The Institute is governed by an Executive Committee comprising 10 members elected from the membership at large. Elections are held annually with one half of the Executive Committee retiring each year. Executive members can serve a maximum of ten years on the Committee before they must step down from office for at least one year.
The Executive Committee elects each year from within its membership a President and Deputy President. They serve in office for one year and although not mandated in the Constitution, past convention holds that Presidents retire from office after serving two years.
Within the Executive one position is allocated to a representative elected directly from the South West Branch. This appointment is also for a two year term and is determined by a vote of the South West Branch Committee.
In addition the Immediate Past President continues on the Executive as a non-voting member for the two years following his retirement from office as President.
Elections are held at the beginning of the year and members wishing to become involved on the Executive are invited to contact the Division’s Executive Manager.
Responsibilities of the Executive Committee
Part 3 Clause 35 a) of IPWEA-WA’s Constitution vests responsibility for all matters relating to the control and management of IPWEA-WA in the Executive Committee.Incorporating these broad powers with established principles of effective corporate governance, the Executive Committee’s primary role is to govern the successful operation of IPWEA-WA through the Executive Manager.
While this includes responsibility for defining Policy and setting the overall strategic directions of IPWEA-WA, it does not include responsibility for running or managing the business affairs of IPWEA-WA.
All such operational matters remain the responsibility of the Executive Manager of IPWEA-WA. The Members of the Executive Committee have ultimate responsibility for the success of IPWEA-WA.
Their principal focus and responsibilities relate to proper and considered deliberations and decision-making relating to:
• major policy issues;
• the strategic directions of IPWEA-WA;
• sustainable financial operations; and,
• matters involving legal compliance.
Executive Committee Meetings
The Executive meets bi-monthly usually on the first Thursday of the month commencing at 3 p.m. Members are welcome to attend these meetings and are requested to advise the Divisional office in advance.
Meeting dates for the current year are:
Thursday 23 February
Thursday 11 May
Thursday 13 July
Thursday 7 September
Thursday 2 November
Thursday 7 December
Wednesday 29 March
Thursday 22 June
Thursday 21 September
Thursday 7 December
Executive Meeting Minutes
Minutes of recent Executive meetings are posted on the website in our document directory.
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|Dick Chamberlain (Inaugural)||1970 and 1971|
|George Bray||1972 and 1973|
|Amos Machlin||1974 and 1975|
|Phil Bombak||1977 and 1978|
|Frank Bryant||1979 and 1980|
|John Bonker||1981 and 1982|
|Russell Candy||1983 and 1984|
|Laurie Piggott||1985 and 1986|
|Gavin Watters||1987 and 1988|
|Ray Tame||1989 and 1990|
|Ross Moody||1991 and 1992|
|Michael Foley||1993 and 1994|
|Michael Klyne||1995 and 1996|
|Ian Campbell||1997 and 1998|
|Allan Claydon||2001 and 2002|
|Alex Sheridan||2003 and 2004|
|Silvio Trinca||2005 and 2006|
|Martyn Glover||2007 and 2008|
|Terry Blanchard||2009 and 2010|
|Anthony Vuleta||2011 and 2012|
|Doug Pearson||2013 and 2014|
|Alan Millard||2015 and 2016|