COMMITTEE

2021 – 2022

We are a team of volunteers working together to keep our Community House relevant to Nagambie.

Click here to read our constitution.

Edna James

President

Recently I spent some time browsing through past newsletters and I was reminded of the many amazing activities that the NLCH have coordinated and successfully implemented. I trust that in my new role as president, I can continue to work with our great members and once again, post Covid-19, get back to doing what we love – sharing friendships, experiences and happy times at NLCH.

Email me: goulburnweir@hotmail.com

Bob Arnold

Vice President

Bob Arnold

Vice President

“My wife Mel and I moved to Kirwans Bridge 12 years ago. I retired from work in 2012 and joined the Community House Committee in 2020. I am particularly looking forward to assisting members to complete the establishment, of both the front and back gardens, of our new beautiful Community House premises.”

Email me: melarnold@telstra.com 

Carmel Sidebottom

Treasurer

“My background is in finance with companies Australian General Electric, Qantas Airways and the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington.  I have been involved with the Community House in some capacity since its inception 10 years ago.”

Email me: carmel_s2@outlook.com

Sally Fyfield

Secretary

“Family, people, computers, bird watching and riding my bike are the things that say something about me. I also like to keep things organised at the House.”

Email me: srfyfield@bigpond.com

Anna Close

Coordinator

Anna is the lady who does all the work, has a heart of gold, and the best smile in the universe.

Email me: coordinatornlch@gmail.com

Erica Bostock

Committee Member

Erica Bostock 

Committee member

“I moved to Nagambie four years ago and enjoy the community feel of the town.  My career commenced as a Registered Nurse and evolved through education and experience to include education, management, aged care and dementia care.  My primary reason to join the committee was to support the excellent work the NLCH undertake and secondly to see if I can support people with dementia and their careers with activities at NLCH.”

Email me: erica.bostock@gmail.com

Bernie Higgins

Committee Member

“I was born in Nagambie and when it became time to semi-retire and care for my folks I bought in Kirwans Bridge. Initially my contact with N.L.C.H. was the Walking Group but I soon realised that not only was it a friendly and well run organisation but that it was a great value to Nagambie. Covid thwarted travel, social, learning and volunteering plans so I became more locally focused. I was flattered when asked to stand for the Committee and look forward to being able to contribute.”

Email me: higginsbernie@hotmail.com

Alice Long

Committee Member

“I joined the committee this year because I had been a member of several different groups and decided I would give back something to the house in appreciation for the great asset the NLCH is to our community.”

Email me: alice.long1@bigpond.com

Des Mason

Committee Member

“Born at old Nagambie Hospital, 1948. Have returned to Nagambie as a lifestyle retirement choice. Have joined NLCH committee as time now permits me to help build the opportunities for others to enjoy from all the activities the House has to offer.” 

Email me: desmason48@gmail.com

Robyn Northey

Committee Member

“I’ve been involved with the House since 2010 when Jeanette Murray suggested Bill and I form a group called Tow & Yarn, which we ran for about 4-5 years. I’d been asked to go on the committee along the way, but as we wanted to travel during winter, did not want to be tied down.  Two years ago I became a committee member and have enjoyed being able to contribute in one way or another, not always “going with the flow” but still agreeing with the majority. It’s been fun!”

Email me: robynalice2004@yahoo.com.au

Carol Wallis

Committee Member

“My personal connection with Nagambie has been lifelong: my paternal grandfather, a farmer, settled in the Nagambie area in the late 1920s! I believe in the ability of a strong, united community to achieve great things. I’m proud to be an active member of the Nagambie community and commend those who have served on the NLCH committee prior to me. I am looking forward to making a positive contribution to the further development of NLCH.  My interests centre around the welfare of my family, the environment (I am a keen gardener), golf, pursuit of a healthy life style (walking, mindfulness practice, bike riding), volunteering and I am a parishioner at St Malachy’s.”

Email me: brooklands3608@gmail.com