Orientation of new Management Committee members, planning for the 2012 DANA National Conference (“In the Age of Complexity”), strategic planning, revision of manuals and policies and recommendations about revenue generation were just a few of the items on the agenda of last weekend’s DANA Management Committee meeting convened in Adelaide.
Janice Ough had the opportunity to hand over her portfolio to newly elected Treasurer, Tara Kennedy (SA), while Judy Gonda orientated Jayne McCarthur (SA) into the role of Membership Secretary.
It was also a chance to welcome some new comers to the management committee. Jane Dowling (WA) and Dee Robinson (NT) attended their first meeting. Steph Anderson from Nelson in NZ could not get across the Tasman to attend her first meeting. We also missed Elly Richards (NZ), Peter Athanasos (SA) and Robin Murray (NSW) as they were unable to attend.
Other developments include Jane Dowling (WA) putting up her hand to develop the DANA Newsletter. Colleen Blums (Qld) will continue to manage the DANA website, Facebook and introduce Twitter while Ros will continue as conference convener.
The work begun at this meeting will be continued through to the next AGM by various sub committees.