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.