sites managed


THE YMCA MOVEMENT

YMCA Australia YMCA Australia is the governing body for YMCA operations in Australia. Areas managed by YMCA Australia include: • National partnerships • National purchasing • International Relations

• Policy & Government Relations • Communications and Branding • Licensing

Associations Associations are the entities that are responsible for YMCA operations and branches in their designated area. Areas managed at an Association level include: • Local partnerships • Service and program delivery

• State and Local Government relationships • Local engagement

YMCA Branches & Programs YMCA branches and programs are the community touchpoints to the YMCA in Australia. People at YMCAs connect through facilities such as gymnasiums, pools and accommodation; and to access a range of programs and services such as recreation and childcare etc.

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OUR PROGRAMS & SERVICES The YMCA offers a range of programs and services nationally. These areas include:

271,200 +

1 million +

Young people learnt about their environment at a YMCA camp or outdoor education program

Young people engaged in a YMCA youth service program

9.9 million +

4.4 million +

Visits to our sporting & recreation facilities.

6.4 million + Attendances at YMCA aquatic centres

Attendances in Y Children’s Services program

339,000 +

4.2 million + Attendances in health & wellbeing activities

Our People

Over 3,505 volunteers

Participation Children (0-12)

7.4 Million

Youth (13-25)

5.5 Million

Adults (26-55)

8.4 Million

Older Adults (56+)

2.6 Million

Over 13,000 staff

YMCA’s operate in 625 Locations:

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People found a home at a YMCA Accommodation facility


THE YMCA MOVEMENT

OPERATION OVERVIEW Throughout 2010-2011 the YMCA Movement had a combined turnover of $289 million, a growth of 13 per cent from the previous year. Our combined asset base is well over $200 million as we continue to diversify and grow our services. Much of the growth was due to new facility management contracts, development of social enterprises and continued growth in our existing core service areas of aquatics, child care, early learning centres and health and wellbeing. During the year the YMCA also received a significant number of grants and philanthropic donations to support the YMCAs charitable and benevolent work. The Board are appreciative of the generous support provided by government, business and individuals. The major revenue areas in 2010-2011 were as follows:

Major Revenue Areas at YMCA

Early Learning

Any financial surpluses generated by YMCA operations are either retained to build sustainable YMCAs or reinvested back into local community projects and services.

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OUR IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES The YMCA is a charitable organisation, which focuses on local community development. Our people at the Y make a significant impact on various communities around Australia. With 13,000 staff across the Movement, each brings a wealth of experiences, skills and knowledge in contributing to the continual development of our core mission to grow in body, mind and spirit.


OUR IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES

YMCA YOUTH BUS FOR VICTORIAN BUSHFIRE COMMUNITIES

Following the devastating bushfires in Victoria in 2009, YMCA Victoria focused its response on children and young people.

The YMCA also continues to provide school holiday programs in the bushfire affected communities. During term four, for example, school support was provided to:

One program which continues to have an impact on communities is the mobile (bus) youth service. The bus takes fun and games (and the internet) to young people living in Victoria’s bushfire affected regions.

• 15 primary schools reaching approximately 1,350 students • 12 secondary schools and approximately 3,000 students including leadership development programs, breakfast club, lunchtime activities, art works shops, team building exercise and motivational speakers.

Supported by the Newman’s Own Foundation, the bus has been equipped with four laptops, a WII console and games, a BBQ Trailer, Sumo suits (for wrestling), skateboards and other sports equipment. Six young people can comfortably sit inside, but it also has an annex which extends its capacity. The bus is acting as a ‘mobile youth service’ in bushfire affected communities and provides a base from which young people can connect with the Y and with each other.

Over the summer holidays five weeks of holiday programs and activities was also delivered for both primary and teens attracting approximately 1,200 attendances.

As Peter Burns, YMCA Victoria CEO said “Many children and young people lost their homes, their friends, their sense of safety, their recreation areas and their sense of belonging in the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009. It is our aim that this service will engage young people in activities that foster their reconnection to each other.”

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WORKING WITH DISADVANTAGED YOUTH YMCA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION BRISBANE

The YMCA Vocational School Clem Jones Campus opened with 46 students and five staff in July 2010. YMCA Brisbane has worked with young disengaged people for many years and understood that an effective way to impact on their lives was through providing a range of vocational services within an accredited school environment. The YMCA Vocational School Clem Jones Campus opened with 46 students and five staff in July 2010. The first YMCA school in Australia, it assists young people disengaged from mainstream education to establish social and emotional stability and then embark on appropriate work, vocational and life pathways. The school delivers an innovative curriculum to its students, which is provided in a flexible method to allow students to progress at their own pace in an open learning environment. It offers traditional courses such as Mathematics and English but also places enormous emphasis on activities such as Health and Fitness, Healthy Eating, Arts and Crafts and Personal Development.

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The subjects available teach relevant life skills such as lessons in leadership, self-esteem, and relationships as well as appropriate networking skills. When students feel they are ready, they are then supported to access work experience and vocational courses with either the YMCA or through general employers. The school also endeavours to keep students and staff active by including excursions such as beach trips to the Gold Coast, Touch Football Competitions with other schools, art classes through local community groups, library visits and Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food. Since its foundation the school has progressed from being provisionally accredited as a Special Assistance School to Full accreditation from Independent Schools Queensland and has assisted 94 young people. Currently, the school is able to enrol 61 students with a view to further expand in 2012. With its emphasis on local employer connections, the school is instrumental in placing young people in work or work experience, which 15 students are currently attending.


OUR IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES

CAMPING AT THE YMCA WITH A FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY

YMCA Geelong’s impact on community goes beyond strengthening people, families and community. It’s also impacting on the natural environment. “Hands up who has ever eaten seaweed?” asks a Queenscliff Marine Discovery Centre volunteer, dangling a long piece of kelp in front of the bemused primary school students gathered around her. “If you have ever eaten ice cream, yoghurt or jelly lollies then chances are you have eaten seaweed,” she continues, drawing an involuntary “yuk” from one of the young group. These Bacchus Marsh Primary School pupils are taking part in a fun, hands-on lesson on marine life in one of nature’s most breath-taking classrooms – on the beach, beneath tall sand-etched cliffs over-looking the sparkling waters of Port Phillip. They are among the more than 8,000 students that have filtered through the gates of the YMCA Geelong’s Camp Wyuna in the past year, gaining what Manager Andrew Kidd describes as an unforgettable insight into the tiny township’s spectacular environment. A recent Sustainability Victoria grant has enabled the installation of solar energy and water tanks at the facility. An outdoor pizza oven and carefully tendered veggie patch helps promote the camp’s green credentials. The YMCA has had a 60 year association with Queenscliff through the beachside camp but it is only in the last three years, following a multi-million dollar redevelopment, that the relationship has truly blossomed.

“Cementing the town’s educational reputation is something Camp Wyuna is not just participating in, we are actively driving it,” said Mr Kidd. To this end the camp’s team has worked hard at forging close links with other educational and tourism providers including the Victorian Government’s marine research facility, located just across the road, maritime and historical museums and the state’s oldest Army barracks, Fort Queenscliff. So popular has the camp become it is regularly forced to turn away schools, with bookings often two years in advance. To help cope with the demand the organisation recently opened the doors to YMCA Lodge – a former nursing home overlooking Swan Bay, capable of accommodating a further 50 people. “It is a very special part of the world just an hour and a half from Melbourne. Queenscliff as a destination sells itself, we simply aim to value add the experience.“

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INTENSIVE SUPPORT PLAYGROUP: EAST PILBARA WA

The Intensive Support Playgroup (ISP) Program successfully developed meaningful and respectful relationships with local Aboriginal women and their children. The program is funded through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. The ISP promotes early childhood development and contribute to an increase in child safety and wellbeing in disadvantaged families with young children. This includes developing strong parenting skills and family support practices. Often these families are isolated and the ISP contributes by building linkages to a range of community services, thereby contributing to building stronger communities. In the twelve months the ISP program has been operating, women within the playgroups have become much more confident - not only within the physical environment but also confident in their skills as a parent.

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The ISP has also commenced hosting community outreach playgroups for the local Martu Community at various locations in Newman. This provides an opportunity for families to connect with services such as the local library. By developing relationships with external support services such as the Child Health Nurse, Speech Therapist and the like, and by attending the ISP program, children will be able to transition more successfully into primary school. Relationship building with families in these communities is essential to the ongoing success of the program. The families in these communities have developed strong relationships with YMCA staff and the women and children are heavily involved in the ongoing development of the program.


OUR IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY SPIRIT IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

“I’m really proud of the centre. It epitomises what the YMCA is about- being part of something bigger” - Kerry McDonald, Broken Hill ‘Y’ Manager. Each YMCA branch responds to local needs of the community it services. Y Sydney’s vision of “Every Community Deserves a Y” is evident at the YMCA Broken Hill, part of the Y Sydney family. The YMCA of Sydney has managed the YMCA of Broken Hill since October 2010. Since then, $120,000 has been invested in facility upgrades, including new fitness equipment, new flooring, refurbished squash court and sports court, and a general upgrade to the presentation of the facility. This has benefited the community by increasing membership growth and centre attendance figures by 200 per cent. Health and Fitness Memberships have also grown from 250 to over 450 members; all benefiting from over 16 Group Fitness classes, Health Club access and crèche access.

A range of sports competitions, squash programs, OSHC services, martial arts programs, family events and an expanding innovative program mix meets the needs of the local community. All of these events are developed to improve socialisation and reduce the feeling of isolation often felt in remote communities. With Community Initiatives such as the Desert Dash 2011, an annual fun run for the community which saw over 200 participants and over 50 spectators on the day, and the ‘Dancing with Stars’ Fundraising Ball that attracted over 550 attendees and 30 participants, the Broken Hill Y is connected well to its community. “It demonstrated how these community events grow community spirit. The camaraderie of walkers, runners and participants was great to see. I know they’ll all be back in 2012 and bring their friends plus the event raised over $3,000!” Kerry McDonald, Manager, Broken Hill YMCA.

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THE BRIDGE PROJECT

The Bridge Project saves government over $8 million annually

The Cost Benefit to society is $29 million

$8 million expected annual saving through a reduction in re-offending rates

22% of participants achieved Cert III level training

80% of participants that completed 16 weeks of full placements moved to ongoing employment.

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YMCA’s Bridge project impacts on community through its work in supporting young offenders move out of the justice system. The Project, founded by YMCA Victoria, is now operated by YMCA Perth as well. The project is a program designed to reconnect young offenders with their communities through education and training, meaningful employment and workplace mentoring. With a mission to ‘rebuild young lives’, one of the primary aims of the program is breaking the cycle of re-offending. A key to success of The Bridge Project is developing a pool of employers willing to take a work placement of young person from a justice background. Current employers have proved to be admiral community partners in helping change the lives of these young people - from generational criminality to skilled and valuable contributing citizens. The Bridge Project’s ‘Whole of Community’ approach is designed to bring together individuals, businesses and various organisations in the pursuit of making a meaningful difference to the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable youth and to reduce the impact that offending has on our community. To date The Victorian Bridge Project, has placed over 175 young people in work; 60 of these were in 2011. The re-offending rate for participants is less than 2% compared with 66% amongst young people leaving custody normally re-offend and they usually do so within the first three months after release. There have been 25 jobs created in the Bridge social enterprise, YMCA ReBuild Facility Services.   The Bridge Project is currently funded by the Commonwealth Department of the Attorney General and the State Government, Department of Justice and Department of Business Innovation.  


THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YMCAs OF AUSTRALIA The National Council of the YMCAs of Australia provides support to the national Movement and encourages the sharing of resources and ideas to further the national impact of local programs.


SHARED LEADERSHIP

YMCA Australia Board - Front Row: Ron Mell (CEO), Renee Saibi, Alan Morton, Amber Grayson, Karen Carriero Back Row: Daniel Law, Tony Pederick, Richard Edwards, Peter Malone, Bruce Harris Absent: Graham Kent

THE NATIONAL BOARD The Board of the National Council of the YMCAs of Australia sets the strategic direction for the YMCA nationally, and oversees the operations of the national office. The Board is responsible for ensuring YMCAs across Australia are meeting the standards expected of its Member Associations. The Board has 10 directors that are elected by the YMCA Australia membership and an additional 2 directors that are recruited by the Board. As of 30 June, 2011 the Board consisted of: Alan Morton – President B. Arch (Hons) RAIA Board Member since 2006. Elected President 2008. Alan is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects and is a Director of Morton Dunn Architects, a regional architectural practice with offices in Ballarat and Geelong, specialising in community development projects. Alan has served as President on the Boards of Ballarat YMCA and YMCA Victoria.  He continues to serve on the Board of YMCA Victoria which he joined in the mid 1990’s. Graham Kent - Vice President MPA Board Member since 2009. A Superintendent and executive leader with Victoria Police, Graham has a strong background of activism and leadership within his workforce, including six years as Assistant Secretary to the Police Association. Currently he is Commander of the Brimbank Police Division in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Graham has a keen interest in the not-for-profit sector, recognising that the viability, integrity and commitment of the sector is essential to building stronger communities. He stays fit & active through interests in cycling and swimming. Bruce Harris – Treasurer FCCA, FAICD, FAIM, FPNA, FNTAA Board member since 1999. Elected Treasurer 2004. Bruce is a Chartered Certified Accountant who has over 35 years experience in accounting and business. He is a Director, National Treasurer and Chair of the Business Advisory Committee of YMCA Australia and has been an active member of the YMCA Eastern Goldfields Board for over 18 years. Daniel Law BCom, LL.B Board member since 2009. Daniel is a Legal Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary at Woodside Petroleum and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the WA Supreme Court. Daniel is the Chair of YMCA Perth’s Governance Committee and has been the Vice President of the Perth YMCA Board since 2008.

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YMCA AUSTRALIA Renee Saibi B Arts/B Law, LLM Board member since 2009. Renee was a delegate at the World Council of YMCAs World Alliance meeting in July 2010. Renee is currently a Human Resources Business Manager and brings over 9 years of experience in Industrial Relations and Employee Relations and Law. Amber Grayson LL.B, BEnvSc Board member since 2009. Amber is a solicitor with MRH Lawyers in Bundaberg and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2007. Amber works predominantly in Commercial Law, Planning and Environment Law. Amber is also a board member for YMCA Bundaberg. Richard Edwards OAM CA, FCA Board member since 1982. Richard is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has over 35 years experience as a partner in various National and International firms of Chartered Accountants. He has been involved with the YMCA of Brisbane for over 30 years and is currently on their Board. He was awarded a medal of The Order of Australia in the General Division on the Queen’s Birthday 2001 honours list for service to the community. Karen Carriero GAICD, MLM Board Member since 2009. Karen is the Director of Marketing at Curtin University. She has a wealth of experience in marketing, public relations, strategic planning & brand strategy. Karen recently completed her term as President of YMCA Perth and remains on the Board. Her senior management experience was gained working for the RAC, Commonwealth Bank and BankWest. Peter Malone AdvDip Bus Mgt, Dip AgrSc Board member since 1999. Peter’s training and qualifications revolve around agricultural science, business management, industrial relations and human resources. He recently retired from a managerial position within the Victorian Department of Justice and has been a standing Board member of YMCA Bendigo for 22 years. Peter is an active participant in his local community, serving on several community committees including the local CFA, and is a member of the Bendigo Sustainability Group. Tony Pederick OAM JP FCPA, FCIS, FAICD Board Member since 2008. Tony has been a member of the YMCA for over 20 years and has over 40 years experience in business, including serving on various company, Local Government Council and Government Boards, as well as Community Groups and has served on the Board of YMCA Inner North East Adelaide and YMCA Adelaide. THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM (NLT) The purpose of the NLT is to provide leadership to the YMCA Movement on strategic and operational matters and advice to the YMCA Australia CEO and Board. Current members of the NLT are: Alan Bray Peter Burns Phillip Hare Colin Hunt

CEO CEO CEO CEO

YMCA YMCA YMCA YMCA

Brisbane Victoria Sydney Geelong

Ross Krywood Jenny McCombe Anita Rank

CEO YMCA Perth CEO YMCA Canberra CEO YMCA Portland

CEO FORUM The CEOs of all YMCA Associations meet twice yearly through the CEO Forum to discuss matters of importance to the YMCA Movement in Australia. These Forums provide a great opportunity for discussing national ideas and initiatives, sharing best practice, professional development and networking. LIFE GOVERNORS • A Abbey AM • IC Howard • Rt Rev K Mason AM

• GF Wheeler AM • E Boyson MBE • DJ Davis OAM

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VOLUNTEER AWARDS Each year the YMCA recognises the work carried out by individuals and Associations across the Movement in areas that encompass benevolent and volunteer work. These awards act as a means of identifying, encouraging and often funding the inspirational work being carried out by volunteers within the National Movement. A sub-committee of the YMCA Australia Board reviews all nominations, and selects the eventual award recipients.

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Volunteer Program Award

Winner: Victorian Youth Parliament Program

The YMCA Volunteer Program Award is a national Volunteering Working Group initiative, and aims to reward an Association for the development and implementation of a program that demonstrates best practice in volunteer engagement.

The program culminates in a weeklong residential camp, which in 2010 took place at Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp, Mt Evelyn. The Program, which aims to provide a state forum for young people to express their views on matters which concern them, received the Award for enabling and promoting young people’s participation in formulating and publicly debating ideas and opinions on issues of community concern, using democratic processes.

Exemplary Volunteer Service Award

Winner: Sue Green

The YMCA Exemplary Volunteer Service Award seeks to highlight the work of a YMCA Volunteer who has gone ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ for their Association during the previous 12 months.

Sue’s volunteer work truly reflects YMCA core values as she provides invaluable service to the community. Sue really cares about the school students by ensuring no child misses out on access to the Brisbane breakfast program she volunteers at.

Young Volunteer of the Year Award

Winner: Brad Moedt

The YMCA Young Volunteer of the Year Award seeks to highlight exceptional service over the previous 12 months, carried out by young volunteers. The recipient must be ‘a young person’, as defined by the Australian YMCA Movement, i.e. under the age of 30.

Brad is constantly working on camps and over the past 12 months he has volunteered nearly 3,000 hours of his time on various programs within the Youth Leadership and Development Unit at YMCA Victoria.

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YMCA’S APPEARANCE ON UNDERCOVER BOSS

Watched by over 630,000 Australian viewers, it was a great opportunity to show some great stories from around the Y. The YMCA was approached in 2010 to participate in the Undercover Boss series. Being the only charity ever to appear in the show and to be given the chance to communicate the amazing work that happens at the Y, it was an opportunity that was too good to miss. YMCA’s involvement in Undercover Boss featured in an episode of the second season of Undercover Boss Australia on Monday 24th October. For the show, YMCA Australia Chief Operating Officer, Nick Cox went undercover as ‘a potential staff member’ and enjoyed uncovering some great stories that reflect the Y’s diversity

in terms of great people, programs and services across the nation. Along the way he cleaned a few toilets, scrubbed graffiti off walls, helped run activities for kids on camp, in the pool and in children’s services. The YMCA’s appearance on the show received an overwhelmingly positive response. Evoking a strong sense of pride from our people and inspired many others wanting to be part of the Y by volunteering, partnering or working with us.

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WORKING WITH GOVERNMENT

YMCA TRAINING

2011 saw a continuation of our strong relationship with Federal Government. The YMCA Australia made several written submissions to government over the course of the year, including:

The YMCA has been delivering education and training courses to YMCA staff and volunteers since the 1960’s. The Institute was established to:

• Submission to the Federal Treasurer highlighting our expectations in relation to: o Not-for-profit sector reform; o Support for rural and regional Australia; o Social inclusion; o Youth policy and services; o Preventative health and wellbeing; o Early childhood education and care reform; and o Disability sector reform. • Submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee Inquiry into mechanisms and options for the development of a capital market for social economy organisations • Submission in response to the briefing paper on the scoping study for a national not-for-profit regulator YMCA Australia also continued its advocacy through active participation in various Peak Bodies, including: • Community Council for Australia • National Roundtable of Non-Profit Organisations • NFP Roundtable for the introduction of a national Children’s & Young Person’s Commissioner • ACOSS • AYAC – The national Peak Body for Youth Affairs • Physical Activity Australia • SkillsHub • Service Skills Australia • Austswim • Parks & Leisure Australia • RLSSA • Surf Lifesaving Australia • Australian Childhood Foundation • Australian Community Childcare • Coalition of Organisations Committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of Australia’s Children

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• Assist all YMCAs more effectively to meet our common mission through better skilled staff and volunteers and • Establish a community focussed training capability for the YMCA Movement The Institute is a privately Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which provides the authority to offer Nationally recognised and accredited vocational courses in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, in all States and Territories. YMCA Australia is the primary holder of this registration and it delegates the delivery of its training through campuses based in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. A number of new nationally accredited courses were delivered throughout the year as well as many of the existing courses currently on its scope of registration. These include; Aquatics, Business Management, Child Care, Fitness, First Aid, Sport, and Recreation Management. The Institute provided training for full time, part time and school based traineeships at Certificate II, III, and IV as well as Diploma level qualifications. Throughout 2010-2011 there were significant industry changes being driven by COAG and DEEWR that had an impact on the training market in which the YMCA operates. These changes and government reforms are designed to respond to a changing workforce and a demand for higher qualifications and in particular a focus on those people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Throughout 2011 the YMCA has undertaken an extensive review of its educational and training model. A new Institute structure and new business model is planned in order to meet the demands of increasing compliance requirements and in order for us to respond to a growing but highly competitive training and education market.


“AN EFFECTIVE LEADER HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN EFFECTIVE LEARNER. THE PARADIGM FOR SUCCESS IN THE YMCA TODAY IS ONE OF LIFELONG LEARNING MORE THAN EVER BEFORE.”


YMCA E-STORE YMCA E-Store Pty Ltd is a proprietary limited business, owned by YMCA Associations, established in 2003 to provide YMCA branded products for wholesale and retail marketplaces.

International sales also continue to grow, with New Zealand now a major trading partner in the sales of YMCA branded products and apparel, and external retail opportunities emerging.

Since inception, YMCA Merchandising has relied on the goodwill of suppliers to procure, develop, manufacture, finance, import, warehouse and freight all products.

E-Store maintained a consistent income stream, in a difficult economic climate with a turnover in excess of $2.5 million.

Over the past three years YMCA E-Store has embarked on a program to secure all stock and operate their warehouse and trade in a hands-on perspective, thus ensuring improved quality and pricing. Sales increased by 13.5%, while overall profit increased by 23%.


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FINANCIAL OVERVIEW The National Council of YMCAs of Australia (YMCA Australia) continues to maintain a secure financial position after a challenging financial period.

Statement of Comprehensive Income For the Year Ended 30 June 2011 Consolidated 2011 $ Revenue

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2010 $

2011 $

2010 $

4,862,767

4,349,882

4,862,767

4,349,882

Other income

53,310

149,321

53,310

149,321

Share of profits of associates accounted for using the equity method

37, 279

30,000

-

-

(1,717,128)

(1,357,261)

(1,717,128)

(1,357,261)

(227,052)

(230,740)

(227,052)

(230,740)

(1,893,492)

(1,863,805)

(1,893,492)

(1,863,805)

Administration & Office Costs

(233,557)

(238,180)

(233,557)

(238,180)

Project Expenses

(554,381)

(546,983)

(554,381)

(546,983)

(61,522)

(107,305)

(61,522)

(107,305)

(333,521)

(353,952)

(333,521)

(353,952)

(67,297)

(169,023)

(104,576)

(199,023)

-

-

-

-

(67,297)

(169,023)

(104,576)

(199,023)

(247,781)

(46,717)

(247,781)

(46,717)

98,272

253,590

98,272

253,590

-

451,091

-

451,091

Employee Benefits Expense Depreciation, amortisation & impairments Premiums, Affiliations & Rebates

Loss on sale of investments Travel & Other Expenses Profit before income tax Taxation Profit for the year

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME: Insurance Reserve Movement Unrealised Gain on Investments Asset revaluation reserve movement Other comprehensive income for the year, net of tax

(149,509)

657,964

(149,509)

657,964

Total comprehensive income for the year

(216,806)

488,941

(254,085)

(458,941)

(67,297)

(169,023)

(104,576)

(199,023)

(216,806)

488,941

(254,085)

458,941

Profit attributable to: Members of the parent entity Total comprehensive income attributable to: Members of the parent entity

A copy of the audited financial statement for YMCA Australia is available upon request.

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FINANCIAL OVERVIEW CONT. Statement of Financial Position For the Year Ended 30 June 2011

ASSETS

Consolidated 2011 ($)

Parent

2010 ($)

2011 ($)

2010 ($)

CURRENT ASSETS Cash & cash equivalents

2,067,345

2,275,193

2,067,345

2,275,193

329,615

416,405

329,613

416,403

1,039,597

1,182,589

1,039,597

1,182,589

235,440

87,779

235,440

87,779

3,671,997

3,961,966

3,671,995

3,961,964

155,232

117,953

-

-

10

10

12,012

12,012

2,118,725

2,214,809

2,118,725

2,214,809

4,157

4,793

4,157

4,793

TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

2,278,124

2,337,565

2,134,894

2,231,614

TOTAL ASSETS

5,950,121

6,299,531

5,806,889

6,193,578

Trade & other receivables Other financial assets Other assets TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS NON-CURRENT ASSETS Investments accounted for using the equity method Financial assets Property, plant & equipment Intangible assets

LIABILITIES

Consolidated 2011 ($)

Parent

2010 ($)

2011 ($)

2010 ($)

CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade & other payables

266,449

280,113

266,449

280,113

1,172

-

1,172

-

Provisions

305,267

482,913

305,267

482,913

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

572,888

763,026

572,888

763,026

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES Long-term provisions

90,226

22,692

90,226

22,692

TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

90,226

22,692

90,226

22,692

663,114

785,718

663,114

785,718

5,287,007

5,513,813

5,143,775

5,407,860

Borrowings

TOTAL LIABILITIES NEW ASSETS

EQUITY

Consolidated 2011 ($)

2010 ($)

2011 ($)

2010 ($)

Reserves

1,357,436

1,506,945

1,357,436

1,506,945

Retained earnings

3,929,571

4,006,868

3,786,339

3,900,915

TOTAL EQUITY

5,287,007

5,513,813

5,143,775

5,407,860

A copy of the audited financial statement for YMCA Australia is available upon request.

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Parent

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