South Shepparton Community Centre Incorporated is a public institution which has the charitable purpose of advancing social and public welfare by;
- Advancing mental health and preventing social isolation.
- Providing a physical location where it supports individuals to undertake activities, or work on projects, in the company of others.
- Pursue benevolent purposes as the Committee of Management deems appropriate and are consistent with the strategic direction of the asociation.
- The Association has the power to do all things that help it achieve these purposes.
- The Association and its Committee may only exercise their powers and use the income and assets of the Association for the Purposes of the Association.
“To be a sustainable community centre delivering life, education and social skills, and a place of connectivity to meet our community’s needs”
“Creating and delivering programs and activities that meet existing and emerging needs of our growing and diverse community, whilst maintaining solid governance practices.”
Born and growing up in Sydney Mheganne moved to Canberra in 1970. She worked mainly in the real estate and legal areas and was a business owner for twelve years. Following life changes, she relocated to Albury and spent three years studying at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 1997. Fulfilling a long-held desire to live in Melbourne saw further study and her own conveyancing business. She and Neil married in 2001 moving to this area in 2004. Mheg’s life has always been one of volunteering. She has served on many Committees. Pre-School, Primary School and High School and the Primary School Board for three years. Brownies, Guides, Calisthenics, Church Social Committees and others. She represented her local Business Owner’s Group in negotiations with Federal Government. In Rushworth she was active in the Tourism Group, Museum, Community Plan Committee, Lions and the Hospital.
Mheg is driven by a strong sense of justice and fair play and she is not afraid to stand up fight for the underdog in any situation and has always been very politically aware and active. With two daughters, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren she is always busy.
Vice President Monique Gibson
Born in Moulamein NSW, Monique moved to Shepparton in 2021 and works in her own health and wellbeing business.
Monique grew up in a small community regularly volunteering and servicing in committees and saw how much committees hold the community together, gives space for connections and can really help a community thrive.
Monique joined the SSCC Committee in 2021 and became vice president in 2022.
Monique is very passionate about helping people heal their minds and bodies holistically within her business and carries that same passion with her in many areas of her life.
Monique greatly enjoys contributing to her community and learning what people might want or need within their lives.
Gail was born and grew up in Melbourne. She worked at the State (later the Commonwealth) Bank for 23 years, specialising in the property and mortgage areas. Gail came to Shepparton three years ago and joined South Shepparton Community Centre as a volunteer, moving to a position on the Committee and has held the position of Secretary for two years. Gail also still puts in time as a Volunteer, running the Thursday group Healthy Connections and working with our refugee population in Conversational English and training for Australian Citizenship tests.
Gail’s volunteer work has included working with St Vincent de Paul, Kensington Community Centre Committee of Management, Community representation and Advisory for Woman’s Peace Garden Development and as a Community Representative on the Lynch’s Bridge Re-development Group.
Treasurer Bernadette Bradd
Bernadette grew up in Adelaide and has been in the Shepparton area for twenty years. She worked at the P-12 School in Kyabram for nine years and Hume and Murray Disability Services for four years. She also has a Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Counselling.
Bernadette’s previous volunteer work has been with The Salvation Army Op shop in Kyabram, The Red Shield Appeal, St Vincent’s Mooroopna Op Shop and she worked with Teen Challenge in Kyabram for four years. She is currently Treasurer of the Friends of the Library Committee as well serving on the South Shepparton Community Centre Committee as a Committee Member and Assistant Treasurer. Bernadette also facilitates the playgroup.
Assistant Treasurer Neil Lumsden
Born in Sydney Neil completed an Associate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Becoming qualified with IBM, HP, Compaq and Microsoft enabled a change of career into the IT industry, opening his own business after gaining qualifications in both Small Business Management and Workplace Training. His involvement with volunteer community work began with Rotaract, and he served on the Board of Management of Sydney Synod of the Anglican Diocese. Moving to Rushworth the volunteer service continued with CFA as Secretary/Treasurer for 10 years. He is currently attached to CFA Head Quarters Brigade, Shepparton.
Neil taught computers, including at SSCC, and has Cert IV in both Small Business Management and Workplace Training and Assessment. He is a qualified Quality Auditor, having created and audited procedures and policies and maintained systems under ISO2001. As a qualified SCUBA instructor, he had the opportunity of travelling the Pacific - diving and also worked in Vanuatu for some time.
Committee Member Val Roberts
Val was born, raised and educated in this area and her first employment was in banking. After marrying Val returned to country life farming for over twenty years first at Whitfield and later Invergordon. After raising her four children Val returned to the workforce, has been self-employed and currently has now worked at Fairley’s IGA for nearly ten years.
Val has always given time to volunteering, serving on Committees, from Red Cross, Guides, Primary and High Schools in many positions. She served as Treasurer of Shepparton Spiritualist Centre for thirteen years and also as Treasurer of Goulburn Valley Boy Scouts for two years. She has been on the South Shepparton Community Centre Committee for four years and as Vice President for three. Val facilitates and runs the Live, Love and Laugh Programme.
Committee Member Judy Mills
Born in Camperdown, Judy moved to Shepparton in 1989. Settling into the community she became active in the Scout and Guide organisations being a cub/scout leader for many years, serving on committees as well as hands on. She has also worked on many other committees especially with her children’s schooling.
Judy has been employed in the aged care and disability sector for 14 years and became a member of South Shepparton Community Centre in 2016. She has served, and is a valued member, on the committee for 3 years.
Still working and with five grown children and a grandson Judy is never idle and is always one of the first to volunteer.
Committee Member Glenn Turner
Born in Tatura, Glenn moved to Shepparton as a teenager and has worked at Australia Post for 45 years.
Glenn has volunteered and served on Committees for the Scouting movement over many years as his children grew. Since joining South Shepparton Community Centre as a member Glenn is always one of the first to volunteer for any jobs around the Centre and is invaluable at our fund raisers, especially the bar b cues (President’s note: No-one does bar b cue onions like Glenn).
With 3 grown stepchildren, twin daughters and a grandson Glenn is kept very busy. Despite his other commitments Glenn is always ready to respond to requests for assistance for any project undertaken by the Committee or the Staff and has spent many weekends at the Centre working on the new kitchen in the Kiker Room and preparing the garage for the Op Shop operations.
Committee Member Sharon Billings
Sharon arrived in Shepparton with her husband 28 years ago after spending 4 years travelling Australia with their 4 young children.
As the children were growing up Sharon volunteered on all the school committee’s, spent 15 years as a Scout Leader and over 10 years as a netball coach. Over the years Sharon has volunteered in many different roles and is currently serving as a Red Cross volunteer and for CVS visiting elderly people in their homes. Sharon spent 20 years working in the Aged Care and Disability sector before changing careers and is currently working for a private Mental Health practice.
A mother of 4 and grandmother of 3, Sharon spends her downtime gardening, doing craft and visiting her children whenever she can.