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Annual General Meeting

Technology Educators Association

 

Annual General Meeting

Technology Educators Association

Date:              Thursday 26 May 2022

Time:             5:30 to 6:30pm

Location:       Online via Zoom

Important information:

  • Agenda – Annual General Meeting – as outlined below.
  • 2021 Association Annual Report of the President, Toni Robinson – this report can be found below.
  • 2021 AGM Minutes – Click here
  • Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2021 – Click here
  • Link to Online Nomination Form for TEA Executive & Committee Positions. – Click here

Due to the continuing impact of COVID, we have made several changes to the processes and structure of the AGM.

The Annual General Meeting will be held ONLINE via Zoom at 5:30pm on Thursday 26 May 2022.

  1. Please register to attend using the following link. Registrations now closed
  2. If you are able unable to attend, please complete the registration form to have your apology recorded on the meeting minutes. Registrations now closed
  3. The Zoom Meeting link will be sent out prior to the AGM meeting.
  4. Nominations for TEA Executive & Committee positions will be submitted using an online form.- Nominations closed.
  5. Nominations must be submitted by: 3:00pm, Monday 23 May 2022
  6. For positions where more than one nomination is received, an online poll will be created for members in attendance to place their vote.

Agenda

  1. Welcome, Apologies
  2. Business arising from previous minutes (2021 AGM)
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. President’s Report
  5. Thank you to outgoing committee
  6. Election of 2022 Executive Committee
  7. General Business

2021 Executive Committee

Technology Educators Association

President Toni Robinson
Vice President Kelly Evans
Vice President Lisa Beacher
Treasurer Fiona Abdul Ahad
Secretary Emily Bailey
Editor Pamela Hicks
Professional Teachers Council Representative Jennifer Edwards
Membership Secretary Jennifer Edwards

 

2021 Committee

Judith Baxt
Lynda Espinola
Morgan Reason
Tania Ruggerio
Wendy Sheppard
Mary Walker

2022 President’s Report

The Annual General Meeting is a time for us to reflect on the past 12 months, look to the future and ensure the sustainability of the Technology Educators Association through your continued support. It is pleasing to note that over the last year, our committee has continued to deliver events, all while facing the continued complications of Covid-19, increased teacher workload and increasing teacher shortages. Your support, expressed by your attendance tonight is an affirmation and motivation for the committee to continue the great work that is done each year to support our members.

I would like to start by acknowledging and thanking the Executive and Committee. Our team has been faced with many personal celebrations and challenges; yet we have continued to maintain a core of dedicated professionals who ensure that deadlines were met to deliver the 2021 Annual Conference (which shifted from face to face, to blended and ended up being a virtual event). We were excited to reintroduce the HSC Teacher Seminars again, and look forward to including these again in 2022. The Texstyle HSC Showcase, virtual seminars and presentations were a blended series of events this year, made possible by a partnership with the Embroiderers Guild.

A lesson that we have embraced from Covid and learning from home is the value of providing access to recorded packages and ensuring the Texstyle Virtual Exhibition is made available to all students and teachers across the state. TEA will continue to look for innovative solutions to allow members to access content in ways that best meet their needs.

We have worked to strengthen our partnerships with NESA, TAFE NSW (Fashion Design Studio) and ACU; our long-time sponsors Blessington and S&S Creativity Unlimited, and  E&M Greenfield, the Embroiderers Guild NSW, Cotton Australia, Knitters Guild, Grey Photography, and Rampe Realistic Imaging. TEA takes great pride in ensuring these relationships are nurtured and allow an evolution that best meets the needs of all stakeholders.

As your representatives, TEA will continue to inform members and provide a collective voice at stakeholder meetings and other forums with educational stakeholders including NESA and ACARA. As we approach the review of the Technology syllabuses, It is crucial we work to sustain the association, our curriculum areas and ensure TEA can continue to provide accredited professional learning opportunities to develop curriculum knowledge and professional practice.