Dear AALC Members,
We trust that you have all had a good start into the New Year and we look forward to seeing many of you throughout 2015. It’s important to us to engage and empower the membership.
We know that member companies who are actively involved with the association derive more value from their membership, and we would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to involve even more of your colleagues in accessing our programming including our webinars and events.
The industry stakeholders have by now well and truly embraced AALC as important members of the industry. The AALC receives regular invitations to industry round tables and events, has an AALC representative at the NAATI PRG, the NAATI RAC and the NAATI Trainers’ Symposium as well as having been invited to the government organized “Translating and Interpreting Sector Roundtable Discussion November 2014”, and a range of other industry workshops. The AALC will have a presence in Canberra on Friday, 27 February, at the upcoming Government Forum for the DHS Creative & Design Panel Members’ and continue to engage other LSPs and general industry stakeholders. We are a growing organisation that can really make a difference in how to shape our industry so we welcome your opinions and feedback and above all, your participation.
The AALC had a trade exhibitor table at the 2014 National AUSIT Conference last year in Brisbane and had a slot in the program for an AALC panel informing the audience about the AALC and listening to concerns. It was a full house. Events in Melbourne and Sydney last year saw Tool vendors and Tertiary Institutions embracing AALC, as well as conference interpreting equipment suppliers and international business service suppliers.
In New Zealand in 2014, AALC gave an introduction talk at the NZSTI annual conference and conducted a round table discussion between AALC members attending the event.
2015 will see continued NZ activity with an AALC event at the NZTC 30th Birthday evening in Wellington on Friday 26 June. The AALC will also have a presence at the NZSTI Conference in Wellington. We will suggest having an AALC panel on the Saturday or Sunday conference days, 27/28 June, as we did at the AUSIT Conference. Last but not least, we plan an AALC Trans-Tasman Function at the end of July, possibly in Christchurch.
We take this opportunity to invite you to visit the AALC website www.aalc.org.au and use the marketplace section with offers from our associate members, the resources area for those who missed the webinars last year. These are recorded and at your disposal. If you require your log in to be sent to you again, please contact our Administration Officer Julie Barry on firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you in 2015 or talking with you online soon!
AALC Board of Directors
Tea Dietterich, President
Jerzy Brodzki, VP – AUS
Hagen Issell, VP – NZ
Dominic Carter, Secretary & Treasurer
Geoff Meakin, Communication Officer
Georgiana Poulter, Board Member