ACAV 2020 Annual General Meeting

ACA Victoria held our 2020 Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Thursday 26th November.

In addition to the formalities, in President Sarah Tullberg's absence due to impending back surgery, our Vice President Paul Mondo provided a round up of the changes and challenges for the early learning sector during this unprecedented year.

The meeting was a wonderful opportunity to take stock of the challenges and the wins that we have achieved during the past financial year. As you can imagine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was our biggest focus during the second half, and we hope that our member support throughout the year was helpful.

We would like to thank all our members for your ongoing engagement throughout the year via our surveys, through phone calls, Facebook and emails, to let us know how you were travelling and the impact of the pandemic and government settings on your individual service. We couldn't have engaged with State and Federal Governments to advocate on our sector's behalf without your support.

We were delighted to welcome guest speakers Susan McDonald, Acting Deputy Secretary, DET and Madeleine Smith, Executive Director of QARD, DET presenting on "Operating in the new COVID-normal environment".

Susan and Madeleine congratulated our members for doing such a great job of bouncing back to near normal attendance in term 4 and providing such a wonderful learning environment for children who have had a disruptive year.

With 9 nominations for the Board, from our existing Committee  we are pleased to welcome the following back to the Executive Committee:

  • Jennifer Kearney
  • Nicole Llewellyn
  • Amanda Mawer
  • Nick Moutzouris
  • Paul Mondo
  • Sam Rosenberg
  • Chris Sacre
  • Tonii Tran
  • Sarah Tullberg

A meeting is scheduled for 9 December to appoint Commitee members to the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. We will report on the outcomes in due course.

We were very pleased to have the support of our meeting sponsor and partner Child Care Super during the course of this year, and for Client Partnership Executive Rosemaree Wardle to present at the meeting on the impacts of COVID-19 on the superannuation industry and Child Care Super initiatives to support members to manage their super. You can access Rose's presentation here.