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FINANCE PROPERTY & PROJECTS COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF MEETING
Wednesday, 13 October 2010


7 September 2010


His Worship The Mayor and Councillors


I have by direction to inform you that a meeting of the Finance Property & Projects Committee of the Council will be held at the Civic Centre, Hurstville on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 at 7.00 pm for consideration of the business mentioned hereunder.


Victor G D Lampe
General Manager


BUSINESS

1. Apologies
2. Disclosures of Interest
3. Consideration of Reports


COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom (Chairperson)
Councillor A Istephan
Councillor J Jacovou
Councillor D Perry


The Quorum for the meeting is 3

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FINANCE PROPERTY & PROJECTS COMMITTEE

SUMMARY OF ITEMS
Wednesday, 13th October 2010

ITEMS


FIN062-10 INVITATION TO ATTEND THE CENTENARY OF THE ST GEORGE DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB (10/78)
(Report by Manager Governance, Mr B Cooke)


FIN063-10 YOUTH SPONSORSHIP - ELLEN & SOPHIE CAUKILL (10/84)
(Report by Acting Manager Governance, Ms K Garske)




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FINANCE PROPERTY & PROJECTS COMMITTEE
Wednesday, 13th October 2010


FIN062-10INVITATION TO ATTEND THE CENTENARY OF THE ST GEORGE DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB
Report Author(s)Manager Governance, Mr B Cooke
File10/78
Reason for ReportFor approval
Existing Policy?YesNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsFrom existing Budget
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

On Saturday, 20 November 2010 the St George District Cricket Club will be holding its Centenary Dinner at the Johnny Warren Centre, Penshurst. An invitation has been extended to the Mayor and his guest and the General Manager and his guest. However, the Club also advise that additional tickets are available to Councillors to make up a table of 10.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT Council considers supporting the Centenary of the St George District Cricket Club with the purchase of an additional 6 tickets for Councillors at a cost of $900.00.


REPORT DETAILS

The following invitation has been received by Council on 11 August 2010 from the St George District Cricket Club Incorporated:

Dear Philip,

On Saturday 20 November the St George District Cricket will be holding its Centenary at the Johnny Warren Centre, Penshurst. This will be a significant event for the Club and the District.

We would be honoured if you and your partner and the General Manager and his partner would join us as our guests on this evening. Our relationship with Council has always been very strong and hopefully you will be able to join us for this celebration.

Our Club is proud of its history having won 100 competitions as well as producing four players in the Australian Team of the Century, Sir Donald Bradman, Bill O'Reilly, Ray Lindwall and Arthur Morris. Our record is unmatched.

Attached you will find a promotional brochure with full details of the event. If Council would like to purchase additional tickets for Councillors, your support of the Club would be appreciated. I'm certain it will be a magnificent evening of celebration and entertainment.

St George District Cricket Club was founded as a subdistrict club in 1911 under the auspices of the NSW Cricket Association and has always been based at Hurstville Oval, even prior to the oval being enclosed. From this time, Hurstville City Council has supported the St George District Cricket Club.

The cost for an additional 6 tickets (to create a table of 10 in addition to the 4 complimentary tickets) is $900.00. Funding is available in the 2010/2011 Adopted Program budget for this purpose, in account 1601.47940 Member Expenses - Community & Charitable Events. At the time of writing this report there was a remaining balance of $9925.00 from a budget of $10,000.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - FIN

THAT Council approves supporting the Centenary of the St George District Cricket Club with the purchase of an additional 6 tickets for Councillors at a cost of $900.00.

(Moved Councillor A Istephan / Seconded Councillor J Jacovou)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Council approves supporting the Centenary of the St George District Cricket Club with the purchase of an additional 6 tickets for Councillors at a cost of $900.00.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)





APPENDIX
Invitation for mayor to attend St George district cricket club centenary - 20 11 10.pdf


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FINANCE PROPERTY & PROJECTS COMMITTEE
Wednesday, 13th October 2010


FIN063-10YOUTH SPONSORSHIP - ELLEN & SOPHIE CAUKILL
Report Author(s)Acting Manager Governance, Ms K Garske
File10/84
Reason for ReportFor approval
Existing Policy?YesNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsYes, from existing budget
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A request has been received from Mrs Kathryn Caukill on behalf of her daughters, Misses Ellen and Sophie Caukill seeking financial assistance to help her daughters attend the National Sports Aerobics Championships in Melbourne, Victoria.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT Council provides a donation in the amount of $600 under the provisions of Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 from Account 4059.46820 of the 2010/2011 Adopted Program Budget to assist Ellen & Sophie Caukill to attend the National Sports Aerobics Championships.

FURTHER THAT Ellen & Sophie Caukill be requested to submit a report on the results achieved at the National Sports Aerobics Championships.


REPORT DETAILS

The following e-mail has been received by Council on 28 August 2010 from Mrs Kathryn Caukill on behalf of her daughters Ellen & Sophie:

I wish to submit an application on behalf of Ellen and Sophie Caukill for Youth Sponsorship towards competing in the 2010 Australian Aerobics Championships in Melbourne, Victoria from 4-7 October 2010.
 
Sport Aerobics is organised by Gymnastics NSW http://www.gymnsw.org.au/ on a statewide basis and Gymnastics Australia nationally. Sport Aerobics is one of the gym sports disciplines and “is the ability to perform continuous complex and high intensity movement patterns to music, which originate from traditional aerobic dance. The routine must demonstrate continuous movement, flexibility, strength and utilisation of the seven basic steps, with a high degree of perfectly executed elements of difficulty. Aerobic Movement Patterns are combinations of aerobic dance steps together with arm movement patterns, performed to music to create dynamic, rhythmic and continuous sequences of high and low impact movements.” (Source: http://www.gymnsw.org.au/default.asp?MenuID=Gymsports/20629/0,Sport_Aerobics/c20620/12286)
 
The coming event is the national competition organised by Gymnastics Australia and will be held at the State Netball & Hockey Centre in Melbourne.  Ellen and Sophie are members of the Oatley RSL Youth Club sport aerobics team with head coach Samantha Wagstaff.
 
Both Ellen and Sophie have represented NSW previously and in 2010, both Ellen Caukill (13 years) and Sophie Caukill (10 years) have been selected as members of the state team representing NSW competing in Level 3 11-13 years and Level 1 7-9 years, respectively. Verification of their competitor status can be found on the Gymnastics Australia website detailing the work order of events http://www.gymnastics.org.au/event.asp?ID=596&format=popup.
 
Following is a summary of their results to date:
 
Ellen Caukill
2008     1st place 2008 Australian Championships (Homebush, NSW) – Level 1 team 11-13 years
1st place 2008 AEROskools National Championships (Homebush, NSW) – Level 1 group 11-13 years (representing Oatley West Public School)
1st place 2008 NSW Sport Aerobics Championships (Hombush, NSW) – Level 1 Individual 11-13 years
1st place 2008 NSW Sport Aerobics Championships – Level 1 Individual 11-13 years
1st place 2008 AEROskools State (NSW) Championships – Level 1 group 11-13 years (representing Oatley West Public School)
4th place 2008 Australian Championships (Homebush, NSW) – Level 1 11-13 years individual
2009     1st place 2009 NSW State Championships – Level 2 11-13 years individual
2nd place 2009 Australian Aerobics Championships (Melbourne, Victoria) – Level 2 11-13 years individual
2nd place 2009 Australian Aerobics Championships (Melbourne, Victoria) – Level 2 11-13 years team
2nd place 2009 AEROskools National Championships (Melbourne, Victoria) – Level 2 11-13 years trio (representing Oatley West Public School)
2nd place 2009 AEROskools State Championships – Level 2 11-13 years trio
4th  place 2009 NSW State Championships – Level 2 11-13 years individual
2010     1st place 2010 NSW State Championships – Level 3 11-13 years individual
            3rd place 2010 NSW State Championships – Level 3 11-13 years individual
 
In addition, Ellen was awarded a Hurstville City Council Australia Day Achievement Award in 2010 in recognition of her achievement in sport aerobics.  Ellen has also been nominated for Gymnastics NSW awards in Sport Aerobics.  She has been the recipient of Oatley RSL Sport Aerobics Person of the Year 2009 and Athlete of the Year 2010.
 
Sophie Caukill
2009     4th place 2009 NSW State Championships – Level 1 7-10 years team
6th place 2009 NSW State Championships – Level 1 7-10 years individual
7th place 2009 Australian Aerobics Championships (Melbourne, Victoria) – Level 1 7-10 years team
11th place 2009 Australian Aerobics Championships (Melbourne, Victoria) – Level 1 7-10 years individual
2010     1st place 2010 NSW State Championships – Level 1 Sub Junior individual
1st place 2010 AEROskools State Championships - Level 1 Sub Junior Pair (representing Oatley West Public School)
1st place 2010 NSW State Championships – Level 1 Sub Junior Team
           
The costs of competing in a national competition held interstate include competition fees, state team uniforms, accommodation, insurance, flights etc.  They have been involved in some fund raising which contributes to a minor degree to the overall cost.  To be granted a Youth Sponsorship would alleviate the cost burden of representing NSW in Ellen and Sophie’s chosen sport.
 
Your consideration of this application would be greatly appreciated.  Should you require any further information to support this application, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Kind regards
 
Kathryn Caukill (parent of Ellen and Sophie Caukill)

Both Sophie and Ellen are under 18 years of age and reside within the Hurstville City area. The application meets the criteria outlined in the Youth Sponsorship Policy adopted by Council on 23 July 2008. This policy provides sporting, cultural, art and academic sponsorship, to enable individuals selected by governing or sponsoring body of a recognised competition or performance to participate subject to:


Council's policy provides for donations of up to $350 depending on the location of the event venue, to assist with expenses for competitions and exhibitions. As this competition is being held interstate, Council's policy allows for a donation of $300 each.

Specific funding has been made available in the 2010/2011 Adopted Program budget for this purpose, in account 4059.46820 Youth Sponsorship. The approved budget of $3,850 has been fully expended. Council’s budget will be amended with any further donations approved from Working Funds.

Fuerther, Members may recall that when Council was considering other applications for Sponsorship (CCL196-10 & CCL197-10, 22 September 2010) under this program it was resolved that this Policy be referred to a future Councillor Workshop.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - FIN

THAT Council provides a donation in the amount of $600 under the provisions of Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 from Account 4059.46820 of the 2010/2011 Adopted Program Budget to assist Ellen & Sophie Caukill to attend the National Sports Aerobics Championships.

FURTHER THAT Ellen & Sophie Caukill be requested to submit a report on the results achieved at the National Sports Aerobics Championships.
(Moved Councillor J Jacovou / Seconded Councillor A Istephan)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Council provides a donation in the amount of $600 under the provisions of Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 from Account 4059.46820 of the 2010/2011 Adopted Program Budget to assist Ellen & Sophie Caukill to attend the National Sports Aerobics Championships.

FURTHER THAT Ellen & Sophie Caukill be requested to submit a report on the results achieved at the National Sports Aerobics Championships.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)





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