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P&C Roadshow – Hunter and Central Coast edition

By Kristy Wan posted 11-06-2024 13:43


On May 31st 2024, Merewether High School played host to the first P&C Roadshow – Hunter and Central Coast edition. Aimed at engaging members of the Parent and Citizens' Federation in the Hunter-Newcastle-Central Coast region, the event had over 40 attendees, all eager to glean insights into effective community engagement and successful fundraising strategies.

The roadshow, which was free to attend, was a showcase of the spirit of collaboration and support that underpins the P&C associations. The program was curated to address the needs and challenges faced by P&C associations in 2024, with a focus on empowering members in respective associations.

Central to the event was the opportunity for attendees to connect, share experiences, and forge new partnerships. As one attendee said, "I have missed in-person events like these!"

Audience photo - P&C Roadshow HunterAudience photo - P&C Roadshow Hunter

Gemma Quinn, Manager of Member Services at P&C Federation, presented "How to run a Successful P&C" which highlighted a treasure trove of resources to equip P&C Associations with the tools needed for success. CEO Jane Miller followed this with the results and insights with summarised results from the P&C annual survey.

President of the P&C Federation Yvonne Hilsz delved into creative fundraising ideas for P&C Assocaitions. From traditional bake sales to modern crowdfunding campaigns, Yvonne discussed avenues for generating much-needed funds to support educational initiatives.

Yvonne Hilsz - P&C Roadshow HunterPanel photo - P&C Roadshow Hunter

The event featured a panel of guest speakers who reflected on their community engagement. Louis Todd, Assistant National Commissioner Youth Program at Scouts NSW, Michael Clancy, Chair of the Cooks Hill Life Saving Club, and Lisa Hallett, Manager of the Merewether High School Canteen shared their insights on attracting and engaging volunteer parents and community members.

The P&C Roadshow at Merewether High School was a reminder of the strength and resilience of P&C associations in the Hunter-Newcastle-Central Coast region. Attendees left with practical strategies, connections, and a renewed commitment to advancing the interests of their schools and communities.

A huge thank you to the speakers, board members, and staff who made this event happen.

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