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About Launceston PCYC

Launceston PCYC is a registered charity and an initiative of the Tasmania Police working in conjunction with community and other youth support agencies to help develop young people in positive directions.

We have a broad range of social and recreational activities that you can attend. These activities help fund the work we do with vulnerable, disengaged and disadvantaged young people.

As a key community service organisation we aim to provide a safe environment for young people, and other community members to participate in fun, affordable recreation and well-being based activities.

Our Annual Report and Strategic Plan are available at Key Documents.

OUR MANAGEMENT

A volunteer committee oversees the management of PCYC Launceston. The Board of Management is made up of people from a broad range of professions who can help guide the direction and management of the club. New nominees are always welcome. If you would like to contribute to the future of the Club by joining the Board of Management, please fill out a nomination form available in Key Documents.

The Board of Management employs the Club Manager and Tasmania Police provides a Club Officer to work with young people at risk.

Club Manager
Bec Reedman – 2018 – present
Bec has a background in Business Management, Marketing and Community Development.  Having studied Business Management at Charles Sturt University, Contemporary Arts at UTAS and Event Management at Adelaide University, Bec brings an eclectic set of skills and experiences to this role.  Bec has worked in community development since 2001 working in State Government, Local Government and Not for Profit sectors.  She has held senior management roles in the Not for Profit sector since 2007.

Board Members
President / Treasurer – Jon Erwin – Board Member 2007 – present
Jon has gained both a Masters and Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University. He has extensive experience in small businesses particularly in regional business management as well as having had several years in a small business advisory role. He is currently the Business Manager with a Launceston based medical practice.

Vice President – Brian Dullaghan - Board Member 2018 - present
Brian has 30 years Sales and Marketing experience including national roles with multinational groups. His experience includes working in the emerging ICT market from 1997 onward (during which time he acted as a global accounts manager). Brian has won several industry awards and has been a regular contributor to industry committees and forums.

Secretary –  Shelley Ridgeway - Board Member 2016 to present
Shelley’s expertise is in Marketing Communications (including management experience), Customer Service and Administration drawn from a 30-year work history in Higher Education, Commercial Law, Tourism and Government. She consults to small business in the areas of social media and marketing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Editing from RMIT.

Hannah Phillips – Board Member 2015 to present
Hannah was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2012 having completed her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts through the University of Tasmania. She has been working with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service since 2015 in the area of criminal law. Prior to her current position she was employed as the Youth Justice Lawyer with the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania and has a strong interest in assisting youth at risk in the community.

Graeme Thomas – Board Member 2018 to present
Graeme brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having been a small business proprietor and holding many varied volunteer roles both in management and motivator roles.  Graeme has been attending PCYC Seniors Fitness and has a passion for helping others achieve their best.

Jade Jordan - Board Member 2019 to present
Jade is a qualified youth worker who has a Diploma of Community Services (TasTafe), and is currently completing the last year of a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours degree (UTAS).  Jade has been a regular member of Launceston PCYC since the mid-2000’s, and has previous experience volunteering with LPCYC youth programs, before joining the BOM in 2019”

Shae Collis - Board Member 2020 to present
Shae's expertise lies strongly in the community development sector, currently working in not-for-profit as a Project Manager with the Alcohol and Drug Foundation. Drawing on her 9 years of volunteer experience, she has worked extensively with many different teams and continues to build her knowledge through her studies in Primary Prevention and Community Health.

Tim Lyall - Board Member 2020 to present
With 47 years’ experience across numerous sectors, including logistics and law enforcement in WA, Tim sold his family’s Carnarvon banana plantation, relocating here in 2003. Embracing opportunities to work amongst marginalised people whilst undertaking tertiary studies, he also discovered the healthy blend of services and camaraderie to be found at a local community organisation. Since 2020, a period of challenge for all the community, the PCYC has come through strongly committed, and Tim decided to give something back to both Club and community.

Member - Tammi Schwanck - 2020 to present

Life Govenor – Eve Thorpe
Eve has hospital, tertiary and management qualifications in General, Midwifery and Child Health nursing.  Her studies were completed at the Launceston General Hospital, the Queen Victoria Hospital (High Street) and the University of Tasmania.  She has worked in clinical and administrative positions in hospital and community settings.  Her interest in PCYC began in the 1980s when her daughter commenced gymnastics.  During the past forty years, she has assisted as a volunteer and served as Vice President and President of the Board of Management.  Now retired, she continues her interest in PCYC activities as a current Board member.

Commissioner’s Representative – Inspector Darren Hopkins

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