Members of the National Executive Committee met at Sony Pictures Releasing, Market Street Sydney on May 25 2017. Amongst the first items on the Agenda was a formal resolution which was carried unanimously and with acclamation thanking our retiring National Secretary-Treasurer, Bruce Leonard for his 25 years of devoted and highly successful service to the Society. The very next resolution welcomed and appointed Sandra Alexander as the new National Secretary-Treasurer.
The NEC considered and approved nine resolutions proposed by Tim Read, National President. Some of these arose out of the results of the National Survey which was carried out in February-March 2017 and include: planning for and offering a wider range of activities for the members, redesigning the Society website and creating Facebook pages in each State to allow for easier social contact and information exchange, beginning regular donations to State benevolent societies, creating a drive for new members, increasing the joining fee to $300 and several changes simplifying the financial and administrative arrangements between the National and State bodies.
More details about the National Survey and the resolutions passed at the NEC meeting can be found on the Society’s new website. Please visit it and consider writing an article or story for it. The same applies to the Society’s Facebook page. It is there to make communication between members quick and easy and I hope it encourages more get togethers on an informal basis. For those members who do not have personal access to the internet, please see if your local library, senior centre or other resource has computers which can be used. And perhaps family members or friends could assist.
Finally, do you know anyone who would qualify for Society membership? Please support the membership drive and invite them to consider joining.