We are now in the final month of preparation for this year’s IACAC Conference. We are looking forward to welcoming all those who are going to travel to Melbourne from far distant lands to join us for a week of fellowship and learning.
Our theme: Diversity – Celebrating Difference as a Gift has
certainly got our speakers fired up and I think we can look forward to being
inspired and challenged through their presentations.
Sadly, due to a change in her role within the airport, the Rev Donna Mote has withdrawn her nominations for the positions of president and vice president. As the Rev Pierre de Mareuil has also nominated for the positions of president and vice president, the Constitution provides for nominations to be received from the floor for both positions during the Annual Business Meeting in Melbourne.
A member does not have to be present at the Annual Business Meeting to be nominated but it is desirable that members have an opportunity to learn about them and what they can offer the Association. Only 2019 financial members are eligible to vote in the election and members who are not present at the Annual Business Meeting can vote by proxy. Proxy voting application forms are available from the Treasurer. Any member who is holding proxy vote for another member may only hold a maximum of two proxy votes.
ask members to think and pray on this matter. Nomination forms are
available from the Secretary for the position of president and vice
president for election in 2019 and the receipt of nominations for
secretary to be elected in 2020.
Airport chaplaincy has a long and varied history in
Australia and New Zealand. The first chaplaincies began in Melbourne and Sydney
as part of industrial mission then spread to the other airports around
Australia and across the Tasman to Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand. Since
the early 1970’s Australian airport chaplains have regularly attended IACAC
conferences and played an active part in the Association hosting a total of
five conferences to date. This year the October conference will be the sixth
held in Australia and fifth in Melbourne.