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Young women making positive life choices YWCA of Greater Wellington 2011 Annual Report 105th edition


President’s message Our YWCA has for the past 12 months relied solely on volunteers. The move from resourcing our objectives using paid employees to relying on volunteer support came with challenges and rewards. For the first time in over 10 years, I am pleased to report we have come out at 31 December with a respectable figure on our balance sheet. This could not have been the case without so many hours of strategic planning and prioritising at board and committee levels. In times of a struggling global economy and immense pressure on local funding, we have done extremely well to make our goal to see our financial statements look as healthy and stable as we could. We are particularly proud of two major activities in the past year — the alcohol and self defence pilot programme for Year 10 women, and the Cinderella Sale. Both activities were derived from the 2010 research we commissioned, which has been put to good use in setting our YWCA’s agenda for young women’s development in the Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua regions. The work of Vice President Rachel Williams who led the funding work, and Programmes Committee chair Sue Hanrahan are to be commended for making the plans reality. My personal YWCA highlights this year include being invited to speak by Minister Hekia Parata at Parliament for the annual Suffrage breakfast, and our board winning the national ‘2011 Exemplar of Age Diversity in Governance Award’ by Springboard New Zealand. This award demonstrates our local commitment to the World YWCA philosophy of fostering intergenerational leadership. With over 50% of our board under 30 years of age, we are a truly diverse board of women, that supports and empowers women’s leadership. It was this story I shared at Parliament, and it was well received by the mixed audience of MPs, government officials, NGO and business leaders. For seven years, the YWCA has been my learning ground for good governance, relationship building and networking. Never did I realise how much volunteering as a board member for an organisation that prioritises young women’s leadership would get me to where I am today — both in terms of my professional career and personal network. It has allowed me to connect locally, nationally and internationally through one of the largest global women’s organisations involving and empowering over 25 million women and girls. I hand over the role of President to the very capable and determined Jennifer Fischer, who has taught me valuable skills during our year together on the board. We in the YWCA constantly demonstrate what we learn from others — particularly from those that are younger than ourselves. Jen will break the same record for the Wellington YWCA as I did, by being the youngest President in our history. Long live the leadership of young women in the YWCA movement. Be free and fearless to make as many mistakes as I did, and seek influential supporters to push the agenda of young women’s issues throughout the Greater Wellington region. Namaste and kia kaha wahine ma. Vanisa Dhiru President

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Treasurer’s report 2011 has shown significant improvement for the overall finances of the YWCA of Greater Wellington. The change from paid staff to volunteer support has reduced our output, however our prudence in spending has moved our operating deficit from $89,000 to $1,500. We are fortunate to have held $15,000 in grants over to 2012, allowing some breathing space for the organisation to ensure we utilise funding in the best and most appropriate way possible. The financial reports later in this report show some increase in advertising and promotional spend. This is due to the promotion of the Cinderella Sale and Cocktales events which have been wise investments to profile our organisation in regions outside of Wellington City and at Victoria University. Though we had an increase in volunteer hours, there has been in 2011 a decrease in volunteer expenses since 2010. This reflects the training costs which were associated with our previous leadership programme Discover. We anticipate volunteer expenses in 2012 to be much higher with an increased work programme. The pro-bono support by KPMG for our audit is appreciated and important. We are grateful for their support to us, including allowing us to use their premises for board and committee meetings throughout the year. Fundraising from Bikram Yoga classes and the Cinderella Sale have supported our operational expenses. There were also two significant profiling opportunities undertaken by our President with Bell Gully Women’s Group and the Auckland Women’s Indian Association group, whom gifted the YWCA with large donations for Vanisa’s time. Membership numbers have fallen since the previous year, which brings to light a key target for 2012. We are thankful to our regular givers Gay Keating, Marion Wood and Judith Nathan for their ongoing support. With the use of new accounting software Xero, we will be able to invoice members up front for member fees prior to the AGM. The Maori Women’s Transfer Fund remains under administration by the YWCA of Greater Wellington. No applications were received in 2011, so no money has moved from these accounts in 2011. The fund is not featured in our audited accounts, as we only administer the fund. Ongoing promotion and purpose of this fund will be addressed by the new strategy that the YWCA board will discuss and develop in early 2012. Alignment of our work to the strategic priorities of the YWCA movement in New Zealand will determine budgeting requirements going forward. We look forward to understanding the national movement’s work programmes to align our work in Wellington for young women with that of other YWCA associations around the country. Our goal in 2012 is to ensure an operating profit by 31 December. We will be taking very good care of our spending and by moving out of our premises in July, significant savings will be made, and efficiencies sorted for our operational work. Jennifer Fischer Treasurer

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Strategy and Operations Vision: Young women making positive life choices. 2011 was year two of the strategic plan for the YWCA. Our achievements and self assessment on our contribution to the young women of the Greater Wellington region are presented below.

Strategic goals and actions in 2011 DELIVER DEMAND DRIVEN PROGRAMMES FOR THE WOMEN OF WELLINGTON   • Programme Committee developed ‘Thriving in Social Situations’ alcohol and self defence programme pilot for three Wellington high schools to be delivered in four classrooms.   • Advocacy topics approved in 2010: Alcohol, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Violence against Women, Emergency Housing (in Wellington)   •  One Encore programme was funded and completed in Porirua.

ATTAIN FINANCIAL STABILITY OF THE ASSOCIATION   •  2011 year run as a volunteer led organisation, with expenses reimbursed where appropriate.   •  Alcohol and self defence programme delivery begun after full programme funding confirmed.   • Fundraising with Entertainment Books, movie screenings and the Cinderella Sale (Wellington, Lower Hutt and online) completed.   •  Donor retention with monthly donations scheme, Friends of the YWCA continued.   •  Continued sales of ‘Our Secretary in China’ book released in 2010.   •  Over $25,000 funding secured for new programme development (self defence/alcohol) in 2011

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Cinderella Sale

BUILD AND RETAIN MEMBERSHIP BY 50% PER YEAR   • 30 members in 2011, decrease from 2010 –­ though volunteers involved in the organisation has doubled.   •  New membership policy introduced to ensure payment of fees covers calendar year.   •  Monthly e-newsletters and event invites distributed to a 220+ database of members and stakeholders.   • Six young women (and two male) WelTec students conducted membership and volunteer recruitment/retention plans for the YWCA of Greater Wellington board.

RAISE AWARENESS OF THE YWCA IN THE WELLINGTON REGION   • Female Condom information (Cocktales) session delivered at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) in association with Positive Women during VUW’s Women’s Fest.   • Cinderella Sale fundraising activities attracting potential new members and interest in corporate/ businesses in Lower Hutt and Wellington regions.   • YWCA representative invited to speak by the Minister at the Parliament Suffrage Day breakfast; and at Zonta Wellington, National Council of Women Wellington and Federation of Graduate Women Wellington meetings.   • Attendance at various functions and meetings for YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand and community organisations in Wellington.

ASSURE CONTINUITY OF SERVICES AND OPERATIONS   • Full payment of YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand association fees and levies for the first time in many years.   • Representation on board of YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand and national Change Process Working Group.   •  Physical office space leased to four subtenants, including the YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand.   •  Continued pro bono support from KPMG for financial audit and venue use.   • Policy review timetable reviewed by Board. Operational procedures for accounts, fundraising, health and safety, membership and office maintenance documented and maintained.

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2011 highlights Thriving in Social Situations – Y’s Up to Alcohol In 2010, we commissioned research to better understand the development needs that young women regard as priorities for life. The findings report five key areas: self protection, finance and budgeting, jobs and careers, relationships, and cooking. Our strategy is to engage with young women in Year 10, and to follow this cohort through their schooling offering a different priority learning theme in each year. It is hoped that this strategy will cement relationships between these young women and the YWCA of Greater Wellington, encouraging them in later years to continue to develop and serve future generations as those that have gone before. Relating to the theme of self-protection, the YWCA of Greater Wellington has embarked on a programme of activities that aims to delay and reduce the use of alcohol by those young women who choose to drink, and provide strategies to reduce alcohol-related harm. Research in New Zealand shows a culture in which drunkenness and drinking large amounts on each drinking occasion is regarded as acceptable. Three groups in particular – young people, Maori and Pacific - experience a disproportionate amount of alcohol related harm and are at the greatest risk of incurring that harm. In May 2010 we made a submission to a Wellington City Council sub-committee regarding a new bylaw to restrict drinking in public. In May 2011, we partnered with St Mary’s College on a Youth Week activity, and in July we were invited by Alcohol Action NZ to present at their national conference at Te Papa in Wellington. Throughout 2011, our major activity has been to develop and pilot a course for Year 10 students in three Wellington based schools. In this course – Thriving in Social Situations – young women learn about alcohol and its effect on their health and behaviour, but more importantly, they develop the confidence to make safe choices in social situations. The course also includes a session for parents as they have a significant influence on their daughter’s decision to drink. In August 2011, YWCA board member Sue Hanharan was presented by Her Worship the Mayor, Celia Wade-Brown a ‘Safety in the City Award’, for her leadership to create the pilot programme. The school course has been independently evaluated and initial responses are very favourable. The YWCA continues to work through the findings of the pilot in 2012. Sincere thanks are due our funders: ACC; Nikau Foundation; TG Macarthy Trust; Wellington City Council; Wellington Methodist Charitable and Educational Endowments Trust; and Winton and Margaret Bear Charitable Trust. We also appreciate the support of our course facilitators, advisors and others who have given us the confidence to embark on this project: Anny da Silva Freitas; Darcy Mellsop (Protect Self-Defence); Murray Trenberth (WellTrust); Mirjana Vilke and Sarah Coddington-Lawson (WelTec); Sarah Helm (ALAC); Inspector Simon Perry (Wellington Police); and in the participating schools, Marilyn Slack; Wellington East Girls’ College; Gail Ives, Wellington Girls’ College and Martin Kaulback, St Catherine’s College.

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Thriving in Social Situations Utilising students for support – Weltec research projects As in 2010, the YWCA commissioned two student teams from Weltec Applied Management to work on operational plans for workstreams. Two reports were completed – a membership engagement strategy and volunteer engagement strategy. Both projects involved four students per team and were presented to the board with recommendations for implementation. Both plans will be implemented in 2012 by the organisation for membership growth and volunteer retention. The YWCA acknowledge the support of Weltec’s lecturer Rob Nelson for his ongoing support to ensure great recommendations are produced for the YWCA.

Age diversity acknowledged – Springboard award The YWCA of Greater Wellington board was named the ‘2011 Exemplar of Age Diversity in Governance’ by Springboard New Zealand. In 2011, six of the 12 person board were under 30 and all executive positions on the board (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) were held by young, up and coming leaders. Each year, Springboard New Zealand recognises an organisation that is an exemplar in regards to age diversity on their board. The award gave national acknowledgement to the organisation and included governance training as a reward. There is a 25% young women constitutional requirement for YWCAs in New Zealand. We are excited to have been recognised nationally by Springboard for the diversity we provide to our membership and the local community we serve.

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Cinderella Sale Volunteers

2011 events Cinderella Sale We all remember the excitement of our first school ball. However, the cost for such a glamour event can be out of reach for many young women and their parents. As well as a new dress there are the added costs of hair styling, make up, shoes, manicures…the list can go on. To try and make the school ball more accessible to all young women, we held our first ‘Cinderella Sale’, where pre-loved ball dresses were sold to local school girls at reasonable prices (between $25–45). Purchasers entered a lucky dip with one lucky young woman winning a voucher towards new shoes for the ball. Our collection of pre-loved dresses from members of the community produced some gorgeous gowns. Two sales were held, one in Lower Hutt and one in Wellington city. We sold further dresses via Trade Me. The Lower Hutt sale started with a bang with girls and their mothers lining up outside waiting for us to open the doors! The excitement was palpable with the girls having a great time trying on a range of dresses. The local media was in attendance capturing images of the fun and joy of the day. The sale gave us an opportunity to connect with a large range of members of our community, from those who donated dresses, to the young women and their parents who attended the sales. Parents endorsed our belief that our concept was sound, and such a sale was a great idea - paying $30 for a dress was much more palatable than the $120–150 minimum cost to buy a new dress. This has affirmed our plans to ensure we provided this service again in 2012. A big thank you to all of our volunteers, those who donated dresses, and the girls and mothers who attended our sales. We would also like to acknowledge the support of Bell Gully and the National Council of Women New Zealand, who were collection points for the garments.

Cinderella Sale

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Cocktales at VUW

Cocktales at VUW Free pizzas and mocktails (non alcoholic cocktails) were the drawcard for a female condom workshop, “Cocktales” in September at Victoria University during Women’s Fest. The free event hosted by the YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand and Positive Women was linked to the United Nations Paper Doll campaign, aiming to promote greater investment by governments in female condoms, as well as the education and programming needed to support their use through this campaign. YWCA of Greater Wellington volunteers ran and hosted the evening to illustrate the growing, worldwide demand for female condoms by creating massive chains of paper dolls, each one with a personal message that reflects one person’s thoughts on female condoms. The workshop was a safe space for young women to discuss and learn about this contraception method which can protect against pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs. It was also delivered in other regions of New Zealand with YWCAs.

Fundraising at the flicks – Desert Flower & The Help Two films were screened for YWCA supporters – Desert Flower in January and The Help for Suffrage Day in September Desert Flower is based on the bestselling autobiography of super-model turned activist Waris Dirie, Desert Flower tackles an important and discomforting issue: female circumcision. The Help is based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon. Three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that broke societal rules and put them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realisation that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed. Both movies proved to be popular with members and supporters alike. Thanks to Trade Aid Wellington, PACE and personal donors for the raffle prizes.

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Statement of Service Provision Target: Lead organisation with young women in governance 2010 Baseline

2010 Target

2011 Actual

2011 Result

<30 years

6

6

6

31+ years

5

6

6

Total

11

12

12

Target: Support women in the community through skill building, leadership and volunteer opportunities 2010 Baseline

2011 Target

2011 Actual

2011 Result

Governance

10

12

12

Alcohol work

-

140

140

Encore

10

12

8

Maori women

0

1

1

Information sessions

16

20

73

Total

26

185

234

2010 Baseline

2011 Target

2011 Actual

2011 Result

<30 years

24

50

10

31+ years

42

55

20

Total

66

105

30

Target: Increase membership by 50%

Target: Increase revenue and support ($NZ)

10

2010 Baseline

2011 Target

2011 Actual

2011 Result

Fundraising

5,143

7,500

4,365

Grants

68,518

25,000

30,955

Pro-bono*

6,690

6,690

5,438

Total

80,351

39,190

40,758


Target: Increase use of volunteers across the organisation 2010 Baseline

2011 Target

2011 Actual

2011 Result

Governance

11

12

12

Committees

8

12

18

Programmes

8

-

-

Operational

19

20

21

Total

34

44

51

Target: Increase of voluntary service (hours) 2010 Baseline

2011 Target

2011 Actual

2011 Result

Governance

750

650

576

Committees

196

250

220

Programmes

832

300

410

Operational

0

300

622

1778

1500

1828

Total

Target: Male participation in YWCA activities 2010 Baseline

2011 Target

2011 Actual

2011 Result

Volunteers

1

2

3

Event attendance

0

5

5

Total

1

7

8

* Pro-bono support has been valued accordingly.

SUPPORT TAKEN

2010 VALUE (NZD)

2011 VALUE (NZD)

1,080.00

300.00

Venue: KPMG ($60/session)

680.00

288.00

Raffle prizes – Suffrage events (The Help)

100.00

175.00

Raffle prizes – Movie night (Desert Flower)

330.00

175.00

Audit

4,500.00

4,500.00

Value

6,690.00

5,438.00

Room hire: Kiwibank/universities/school halls ($60/session)

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2011 Financial performance INCOME

Note

2011 ($)

2010 ($)

Grants

2

30,955

68,518

Rental

3

25,590

20,516

Donations

4

7,495

7,350

Interest

3,484

6,834

Dividend

2,882

1,664

549

267

70,955

105,149

Other Total income

LESS EXPENSES Personnel

5

2,476

105,997

Accommodation

6

33,722

34,243

Office and administration

7

20,925

45,333

Programmes

8

15,290

6,215

Total expenses

72,413

191,788

Operating surplus/(deficit)

(1,458)

(86,639)

-

(37,914)

Less: Unrealised loss on listed investments Less: Impairment loss on deposits

9

(10,154)

(3,600)

Add: Realised gain on investments

9

4,328

-

(7,285)

(128,153)

2011 ($)

2010 ($)

131,100

259,253

(7,284)

(128,153)

123,816

131,100

Net surplus/(deficit) for the year

Equity Balance at beginning of year Net surplus/(deficit) for the year Balance at end of year

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2011 Financial position

Note

Equity

2011 ($)

2010 ($)

123,816

131,100

49,185

37,855

649

85

-

2,122

177

177

50,011

40,239

REPRESENTED BY: CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Accounts receivable GST receivable Prepayments Total current assets

NON-CURRENT ASSETS Investments

9

93,025

104,052

Property, plant and equipment

10

1,207

1,627

94,232

105,679

144,244

145,918

15,311

10,200

GST payable

594

-

PAYE payable

106

2,328

4,416

2,290

20,427

14,818

123,816

131,100

Total non-current assets

Total assets

CURRENT LIABILITIES Grants received but not yet disbursed

2

Accounts payable Total current liabilities

Net Assets

ON BEHALF OF THE TRUSTEES

President

Treasurer

Date

Date

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Notes to the Financial Statements 1. Statement of Accounting Policies REPORTING ENTITY These financial statements are for the reporting entity encompassing the operations of the YWCA of Greater Wellington (the Association). The Association runs programmes to help develop and educate young women. The YWCA is a not-for-profit entity and registered under the Charities Act as a charitable organisation. The financial statements are prepared in New Zealand dollars. BASIS OF PREPARATION These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with NZ GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) recognised by the accounting profession in New Zealand. They comply with the requirements of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. The Association qualifies for differential reporting exemptions under the Framework for Differential Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, as it is not publicly accountable and is not classified as large. Accordingly, the Association has taken advantage of all differential reporting exemptions. GOING CONCERN The Association has incurred a deficit for the year of $7,284 (2010: $128,153) and as at 31 December 2011 has net assets of $123,815 (2010: $131,100). The deficit in the current year is mainly the result of the write-off of investements in failed finance companies. The financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which reflects the continuity of normal business activities and the realisation of assets and liabilities in the ordinary course of business.

BASIS OF MEASUREMENT The financial statements are prepared on an historical cost basis with the exception of some investments which are at fair value. Accrual accounting is used to match expenses with revenues. The financial statements have been prepared on a GST exclusive basis except for Accounts payables and Receivables.

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Significant Accounting Policies REVENUES Grants are initially recorded as a liability upon receipt and then recognised as revenue when associated expenditure is incurred. Fees received in advance of a course are recorded as a current liability and recognised as revenue when the course is held. Interest and rental income is recognised when earned. All other revenue is recognised when received. The operation of the Association is dependent on the voluntary sernvices of Volunteers. Due to the inherent difficult in determining the value of the donated services with sufficient reliability, donated services are not recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance. EXPENSES Depreciation is provided at rates calculated to allocate the cost of an asset, less any estimated residual value, over its estimated useful life. Other expenses are recognised when incurred. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT Property, plant and equipment are recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation. Computer and photocopying equipment are depreciated in accordance with the straight line methodology over a three year period. All other equipment is depreciated over five years. LEASES Leases are recognised as operating leases and not recognised in the Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement of financial position but are disclosed separately in the notes. TAXATION The Association is a charitable organisation and is exempt from income tax but is a GST registered organisation. ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE Accounts receivables are recorded at the amount expected to be received in cash. This value is after writing off non-recoverable amounts. No provision is made for doubtful debts. INVESTMENTS Investments are recorded at fair value and are periodically assessed for impairment. Any impairment is to be recognised to the profit or loss when identified. CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES The accounting policies adopted are consistent with those of the previous year.

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2. Grants

a) Grant Revenue The below listed grants have either been received during the financial year, or have been received prior to 2010 and taken as income this year as per the policy outlined in Note 1 - Revenue. The grants are either GST exempt or exclude GST where appropriate. Grants have been provided from the following organisations:

$

2011 Alcohol Safety programme

Encore programme

Funded rent

Accident Compensation Corporation Nikau Foundation TG Macarthy Trust Wellington Methodist Charitable and Educational Endowments Department of Internal Affairs (COGS) Winton & Margaret Bear Trust Mana Community Grants Foundation Porirua City Council

5,000 5,000 4,500 2,608 3,450 4,348

24,906

3,043 700

3,743

New Zealand Communities Trust

870

Discover fundraising

1,436

Total grants

30,955

2010 Discover programme

TG Macarthy Trust (Public Trust) Nikau Foundation Trust Southern Trust Winton & Margaret Bear Trust

$

$

5,000 5,000 10,000 10,000

30,000

Discover fundraising Encore programme Other grants

2,668 SPARC via YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand Pub Charity (Photocopier) NZ Lotteries Environment and Heritage New Horizons Trust Award via Barbara Francis

Funded rent

NZ Community Trust

Discover fundraising

Hutt City Council Community Development Fund Hutt Mana Charitable Trust NZ Lotteries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS)

Total grants

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$

3,820

2,100 4,930 2,500

9,530

3,000

5,000 5,000 9,500

19,500 68,518


b) Grants classified as liabilities The following grants are classed as liabilities as at 31 December 2011 as per the policy outlined in Note 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Revenue. 2011 ($)

2010 ($)

-

4,500

4,659

5,000

435

-

-

700

W&M Bear Trust (for 2011 Alcohol Safety programme)

5,217

-

Wellington City Council (for 2011 Alcohol Safety programme)

5,000

-

15,311

10,200

Office tenancies

25,590

20,516

Total

25,590

20,516

YWCA member donation

1,513

1,597

General donations

1,617

610

Fundraising

4,365

5,143

Total

7,495

7,350

-

99,572

458

509

-

165

720

679

1,298

4,009

-

1,063

2,476

105,997

TG Macarthy Trust via Public Trust (for 2011 Alcohol Safety programme) Nikau Foundation Trust (for 2011 Alcohol Safety programme) NZ Drug Foundation (for 2011 Alcohol Safety programme) Porirua City Council Community Development Fund (2011 Encore programme)

Total

3. Rental

4. Donations

5. Personnel expenses Salaries ACC Levy Recruitment Supervision and training Volunteers expenses Kiwisaver Total

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6. Accomodation expenses

2011 ($)

2010 ($)

29,500

29,860

Electricity and gas

2,230

2,014

Insurance

1,413

2,010

579

359

33,732

34,243

1,300

490

Audit fee

-

-

Bank fees

45

292

Communications

1,829

5,735

Couriers and transport

1,163

1,965

420

473

15

250

IT and accounting services

1,661

5,841

Fundraising expenses

1,659

3,397

Photocopying / printing

1,862

4,095

Postage

249

307

Stationery

438

1,762

9,000

11,700

250

568

Other

1,034

1,738

Total

20,925

38,613

181

3,239

3,106

1,324

-

1,559

10,024

6,720

1,979

93

-

-

15,290

12,935

Rent and maintenence

Security services Total

7. Office and administration expenses Advertising and publicity

Depreciation / asset write-offs Donations granted

YWCA National levy / World Council and RS Pledge National meeting attendance

8. Programme expenses Food / catering Venue hire Special events Professional consultation Programme participants costs Programme development Total

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9. Investments

2011 ($)

2010 ($)

Shares in listed company

33,248

37,400

Secured deposits

59,777

66,652

Total

93,025

104,052

Secured deposits comprise secured debenture investments in St Laurence Limited, Strategic Finance Limited and Dominion Finance Limited. All the investments are frozen as all the holding companies are in receivership. The investments have been assessed as being impaired and consequently written down to reflect the expected recoverable value of the asset. Recoverability has been assessed with reference and guidance by the Receivers of each company, where the advised recoverability range spans between 10-35%.

10. Property, plant and equipment 2011 ($) Office equipment

COST

ASSETS PURCHASED

CURRENT YEAR DEPRECIATION

ACCUMULATED DEPRECIATION

NET BOOK VALUE

2,100

-

420

893

1,207

-

2,100

473

473

1,627

2010 ($) Office equipment

11. Operating lease commitments Lease commitments under non-cancellable operating leases are as follows:

Current portion Non-current portion Total

2011 ($)

2010 ($)

16,963

33,925

-

17,208

16,963

51,133

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12. Capital commitments The Association has no capital expenditure commitments as at 31 December 2011 (2010: nil).

13. Events subsequent to balance date There have been no events subsequent to balance date that would have a material impact on these financial statements.

14. Contingent assets and liabilities There are no contingent losses or gains as at balance date (2010: nil).

15. Adoption of international Financial Reporting Standards In December 2002 the New Zealand Accounting Standards Review Board (“ARSB”) announced that New Zealand International Financial Reporting Standards (“NZIFRS”) would apply to all New Zealand entities for the periods commencing on or after 1 January 2007. Since this announcement, there has been some debate on the applicability of NZIFRS to small and not-for-profit entities. On 14 September 2007 the ASRB announced that the mandatory adoption of NZIFRS by some entities is to be delayed until a review is undertaken. The entities affected are those that are not required to prepare financial statements under the Financial Reporting Act 1993, are not publicly accountable, and are small as defined by the Framework for Differential Reporting issued by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Until the completion of the review, these entities may continue to adopt existing financial reporting standards. The Association has elected to adopt the existing standards.

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2011 YWCA women Board members President  Vanisa Dhiru

Treasurer Yang Yang

Appointed 8 March 2005 Vice President  Rachel Williams Appointed 24 April 2010 (co-opted 12 October 2009) Secretary  Amy Barnett Appointed 17 July 2008 (co-opted 2 August 2007)

Nikki Burns Appointed 23 May 2011 (co-opted 10 October 2011) Sue Hanrahan Appointed 24 April 2010 (co-opted 14 September 2009) Jane Fletcher Appointed 23 May 2011

Appointed 24 April 2010 (co-opted 14 September 2009, resigned 31 January 2011)  Jennifer Fischer Appointed 23 May 2011 (coopted 31 January 2011)

Kavita Raj Co-opted 18 July 2011 Lily Reid Appointed 24 April 2010 Sian Smith Appointed 23 May 2011 (co-opted 22 November 2010)

Victoria Stace Appointed 23 May 2011 (co-opted 22 November 2010) Elena Szentivanyi Appointed 23 May 2011 (co-opted 22 November 2010)

Committees ADVOCACY COMMITTEE Vanisa Dhiru, Kavita Raj (chair), Lily Reid, Sian Smith.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Amy Barnett, Vanisa Dhiru, Jennifer Fischer (chair), Geline Owczarek, Rachel Williams.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Allison Bone, Nikki Burns, Vanisa Dhiru (chair).

PROGRAMMES COMMITTEE Greta Gordon, Sue Hanrahan (chair), Jane Fletcher, Jennie O’Donovan, Lily Reid, Sian Smith.

MAORI WOMEN’S TRANSFER FUND COMMITTEE Anne Charles, Ana Davies, Rachel Williams (chair).

YOUNG WOMEN’S ADVISORY Amy Barnett, Jennie O’Donovan (mentor), Kavita Raj, Lily Reid (chair).

Contractors ALCOHOL SAFETY PROGRAMME: THRIVING IN SOCIAL SITUATIONS Darsy Mellsop, Anny de Silva-Freitas, Murray Trenberth. ENCORE Claire Laurenson, Cathy Tia, Belinda Clark.

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We’d like to thank: Our membership Life Members Audrey Reynolds.

Friends of the YWCA Gay Keating, Judith Nathan.

Members Amy Barnett, Nikki Burns, Leasa Carlyon, Vanisa Dhiru, Catherine Duffin, Francis Duffin, Emily Evers-Luck, Sally Evers, Jennifer Fischer, Marion Frater, Greta Gordon, Shirley Hampton, Sue Hanrahan, Barbara Kedgley, Tracy Keith, Avenal McKinnon, Joy Parkin, Gail Powell, Lily Reid, Laurie Salas, Sian Smith, Victoria Stace, Elena Szentivanyi, Fiona Tregonning, Lynell Tuffery, Rachel Williams, Marion Wood, Yang Yang.

Our volunteers Board members Amy Barnett, Nikki Burns, Vanisa Dhiru, Jennifer Fischer, Jane Fletcher, Sue Hanrahan, Kavita Raj, Lily Reid, Sian Smith.

Cinderella Sale Kalimar Donvin-Irons, Katherine Robinson.

Committee members Allison Bone, Anne Charles, Ana Davies, Greta Gordon, Jennie O’Donovan, Geline Owczarek.

Design Tracey Taylor.

Office support Evo-Tia Arati, Alventina Lavrentieva, Sophie Warren, Sherry Yang.

Wellington Institute of Technology researchers Vernon Brown, Bridgette O’Connor, Yaroslav Khmel, Tijana Selak, Teri Schreuder; Vanessa Miller, Grace Turner, Lydia Marriner.

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Our supporters ACC Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) Hutt Mana Charitable Trust Nikau Foundation Trust Porirua City Council Southern Trust TG Macarthy Trust Wellington City Council Wellington Methodist Charitable and Educational Endowments Trust Winton and Margaret Bear Trust

Our friends who gift in kind: Organisations Bell Gully, Bikram Yoga on Tory, KPMG, Harcourts Wellington, Mahila Samaj Auckland Indian Association, National Council of Women New Zealand, New Zealand Post, PACE, Protect:Self Defence, Trade Aid Wellington, WellTrust.

Individuals All donors to the Cinderella Sale.

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105th Annual Report  

YWCA of Greater Wellington's annual report for 2011

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