It was a very civilised affair with a turn out of 40+ financial members.
After the delivery of reports from the Station Manager, President (acting as Treasurer), Programming Manager and Vice President, it was time for the current Committee of Management team to step aside and announce the nominations for the new Committee Of Management.
Outgoing President, Robert Gearon, and outgoing Vice President, Dale Blair, were thanked for their many years of service on the leadership team and presented with gifts as a token of appreciation. Outgoing Treasurer, Michael Day, and outgoing Secretary, Fiona Perrin, were also thanked in their absence for the countless hours of volunteering time they have contributed to 3MDR during their time on the Committee Of Management Executive.
3MDR is delighted to introduce to you the new Committee Of Management. We have a fully committee of ten members, with some existing faces stepping up to leadership positions and some fresh faces joining the team to oversee the stations operation's for the next 12 months.
If you see 3MDR's CofM members out and about be sure to introduce yourself.
I live in the beautiful Yarra Valley, Warburton, where l have been involved in Upper Yarra Theatre Company and Catprint Theatre Company, where l have performed in several plays, acting, singing and production. I was a Live Music Co-ordinator at Wild Thyme Café, mainly booking local and national Australian bands. I was a mentor for a program known as “Young Warriors”, that helps young boys transition from primary to secondary school and assists young boys stepping into their manhood. I ran a local choir called ‘Valley of Angels’ and a Folk Club once every two months at the Yarra Valley Steiner School.
I am very privileged and fortunate to have been appointed as President on the Committee Of Management of 3MDR. There is a lot more to learn and understand about the everyday operations of a community radio station. Thankfully we have a CofM with new members and older members still working to create a better 3MDR. I hope to provide improved structure and policies, meet our ACMA broadcasting requirements and develop communication and transparency between the CofM, office team and volunteers, further develop our strategic planning, assign portfolio’s and create more for business and industry involvement and expand our subscriber membership. Thankfully, l am not alone on this and l have a great CofM ready and willing to continue all the hard work that previous CofMs have contributed.
Over the next few years I was involved with various venues and organisations, I went to PBS radio school, had a brief involvement with 3RRR and also helped out with some silent producing at Triple J.
Since being back at 3MDR, I have completed my community media training “Pathways outside broadcasting “ and ”Strategic Planning” workshops and training.
I am still producing my live to air show “Bangers’N’Mash every Friday from 11am till 1pm, and have been on the Committee Of Management for the last few years. I want to see 3MDR bigger and better with each new year and aim to help get us there.
David has years of experience working on volunteer and private business Committees Of Management including:
- International Society of Arboriculture
- Aboriculture Australia
- School Boards (x2)
She has over ten years experience working on various research projects and has a keen interest in organisational cultural change to increase the inclusion of people otherwise marginalised.
She has undertaken various volunteer roles over the years including providing mentoring to young LGBTI people, being a 3MDR CofM member, and providing survey and research advice.
She has lived in the Dandenong Ranges for nine years.
As a local business operator with national and international distribution of his Auspit products Rhett has a good business sense and good financial credentials around fundraising.
With a background in mechanical and electrical engineering, one of Rhett’s highest priorities is to see 3MDR operating from suitable premises. He believes 3MDR should continue to work on enhancing its emergency broadcasting capabilities.
Rhett has an understanding of legal obligations regarding contracts.
Dean has been a Melbourne Chef for 30 years and is currently passing on his experience to the next generation of food service professionals.
Dean has around 5000 local and international followers on various social media platforms and is the current co-host at 3WBC's 'It's a Wonderful World'.
Neesy has many years experience in the local music scene and performs regularly with local musicians. Neesy is keen to see 3MDR continue its support for independent musicians.
Neesy has been on the 3MDR Committee of Management for 2 years and is looking forward to working with the new CofM over the next 12 months.
- From 2003- Started as a presenter at 3MDR (Presented Sri Lankan show every week continuously)
- From 2011- Started own show (Sri Lankan Show)
- 2012, 2013 and 2015- Best ethnic radio program at National Ethnic Multicultural and Broadcasting Conference (NEMBC).
- 2014- Finalist CBAA awards (Best ethnic program)
- 2007- Best ethnic presenter at Serendib Awards, Melbourne.
- 2014- Best ethnic program at Serendib Awards, Melbourne.
- 2015- Joined 3MDR Committee Of Management
- Presently PhD candidate at Deakin University in ethnic broadcasting.
- Presented conference papers in ethnic broadcasting
- Publications- "Your Radio: My Voice" (ISBN 978-3-659-66742-8) 2014
Before deciding that I preferred working in the Community Sector 30 years ago I worked in advertising for Leo Burnet Advertising Agency in Brisbane, then taking up a position with the fundraising arm of the Royal Children's Hospital in Queensland for a number of years then moving on to a position as Assistant to the Executive Director of the Queensland AIDS Council. While in this position I was elected to the Board of Directors as the Staff Representative before moving to Melbourne to take up a position as Personal Assistant to the Director of the Victorian AIDS Council. After leaving this position I worked for Job Support Victoria as the Administration Manager before taking up the position of Administration Manager of Lifeline Melbourne/Wesley Mission Melbourne.
After the Black Saturday Bushfires I was asked to head up the administration of the Bushfire Recovery Team, and after the disbanding of this unit I was asked to take up the position as Volunteer Coordinator for the Lifeline Telephone Counsellors.
I was also a founding member/Secretary of Envision Australia, a disability support agency based in the Frankston area of Melbourne.
Barry is legally blind and appreciates people introducing themselves by name before instigating a conversation. Over time Barry will come to recognise voices but when first meeting Barry please be sure to introduce yourself.