Top tips for a successful committee handover

As we head into the second half of 2017, it is a good idea to plan a ‘wind up’ meeting for the year to hand over records, bank details and change account signatories. If the playgroup is incorporated it is a good idea to arrange a meeting for the outgoing playgroup committee to hand over to the incoming committee soon after your Annual General Meeting when the new committee positions have been determined.

Handover checklist:

  • At the handover meeting, allow time for outgoing people to hand over relevant written information to their replacement
  • All designated positions should include a clear job description
  • Check all finances are in order
  • If the forms for changing signatories at the bank have not yet been completed, this meeting is a good time to do so
  • List the names, addresses and phone numbers of both outgoing and incoming committee members
  • Set a date for the new committee’s first meeting


Little Things …

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Kath is a 40-year-old mum of three who works part time and enjoys reading, writing and catching up with other stressed out mums in her spare time. Usually she’s racing against the clock to make her boys (+ husband) arrive anywhere on time and feels quite the talented mother when two out of the three make it out of the house with shoes on!


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