Newsletter, December 2013

The latest newsletter features articles including:

  • Report from new Board
  • Introducing the Transitional Board for Walking SA
  • Report of the Structural Review of Walking SA by BDO
  • Lavender Federation Trail Volunteers Win Awards
  • Walking with the Kangaroo Island Walking Club

Governance and Organisational Structure Review of Walking SA

In 2013 the Office of Recreation and Sport (ORS) commissioned a review into the governance and organisational structure of Walking SA. The broad intention of this review was to make a series of recommendations regarding the future direction of Walking SA in the context of the current ‘walking’ environment in South Australia.

BDO Summary

Formed in the early 1990s, Walking SA is the peak body representing walking groups in South Australia. Currently, the organisation has 40 member clubs as well as a body of individual members. It is predominantly supported by volunteers, with the addition of 15 hours per week paid employment providing administrative and bookkeeping support. Recently Walking SA approached the Office of Recreation and Sport (ORS) for a grant to pay for a full time Executive Officer. In response, ORS requested that a comprehensive review be carried out to ensure the organisation is functioning effectively and sustainably.

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