On Monday 20 October we held our 26th Annual General Meeting in the Grainger Studio, preceded by cheese and wine, with entertainment by the Desperados.
Liz Bowen, Judy Birze and ASO Managing Director Vince Ciccarello presented the President’s, Treasurer’s and ASO Reports respectively. Retiring Committee Member, Past President and first Secretary of the Friends, Kay Gill, was honoured with Life Membership for her many years of service to both the Subscriber’s Committee and FASO, and Liz presented Vince with a cheque for $10,000 as FASO’s early contribution to the ASO Christmas Appeal. Vince then acted as Returning Officer for the election of officers.
The FASO Committee for 2014-15 is as follows:
President: Alison Campbell
Immediate Past President: Elizabeth Bowen
Vice Presidents: Alyson Morrison and John Pike
Honorary Secretary: Vacant
Assistant Secretary (Membership): John Gell
Treasurer: Judy Birze
Group A – elected 2013 for 2 years (2013-2015)
Wendy Niehuus, Joan Paroissien, Frank Sanders, Stuart Wattison, Val Wearne, Margaret Whittle
Group B – elected 2014 for 2 years (2014-2016)
Jill Barrington, Judith Eagle, Lyn Goldsworthy, Honora Griffith, Joylene Koch, David Wotton
We welcome our committee for 2014-15, in particular our new member, Joylene Koch.
We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Liz Bowen for her hard work and inspiring leadership as President over the past three years. Thanks are also to due to Honora Griffith for all the work she has done as Secretary, and we welcome her continuing commitment as a member of the Management Committee. We will miss Michael Critchley’s invaluable support to the Executive Committee as Vice President and we wish him and Jennifer well for the future.
As incoming President, I know that I have big shoes to fill, and appreciate the ongoing assistance of not only Liz, but also previous Presidents Alyson Morrison and John Pike as Vice Presidents, and John Gell as Membership Secretary. Meanwhile, Judy Birze is continuing in her vital role as Treasurer.
Click here to see Liz’s President’s Report to the AGM: