Welcome to the latest AIMS Newsletter. The following information may be of interest to members.
GOODBYE 2020 and BRING ON 2021!
The AIMS Board wishes all our members, sponsors and friends a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year summer period.
Soon we hope to be able to announce 'save the dates' for some old-fashioned live regional events including Mudgee, Singleton, Moranbah and other locations, as well as further webinars for our remote members and those in search of CPD points in 2021.
Keep an eye on our websites for all the latest details. And if you are asked whether you wish to be sent notifications say YES and be amongst the first to know of any time critical updates.
We remain hopeful that 2021 will turn out to a GREAT year for AIMS members, and in fact Australia and the entire World!
AIMS BOARD HOSTS THE FIRST e-AGM
Due to the ongoing pandemic the AIMS Board were required to think outside the square and host it's very first virtual Annual General Meeting via Zoom on 19th November 2020. With a healthy number of attendees the meeting was smoothly organised and facilitated by Craig Hassell from Conference Images. The AIMS Board is now more confident to move ahead with planning further webinars and this may very well become a permanent feature as an addition to live networking events even post-COVID.
There were 12 Panellists at the AGM and a total of 63 members who registered prior to the meeting.
We thank those who participated and attended our first virtual AGM and advise members who could not actually make the live meeting that you can now view the recording after logging in.
2020 started off like any other year but it soon ended up being a year filled with enormous challenges for each of us, both in our personal lives and careers.
There was necessary changes and restrictions to help protect the community and everyone did their share to help. It has been a long time since a lot of us have been able to visit family and friends. It is great news that with Xmas and New Year break approaching we can reconnect and share the holidays with them.
With the recent AGM and notices sent out hopefully you have seen the recent changes to the AIMS executive. Our new executive will be made up of myself as President, Mick Harris as Vice President, Jonathan van Wyk as Secretary and James Sherritt continuing as Treasurer. Thanks to Mick for stepping into the VP role and welcome to Jonathan to the team.
With new additions and changes unfortunately, it does mean some departures. Mario Fantin and Chris Moy will be stepping down as Directors of AIMS. Both gentlemen have had a significant impact on how AIMS is run and operated. It is their endless support and dedication that keeps our organisation running and drives us to continue in their absence. I am sure I say for everyone in our organisation Thanks to Mario and Chris, we wish them the best for the future, and I look forward to catching up sometime in the future for a drink...
Amongst all the familiar 'old' faces on the newly endorsed AIMS Board, there's one new unfamiliar fresh face - Jonathan van Wyk is our new Secretary. So who is this new guy on the board and what does he stand for?
We asked the pressing questions so that you can get to know 'Jono' a little better...
We featured Glenn Edwards recently on our website as an outstanding and popular long-time member of AIMS. The Board has now announced that Glenn, recently retired, has now been awarded an AIMS Fellowship.
This is a great honour and recognises Glenn's outstanding contribution to the industry and our own association over the years.
The AIMS annual Salary Survey began in 2005 and the results are collated and independently analysed by inTouch web services on behalf of AIMS - The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors Limited. A report is compiled and posted in the Members Library of the AIMS website for the use of all members. Additionally, all general member feedback, opinions and comments are supplied to the AIMS Board as a snapshot of member satisfaction and for their consideration for potential improvements.
This newsletter has been prepared and sent by the AIMS webmaster on behalf of the above. Any errors and omissions excepted, If clarification is required on any item please contact the AIMS Secretary via email.