Board of management
Chairman / Treasurer
Currently retired and involved in the community through District Health Advisory Committee (Chairperson), Manjimup Country Club (Sec Treasurer).
Ray served as a Shire Councillor for 16 years until October 2013. Born in Pemberton apart from a six years in the RAAF has spent the majority of his working life in the area.
Always involved in committees in some form or another for the past 45 years, his work experience as a Manager, commissioner with the Forest Products Commission the various roles have given excellent knowledge of management, governance and strategic thinking.
Once he was no longer involved with Council he looked for a challenge where he could continue to use those skills and continue to have influence on community culture, the CRC provided this opportunity and at the same time Ray still wanted to improve his knowledge in as many areas as he could.
Rays professional development has included, Safety for Supervisors, Enterprise bargaining, Australian Institute of management senior executive program, Australian institute of company directors, implementing great governance. He remains proud of his achievements and wants to see the CRC become a valuable community resource
Born in Perth Western Australia, raised in small logging town: Tuatapere, Southland, NZ.
Prior to migrating permanently from New Zealand in 1997, Ranui spent 8 years as a customer service officer for “NZ Income Support” the equivalent of Centrelink. The golden rainbow of opportunity into the mining industry led her to Perth WA. Soon after arrival, mining offered many rewards as she became employed at Greenbushes Mine as a Haul Pack Truck operator, Safety Officer and Relief Site Clerk. After a year in the Southwest she then joined the FIFO revolution and enjoyed working at many mine site locations including: Leonora, Leinster, Mt Magnet, Dalgaranga, Marvel Loch as a Haul Pack Training Officer, Drill and Blast quality control, then found her way back into paperwork as Site Administrator until 2002.
Following 4 ½ years as a stay home Mum, she returned to work as a recruitment consultant for Manpower in Manjimup, and then managed the Bridgetown Greenbushes Recreation Centre for two years.
Ranui became a casual admin assistant in 2010 under the previous management of the Volunteer Resource Centre. In 2011 she was approached by the management committee to return full time to act as temporary Manager as the centre was in the midst of financial crisis. Rebuilding the business reputation and infrastructure has been a challenging task at times, however now as she reflects on those difficult times she is proud of her achievements and perseverance.
Her role as operations manager, includes project and business planning, Ranui Is always interested in chatting about our centre and future partnerships that benefit the Manjimup Community.
Rae grew up in a small country town, not unlike Manjimup, in the West of England.
Before migrating to Australia from Bristol, UK in 2010 Rae worked for 20 years as a local government housing officer for Bristol City Council, mainly working with vulnerable people in a tough inner city environment. Rae was also very involved in her local community in a number of volunteer roles, including as a School Governor and helping run a children’s organisation in a multicultural, vibrant inner city area. In her ‘spare time’ Rae raised two children, spent time with her extended family, travelled, cooked, gardened and studied.
The role of “Volunteer Officer” is particularly suited to Rae with her wide experience of volunteering and her passion for working with communities. The role involves creating opportunities for volunteers, with local volunteer associated organisations. Rae matches volunteers with the particular skills and competences these organisations require to operate, and assists with training volunteers if required.
To contact Rae Starr, you can either ring the office number 9777 2774 or alternatively her work mobile 0477 023 360
Accounts and Administration Officer
Emma has recently joined the team at Manjimup Community Resource Centre as the Accounts and Administration Officer. Emma’s background is mostly in Finance and Management where she has built her career through working up in the ranks.
Emma’s position within the CRC is invaluable because of her vast knowledge and experience in team management, accounts and budgeting, company policies and governances. Her past experience has ranged from management, OH&S and PA with qualifications in Business.
With two children and a wonderful partner, Emma is a busy working mum with great work ethics who adds a very professional feel to the Centre.
MCRC Reception Staff
Introducing our customer Service - "Dream Team"
Customer Service Officer
Kayla has been an enthusiastic member of our team since commencing as a Trainee studying Certificate IV in Community Development, over a two year period. Her passion and enthusiasm has paid off, as she has become a Customer Service Officer, with a permanent position within our organisation.
Kayla is a shining example that loyalty, and dedication to your work pays off, as she has now become the “Queen” of Department of Transport and Licensing here at the centre, her natural ability to make our customers feel appreciated shows with her welcoming smile.
As with all reception staff, Kayla is able to assist our customers and room hirers with all aspects of service delivery.
Customer Service Officer
Raised in Manjimup, Adam spent the early years of his adult-hood working in packing sheds and vineyards here in the lower South-West, but took himself to Queensland to learn sales and marketing. Opened up an Advertising company in 2007 and has pursued a career in Graphic Design and Advertising until his skills led him to a consultancy position in the Stock market industry. Adam came back home to start his family and offer his skills to his local community. He carries a strong view on building the community and the people within it.
Certificate III Business Administration
Kaiden joined the ‘Manjimup CRC ’in late July, early August of 2017, in the position of “Trainee Receptionist” and is currently studying a Certificate III in Business and Administration.
Kaiden is an energetic young man with a keen interest in all things tech and looks forward to further developing his IT skills in our diverse workplace as a Reception Trainee. As a Manjimup local Kaiden’s face is sure to be a familiar one as he endeavours to deliver all the reception and administration needs.
Certificate III in Business and Certificate III in Community Services
Born in Subiaco, but have lived most of my life either in the Wheatbelt and the South West Region, but moving between towns. After graduating year 12 from Morawa District High School (which was about 150 kms from Geraldton.) I am also very affectionate regarding my large extended family. I’m a nerdy, geeky fangirl, who has cherished books and music, and loves singing along, not sure how well though.
I then moved down to Boyup Brook in the hopes of getting a more exciting job and the opportunity to get out of a very very small town. Which is what led me to applying for the Administration Trainee position. I was there for two years and during that time I gained an understanding about the necessity of the Community Resource Centre Network. I was also given the building blocks to building my confidence as well as my current skills.
Throughout the past two years I also worked towards two separate qualification (Certificate III in Business and Certificate III in Community Services).
I am now very excited to be working here in the Manjimup Community Resource Centre. It is a much busier and a more full on environment. I enjoy working in a much busier work environment that I ever had previously. I honestly cannot wait until I get to start my work books, and get my training underway. I am also extremely excited to do my Department of Transport training.
Finally, I am most excited to say that I am the Local Coordinator for the Uniting Care West and Target Christmas Appeal, I will hopefully keep you all updated on my progress for the fundraising total as well as the collection total.
I am really enjoying this job with its faster and busier pace, there’s more to do and more to learn.
Tax Help Agent & Seniors Computing Club Tutor
During her working life Sylvia was employed as a trainer and mentor with Goldfields Trainee and Apprentice Services, She assisted trainees and apprentices to successfully complete their studies and workplace commitments. Slyvia then became an Employment Consultant with an employment company working with unemployed of all nationalities. Sylvia returned to Manjimup in January 2009 to live in Deanmill for 4 years. During her time in Deanmill she became a valued volunteer at the Centre to meet and make new friends.
Seniors Computing Club Tutor
Sylvia enjoys helping people, especially enabling seniors to become more at ease with technology. She mainly teaches you to become at ease with using a computer (Desktop, Laptop) You can bring your own laptop or alternatively utilise the computers here at the centre. Sylvia gives a lesson every Friday morning and starts at 10am and breaks for a cuppa at 11am, and then for the next hour till 12pm she will guide you or answer any questions you may need answered.
Tax Help Agent
Recently, she also became an accredited volunteer tax agent for the Australian Taxation Office!
Tax Help is a group of community volunteers who provide a free and confidential service to help people on low incomes complete their tax returns online with myTax. Tax Help is available from July to October. So if you need help lodging your tax return, refund of franking credits, amendment or non-lodgment advice and you are on a low income, our trained Tax Help volunteers may be able to help you.