Working on our committee is both rewarding and enjoyable, and offers all members a chance to have input to how the Kingston Toy Library operates and its future direction.
To learn about the Kingston Toy Library please go to About Us page.
We are a not-for-profit incorporated association, owned by the members. This means that the membership elects a voluntary Committee of Management annually to govern all toy library operations with the assistance of a paid staff member. Our committee from all areas of the community with a diverse group of skills and interests. With the main desire to improve the Kingston Toy Library service for all. Below you will find the role requirements and our current committee.
If you think you have time or skills to contribute, please consider joining us!
PD President: Emma Bryant
PD Vice President: Amanda Woodman
PD Secretary: Boronia Lyddieth
PD Treasurer: Melissa Ellis
Payroll: Adam Stanic
Grants Officer: Anna Barclay
Marketing Manager: Katie Tukker
Events & Fundraising: Veronica Li / Bronwen Biggs
Newsletter Editor: Rebecca Eckard
MCH Talks Orgainser: Caroline Hewson
Toy Maintenance Manager: Tom Dearling
Toy Maintenance – Men’s Shed: Emely Howieson
General Committee: Jill Fagan, Monique Aarons
We realise that everyone is busy with family, work etc., so we hold meetings usually on the last Wednesday of the month at 8:00pm. Since COVID we have been holding meetings via conference call and will be continuing as such for the foreseeable future.
The amount of time beyond this depends on the role you want to do, but smaller roles generally a few hours per month, larger roles can usually be completed in a few hours per week. We welcome any assistance you can provide!
Skilled members make up an important part of our Management and have a position description. These roles are not elected. The Skilled Members assist with some of the operational aspects of the toy library. These roles do not require meeting attendance and instead a short progress update can be emailed to the secretary prior to the meetings. However if you would like to attend meetings you are more than welcome to.
Don’t be shy! Come along to the next committee meeting, or speak to our coordinator, to find out more about how you can make a difference in your successful, not-for-profit community organisation.
Committee member benefits
- No roster duties
- Committee membership price
- A higher borrowing limit of 6 items
- A longer loan period of 4 weeks
- Half-price party pack and jumping castle hire
- Rewards of working with and helping the community
- Assist your professional development and networking opportunities