August 2017: Inaugural AGM for Editors Victoria, a Branch of IPEd

by Jessica Hoadley

Thursday 17 August saw 40 Editors Victoria members congregate at CQ Centre on Queen Street for a night of business and a smattering of trivia.

Outgoing President Jackey Coyle gave a report outlining the position of Editors Victoria up to and including its shift to being a branch of IPEd, and thanked the members of the executive committee who have supported her presidency.

Committee members reported on their activities for the following subcommittees:

  • communication
  • freelance affairs
  • events
  • budget
  • professional development/mentoring.

 As part of her report, IPEd Councillor (and former Editors Victoria president) Renée Otmar outlined the new IPEd draft strategic plan. She encouraged those going to the conference in Brisbane to attend the IPEd AGM (14 September, 1.15–2pm) and the following member forum (2–2.45pm), where the IPEd Council will be able to answer any sticky questions.

A vote was held and subsequently passed on the special resolution to limit the term of IPEd Chair to two terms of two years each.

It was then determined that Van Gogh committed suicide by gun, Thailand is the only South-East Asian country to have never been colonised, and that PricewaterhouseCoopers (with this exact spelling, we are editors after all) was the company behind the epic 2017 Oscars vote blunder. The trivia came to a sudden death true or false round between Red and Green teams, and the Red team came out triumphant with the chocolates and book prizes.

Jessica Hoadley
Events subcommittee