2022 ECTA AGM 23 March 2022 4:30pm-5pm

 Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting 23 March 2022.

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR AGM

 Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the members of Early Childhood Teachers’ Association will be held online via ZOOM on 23 March 2022 4:30pm to 5pm. The AGM will be followed by a webinar presentation.

Matter of Business & Brief Description
1 Confirming the minutes – To confirm the minutes of the AGM held 2021
2 Receiving and Adopting Financial Documents – To receive the Financial Report and the Auditor’s Report for the year ending 30 September 2021
3 Presidents Report – The president will give a short overview of the year
4 Appoint Committee Members – Nomination forms available at link below.
5 To appoint an Auditor for 2023 – Koala Accounting located in Gympie have been our previous auditor and we propose to retain their business.

Prior to the AGM members should download the 2021 AGM Minutes and Auditor’s Report.

ECTA Individual members who are registered with the Queensland College of Teachers and hold early childhood teaching qualifications can vote at the AGM.
A member who is entitled to vote but cannot attend the meeting may appoint an adult person as their proxy.
Proxy Forms are available at link below.

To ensure a quorum please send in a Proxy Form if you are unable to attend

 PRESIDENTS REPORT

Last year continued to be a challenge for early childhood professionals across the world, with the continued spread of COVID-19. This year we have not only continued to respond to the COVID-19 challenges but have also had natural disasters that have impacted most of our members across the state and interstate. Our resilience in these times and the resilience of the families and the children we teach has been tested repeatedly.

Our continued use of ZOOM for our conference and the introduction of conference hub sites gave us the flexibility to cope with anything COVID threw at us and allowed members to network face-2-face at the conference hub sites.

Registrations are now open for the 47th ECTA Early Conference which will see a slight change to the previous format. This year to allow the hub sites to focus more on those in attendance and have a break from the IT support required for online zooming of sessions we are making the session two workshops site specific.  Those online will choose from six options whilst those at a hub site will have practical hands-on sessions on offer just for them. Whilst the hub site session two workshops will not be recorded the zoom sessions will be, along with the keynote and sessions one and three presentations. After the conference they will all be made available to all attendees.

Thank you to our secretary Joanne Young for coordinating the webinars last year. Joanne is busy selecting webinars for this year, and we will be holding one or two webinars each month. These are at no-cost to members.

Webinars have been a key strategy to support and stay connected with our members across the state. Webinars allowed us to continue to provide professional development to our members and colleagues wherever they work and live. This same technology is used by our committees so that members can join in no matter where they are located.

Total ECTA membership for 2021 was 533. This included 153 Organisations, 283 Individuals, 64 students,13 concessional, 4 Graduate, 2 Overseas Individual and 14 Life Members.

2022 Memberships are now open online. Our new subscription model allows membership for twelve months from date of the online application at ecta.org.au/shop.

I encourage all to renew their membership if they haven’t already done so. Go online and log in then select the RENEW tab at the top of the website to select membership type. Next year renewal notices will be sent automatically once the subscription expires.

School/Centres purchasing Organisation Membership for their site can set up their TEAM to allow their staff unrestricted access to all the resource and professional development materials. Choose Organisational Membership and set up the ‘Team Name’ before adding to the cart. Organisations can add new members to their team at any time by logging in, selecting My Account > Teams > Add Members.

 

ECTA Facebook page continues to grow with 6243 followers.  We have an average monthly reach of 36,000. This has grown by 10,000 since last year.

 

I would like to thank all member of our state coordinating, and conference journal for their time and dedication to ECTA during 2020 and the Regional Group Office Bearers who facilitated local connections throughout the year and conference hub sites. 

 

Next year will be the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Early Childhood Teachers’ Association. We hope that 2023 brings better times and we can celebrate this amazing achievement which would not have been possible without the support and contributions of our passionate and committed committee members since 1973.

Without the support of our ECTA volunteers we would not be the strong professional organisation that we are moving into our fiftieth year.

COMMITTTEE NOMINATIONS

We are seeking nominations from members who wish to support ECTA to expand our professional learning circle and support colleagues in the Early Childhood sector. Committee members commit to supporting the work of the committee and attending meetings to ensure a quorum is present. You are able to nominate for multiple committees.  Your role on each committee will be finalised at the first meeting of the committee.

STATE COORDINATING COMMITTEE
Meet online via ZOOM monthly 7pm – 9pm
(currently the second Thursday of the month)
You must be an Early Childhood Teacher registered with the Qld Teachers College to join this committee. You must have at least three years ECTA membership.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Meet online monthly 7pm – 9pm
(currently the third Thursday of the month)
Contribute to selection of presenters, conference programing, facilitation at a hub site or online via zoom platform
JOURNAL COMMITTEE
Meet virtually 3- 4 times per year
(dates appropriate to publication of three journals)
Source authors and voices for both the blog and the journal; Seeking stories about what is happening in the local ECTA regional groups; Reviewing a range of multimedia intended to use with children; Gathering images from the profession across the state to highlight current issues in the field; and participating in editorial discussions.

Nominations

Q1. Committees you wish to nominate for (multiple allowed)

Q2. Comments or questions

NOMINATION FORM SUBMIT BEFORE 12 MARCH

If the form above does not work email your nomination to ectaqld@gmail.com

PROXY FORM

Full form is below.  Entry into the digital Form on this page will be accepted. You can also print our the form by clicking the image below and downloading the Word doc. CLICK HERE to download proxy form

Email it to ectaqld@gmail.com

Proxy Form

Q1. Location in which you live. e.g Suburb or Town

Q2. Can you attend AGM online or will you send a proxy.

Q.3. If not attending who will your proxy be?
The president Kim Walters is available or nominate someone else who will be attending.

PROXY FORM SUBMIT BEFORE 12 MARCH