Join us for the last traders meeting of the year on Wednesday Dec 16! This will be a very short but important meeting to project us into 2021.
We hope you can make it.
Wednesday, 16th December
7:00 – 7:30pm
Via Zoom – from Merv Ritter
Meeting ID: 874 1937 0324
- Adam McKay as President
My name is Adam McKay and I am a local trader with a photography and
videography studio located on Neerim Road. My most applicable association
experience has been my role with Helping Hoops (a charity running free sporting
programs for disadvantaged children) which I founded in 2010 and stepped away from at the start of 2020. My position was Executive Director, where I was in charge of executing strategy agreed upon by the Committee of Management,
fundraising and grant management, marketing and communications, program
development and rollout, stakeholder engagement and more. I also held the
position of Secretary at Helping Hoops for 10 years, which saw me charged with
all compliance and regulatory reporting along with member engagement and
committee tasks, such as minute taking.Although Helping Hoops is a charitable entity, it is also an association, and many
of the skills I have honed over the past ten years are directly applicable to the
Murrumbeena Village Traders Association (MVTA).My vision for the MVTA can be summarized in six points:
1. Bring MVTA’s compliance responsibilities up-to-date, including the
upcoming AGM and all reports to Consumer Affairs Victoria.
2. Design a clear strategic direction for MVTA by which all initiatives and
projects can operate within.
3. Establish clear and effective communication systems with local traders to
ensure their voices are heard and our community cohesiveness is
4. Mobilise the Committee of Management to support local traders through
ideation and execution of events, projects and initiatives.
5. Help MVTA reach a financially stable position in which projects are able to
be resourced through fundraising and the securing of grants.
6. Establish effective systems and processes to streamline operations for
MVTA.I believe that Murrumbeena has a wonderful community consisting of a diverse and passionate group of residents and traders. There is an excellent foundation in place already, and I would appreciate the opportunity to play a small part in
helping the MVTA reach its full potential over the next 12 months.
- Merv Ritter as Vice President
Banker and Bank Manager for over 30 years including at Murrumbeena
Self Employed Mortgage Broker over 15 years at Dingley and Murrumbeena
Self Employed Trophy & Sporting Goods Retailer for over 20 years at Dingley and MurrumbeenaRotarian for over 30 years including president 3 times
Caulfield Rotary Club meets at Murrumbeena Hub weekly (except during COVID restrictions)
Treasurer St Peters Murrumbeena with Holy Nativity Hughesdale Anglican Churches
Resident of Murrumbeena 1949-1974 & 2000-2020
- Brooke Grant as Ordinary Member
I am a mother of 2. I work 4 days a week as Creative Director of FreshPict in Murrumbeena Village. I have skills in marketing, graphic design, web development and social content management. These skills are the only skills I have time to support the traders with.
I am moving to Korumburra (1.5 hours away) so will unfortunately be less available for meetings.
- Sue Foley as Ordinary Member
Have served on MVTA for several years as president
Still wishing to make a contribution to the MVTA and the local community
Currently serving on the Murrumbeena Bowls Committee and several other committees with Rotary and the Animal Rehoming Service