Welcome to Catatan AIYA! AIYA Membership numbers continue to grow and our Chapters and other activities are becoming increasingly active. We have been searching for a way to provide further updates to our loyal, paid members. So here it is – the inaugural Catatan AIYA, meaning AIYA Notes. This will likely be a quarterly comprehensive, internal newsletter to keep you posted on everything going on in the world of AIYA.
New AIYA National President – Clarice Campbell!
AIYA National officially has a new President! After four years in the role, Nicholas Mark is passing the AIYA baton over to Clarice Campbell, someone who we’re sure many of you have come to know over the years.
Nick started out as the co-founder and inaugural President of AIYA NSW back in late 2012, and has been AIYA National President since April 2015. He has seen AIYA grow and develop over the years, into a bilateral organisation run by over 150 volunteers and facilitating 300 events a year across both countries. Read more about Nick’s AIYA journey here.
Clarice Campbell has experience in AIYA since 2014, moving through from AIYA VIC President to Operations Officer (Indonesia) and more recently has been the Director of Operations for the past 2 years. Clarice is living and breathing the AIYA vision and mission, and will be the organisation’s first President to be based in Jakarta. AIYA’s greatest strength is as a network that engages young Australians and Indonesians as university students through to their time as young professionals, and Clarice is all set to move AIYA into its next phase.
You will have seen our various comms over the past month about the AIYA Survey 2019. This survey is crucial to inform AIYA about what matters to our members and what we can do to continue to improve. We really appreciate any time you have to complete the survey and we encourage you to share the link through your networks.
Open Recruitment (Directors, Secretary and more)
With a new AIYA National President, several other roles at AIYA National are also open at the moment as we restructure a fresh National Executive. The following positions are now open for applications until 24 July 2019:
- Director of Operations
- Director of Communications
- Director of Partnerships and Memberships
- Company Secretary
- Operations Officer (Indonesia)
- Communications Officer
- Finance Officer
Have you always wanted to join AIYA National or find out more about what AIYA National does? Apply now or contact Clarice at [email protected] to find out more.
Upcoming Chapter AGMs
As an AIYA Member, you are also eligible to apply for and run in an AIYA Chapter election. Various Chapters will be having their AGM in the coming months. If you are thinking of joining your local AIYA Chapter, we encourage you to contact the current the current executive to find out more and to keep the following months in mind:
- August – NSW
- September – NTT, Jakarta
- October – WA, VIC, ACT
- November – Yogyakarta, NT
More information will be released via the AIYA Links in due course.
AIYA’s flagship initiative is the National Australia-Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA). The 2019 NAILA committee is led by Melanie Kilby and Sheila Hie, and again strives to reward and foster Bahasa Indonesia capabilities in Australia.
Before we open up applications and release the fine print, we want to hear from our members to vote on this year’s theme! Complete this Google Form to have your say.
AIYA is also gearing up to release some mantap AIYA merchandise to celebrate the AIYA Community. AIYA members will soon have an opportunity to contribute to designs and have your say on our 2019/20 merchandise – watch this space!
Got a question about AIYA, Chapters, Catatan AIYA or anything else related to Australia-Indonesia youth? Send us an email to [email protected] and we’ll assist as soon as possible or point you in the right direction!
Nick, Clarice & AIYA National