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Notes for
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1 Mar – Focus Event Women in Maritime – HMAS Watson – Sydney

9 May – AGM



L to R: CAPT Jon Earley CSC RAN, LCDR Lachlan Brown RAN, CAPT Prashanth Athipar


On Wednesday 14th February in Sydney we had a wonderful presentation given by the Commanding Officer and Navigator of HMAS ADELAIDE, our newest and biggest warship, all about their latest deployment. At the same time we said farewell to our ACT Liaison Representative, Prashanth. See photo above:

On 1st March at HMAS Watson in Sydney we have the next event in our continuing programme of Women in Maritime focus events with a workshop on Recruiting for Diversity and Inclusion in Maritime. Please contact the Secretary for details if you need them.

At our latest Committee Meeting on the 16th February some important issues were discussed. The possibility of splitting the branch into two in May 2019, with one branch looking after ACT/NSW and one looking after VIC/TAS/ACT was explored and it was decided to ask the membership their views on this prior to the AGM in May. I shall be contacting you with a survey soon. In addition there will be several changes in the Committee at the AGM and I shall be looking for expressions of interest by email in March in taking on roles such as Chairman, ACT and NSW Representatives and others. I shall also be contacting all Committee members in March to ask formally if they wish to stay on. Meanwhile if you do wish to join the Committee please contact me if you have queries. All of these issues will be part of the Agenda for the AGM in Sydney on 9th May – please make a note of the date in your diaries.

Duke Snider our President is visiting Sydney in the last week of Feb in a private capacity, and your Committee will be meeting him during his brief holiday to discuss branch issues.

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