A National approach to GMA activities comes to fruition

The GMA Board is delighted to announce the successful formation of a single GMA management and administrative model which officially began on 1st January 2019.  This national GMA management model will be implemented across the next two years, and will involve all five State Associations from across Australia.

Following a detailed process involving significant consultation and contributions from each State Association, all five ‘GMA Service Agreements’ have now been signed by the State Members, which will see GMA (national) become responsible for all operational aspects related to GMA activities.

These activities include the provision of services to all members across Australia, the management of corporate partners and the continued support and development of programs and events enjoyed by GMA members.

This ‘National approach’ to GMA activities has been discussed for many years by National and State representatives, and follows the administrative alignment undertaken by Golf Australia earlier this year with most of their affiliated states.

GMA is very excited about the next steps in the evolution of the organisation, and how the newly developed structure will look to build upon the outstanding work that has been undertaken by the State Associations for many years.  The GMA Board is extremely thankful to each State Executive and their members for their willingness to contribute to, and develop a model that we believe will enhance administrative aspects of the organisation and the membership experience.  If it was not for the willingness of State Executives to buy into this process, this new approach would not have occurred.   

Further to the support of each State Executive, GMA and State Association corporate partners have also played a significant role in the advancement of this new model, and once again without their partnership, vision and support, GMA couldn’t provide the level of support to its members that currently exists, or will exist into the future. 

GMA will be working closely with State Executives to enhance the membership experience at a range of events and programs that have existed previously, or which will be implemented over the course of the next two years.  

Finally, GMA is delighted to welcome existing State Association employees Rod Haines (GMV) and Nicole Martino (GMAWA) across to GMA as part of this process.  The roles of Rod, Nicole and Frances Cordaro (GMA NSW – and was already employed by GMA) will remain similar, with any enquires from GMA members to continue to go to your appropriate state based employee.   Furthermore, we will be aiming to appoint part time GMA State Operations Managers in QLD and SA in the coming weeks as part of the new GMA management model.    

Once again, on behalf of the GMA Board, I’d like to thank all State Associations, members and partners for their continued support of GMA, as we look forward to an exciting future.

Your sincerely,

Andrew Gay
GMA Chair

GMA Corporate Partners