Upcoming Regional Meetings

There are 3 regional meetings over the next few weeks – they are:

  • South West Region – Busselton – Friday, 26th April 2019
    At 10.30am – Novacare Lifestyle Village
  • Peel RegionMonday, 6th May 2019
    At 10.00am Teranca Mews Lifestyle Village, 140 Teranca Rd, Greenfields
  • Mid-West Region – Geraldton Thursday, 16th May 2019
    At 10.00am Arcadia Waters R/V 45 Winetta Ridge, Wandina

Notifications are in the process of being sent to people who have subscribed to those regions…

WARVRA April 2019 Newsletter

The April WARVRA newsletter is now released.

Visit our Newsletter page to read it now!

Highlights include:

  • Presidents Report
  • Training Seminars
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Committee Directory
  • MICHAEL HODGKINS (Partner: Birman & Ride)
    Michael will present for about 30 minutes on the general topic of Retirement Housing Options at the next general meeting
  • Proposed Reforms to the Retirement Village Legislation
  • Legislation & Advocacy (L&A) Report

Annual General Meeting & Election

As a result of our Training Seminars, it is pleasing to report that we have received eight (8) nominations for the seven (7) vacant Committee positions. The election will be conducted at our Annual General Meeting on Friday, February 8th, 2019.

Therefore, there is a need to conduct a ballot. Three of the current Committee continue for their second year of service – Maureen Miller, Corry Knappers and Rae Nordeck. The members who have nominated are listed in alphabetical order below:

  • Lexie Beardmore – Airforce Memorial Estate, Bull Creek
  • Ron Chamberlain – Joseph Banks
  • Jill Cooper – St Ives, Mandurah
  • Bernard Frayne – Ridgewood Estate
  • Lindsay Lane – RAAFA, Cambrai
  • Ian Nordeck – St Ives, Mandurah
  • Ned Stokes – Beacon Hill
  • Doug Sturrock – Regents Garden, Aubin Grove

Ballot papers will be prepared and distributed at the Annual General Meeting; the names will be drawn from a hat, under supervision, prior to the meeting to ensure there is no preferential treatment.

You may vote by proxy. If you wish to vote by proxy, you may appoint – in writing – another member to be your proxy. Please sign your document containing this information and ensure the Chairperson has possession of it prior to the Meeting commencing.

I look forward to seeing you at the Meeting.

Ian Nordeck
President/Membership Convenor
Ph: 9534 7650
Western Australian Retirement Villages Residents Association

WARVRA January 2019 Newsletter

The January WARVRA newsletter is now released.

Visit our Newsletter page to read it now!

Highlights include:

  • Presidents Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Committee Directory
  • Nominations for the 2019 Committee of Management
  • Legislation & Advocacy (L&A) Report
  • Amendments to WARVRA Constitution

Presentation by Chris Baynes

The Editor of “The Weekly Source”, Chris Baynes was the speaker at the November 2018 General Meeting of WARVRA.

Chris’s presentation highlighted the findings of the survey of retirement villages conducted by his company.

A significant finding was the level of dissatisfaction of residents with the outcome of complaints to Village Managers.  This highlighted the lack of training that many Managers had to deal with complaints and other situations.  Chris explained a proposal to provide a training program for Managers.

You can view Chris’s presentation here

Committee Elections 2019

Elections for the Committee of Management of WARVRA will be conducted at the Annual General Meeting on Friday 8 February 2019.

The following members are concluding their terms:  Lexie Beardmore, Ron Chamberlain and Ian Nordeck.

The following members have one more year of their term to run:  Corry Knappers, Maureen Miller, Rae Nordeck and Brian Woods.

So, there are 6 vacancies to fill!!  Nominations required please!  Five members will have a two-year term and one member will have a one-year term.

Nominations Close:  18 January 2019  The names of the nominees will be published on the website and advised to members on the mailing list.

Nomination form  Click Here

WARVRA October 2018 Newsletter

The October WARVRA newsletter is now released.

Visit our Newsletter page to read it now!

Highlights include:

  • Presidents Report.
  • Notice of next general meeting (November 9th)
    Presentation by Chris Baynes, Editor of The Weekly Source.
  • Legal Advice.
  • Preparing for the next Legislation changes.
  • Code of conduct – Property Council.
  • FAQ – What is Refurbishing.

Amended liquor control regulations

As many of you will be aware, WARVRA recently made a submission on your behalf to Minister Paul Papalia to have the Liquor Control Act amended to permit Retirement Villages to gain an exemption from the Liquor Control Regulations 1989, and allow Residents Committees, or similar bodies, to be able to offer alcoholic drinks for sale within the village.

WARVRA’s submission met with approval and a copy of the Amended Regulations is attached for your information and records.

May I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Paul Fricker and Neville Thorpe (Bethanie Waters Village) and Des Cousins (Harbourside Village) for their significant contribution in obtaining this outcome.

The relevant amendment is available to view in this PDF file.

Ian Nordeck

President/Membership Convenor
Western Australian Retirement Villages Residents Association