Updated 24th Jan 2013
Our AGM this year will be held by teleconference – all members will be notified and the call for nominations for Secretary, President, and Council Representative will be sent along with nominations form for ISAAC-Australia Awards to be presented at our meeting one lunchtime at the AGOSCI Conference in Sydney.
The SILENT AUCTION to raise funds for travel scholarships for people who use AAC to travel to ISAAC2014 in Lisbon, July 2014, will be held at the AGOSCI 2013 Conference in Sydney. Reminders about bringing items to the Silent Auction to be sold will also go out with the Newsletter and the notice of the AGM.
On 24th May 2012 we held our Annual General Meeting of members. This year it is held by teleconference. If you are a member and would like to attend, please see details arriving in your mailbox on Monday and RSVP to Debbie.
As a Chapter of ISAAC, our main event is the Biennial International Conference. In late July, the ISAAC conference is on in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. In Pittsburgh, the Australian chapter will also hold a Chapter Meeting, and aim to get a photograph afterwards of the group present. Australia usually has quite a strong contingent at the international meetings – sometimes as many as 30 members attending!
Every year, we hold a Chapter meeting at a conference that many of our members attend. In the ISAAC Conference year (2012, 2014 etc) we hold a Chapter meeting at the ISAAC conference (Pittsburgh, 2012). In the off-conference year for ISAAC, we hold our members’ meeting at the AGOSCI National Conference (Sydney, 2013). Our AGM meetings are usually held by Teleconference with sites where members can gather on speaker phone, in each State participating. Only members of ISAAC-Australia can vote at the meetings.
As a Chapter of ISAAC, we have International Representation on the Council of ISAAC, of a Member Representing the Chapter, and a Member of the Council who is the Chapter President. For 2012’s Council Meeting in Pittsburgh, the Council members are Barbara Solarsh (President) and Bronwyn Hemsley (Australia’s Representative to the ISAAC Council).
If you have any questions about our Rules, Statement of Purpose, or ISAAC’s By-Laws, please address these queries to Debbie our Secretary, and we will endeavour to provide the information that members require as soon as possible. We want ISAAC-Australia to be a vibrant member of the ISAAC community, and hope that you will join us in furthering the mission of ISAAC in Australia.