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Recent Annual General Meeting (update)

Representatives of the CEN community came together for a National Conference and AGM last week-end in Canberra. It was a shorter program with less emphasis on business and more opportunities to grow in our understanding of Christian education. Delegates were able to attend three workshops and listen to two inspiring addresses. A feature for me was the opportunity to praise God together in singing. In this we were led by a team from Emmaus on one day and Michael Bunyan and his family on the following day. Michael is the Head of Music at Southern Highlands Christian school and he has provided his arrangement of Bless the Lord which can be downloaded here. The Conference Dinner was a great occasion that was organised by Michelle Dempsey and Sue Goudswaard. We heard lots of encouraging stories about what God is doing around Australia in our school communities. Of special note were...

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Update: discussion between CEN and CSA

At the recent AGM, the following motion was presented – “That the CEN Board should continue discussions with the CSA Board and work towards a closer working relationship, such as in the form of an alliance, where resources are shared.” The CEN Board responded as follows…

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Building and growing your association

Ken Dickens presented insightful reflections at the recent AGM on not only the need to focus on building our associations but insights into the generational issues that need to be considered. Practical suggestions for boards to consider.

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AGM Workshop Resources

Thanks again must go to Bill Rusin, Fiona Partridge, Kathleen Flentje and Narelle Sketcher for there contributions to the practical workshops held on the Saturday afternoon of the AGM…

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Introducing the CEN National Board

Anne Baker, NSW Dr Gerry Beimers, VIC (Company Secretary) Yvonne Bradley, VIC (Vice President) Hugh Bryant-Parsons, VIC John de Jong, TAS (President) Susan Goudswaard, VIC David Grey, TAS (Treasurer) Bill Rusin, NSW

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Martin Hanscamp joins CEN team

The National Board has been in discussions with Martin Hanscamp regarding him having a key role in the national office in 2014  with a view to advocacy and allowing for organisational succession.

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Board Chairs

Please make sure that you forward this newsletter to your fellow directors in case we have not managed to get their individual contact details in our database. Thankyou.

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Evaluation of AGM

For those that attended the AGM, please find following a short online evaluation where you can help us to serve your better in the future with out AGM and National Conference planning.

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