Date posted: 21/08/2019 4 min read

NSW regional news August 2019

Read the latest update from the NSW Regional Manager regarding the NSW AGM, member engagement, and events coming up in NSW.

In brief

  • NSW Annual General Meeting
  • CA ANZ Toastmasters Group Welcomes new members
  • NSW events held and coming up

It is hard to believe that we are about to go into September. The year is disappearing but as ever we have many more member-focused activities and events between now and the end of December.

In NSW we were very pleased to receive over 30 nominations for advancement to Fellowship.  The nominations will now progress through the formal review and approval process by NSW Council and the CA ANZ Council. Members will be notified of the outcome in early December, and then in March of 2020 there will be a formal ceremony to acknowledge the new Fellows and present their Fellowship certificates.

This process is one that really highlights the enormous contribution our members make to their communities - professionally and personally.

NSW Region Annual Ordinary General Meeting

The NSW Annual Ordinary General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 5.30pm at the Chartered Accountants ANZ offices, 33 Erskine Street, Sydney.

Find out more

Do you want to be heard and conquer your fear of public speaking?

There are times in our professional careers where we need to do a formal presentation in front of colleagues, manager, shareholders or clients. Presentations can cause stress and anxiety which is why it’s important to be equipped with the necessary soft skills to perform at our best. At CA ANZ Toastmasters you can learn those skills and more in a safe and friendly environment. 

CA ANZ Toastmasters was founded in 2017 for young members and is run by and for CAs. The club is part of Toastmasters International which is a non-profit organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership through the pathways program.

If you’d like to learn more about the Toastmasters program the group would welcome you. They meet every second Wednesday at the CA ANZ offices, 33 Erskine Street, Sydney.

If you have any queries or would like to attend please contact Daniel Tello.

Email us about the Toastmasters Group

Recent events

NSW Certificate Presentation Ceremony

We were very pleased to host the presentation ceremony for new members and CA Program Merit Award recipients on the 1 August and welcomed guest speaker Joshua Robb CA, local committee chair from our Newcastle Hunter region. Joshua gave a very engaging presentation on his career; the goals he had set and attained, and underpinning it all was the great value of the CA designation.

We had over 495 members and guests attend, and I would also like to congratulate the new members and award recipients who were unable to attend.

Upcoming events

It is very important to NSW Council and the NSW team that we provide events which are interesting and relevant to our members. We take on board feedback we receive from engagement with members and we seek input from member panels and committees.

We welcome your views on topics and opportunities of interest.

Some of the upcoming NSW member events include:

NSW Building Knowledge Series

Adem Turgut, COO at SolveXia will demystify automation for finance professionals.

Register now

NSW 18th Annual Netball and Basketball Tournament - Friday 27 September

On advice from our Young CA panel we have made a change to this event - now holding it on a Friday afternoon with a social gathering to follow. Get a team together with colleagues and friends for some fun professional rivalry on a Friday afternoon.

Register now

NSW Annual Charity Event - Thursday 17 October

Join us for a delicious lunch, networking, and thought-provoking ideas as we hear a debate on the topic: You should be able to bring your whole self to work. All fundraising proceeds are donated to our charity partner National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Register now

Tour de North West Bike Ride - Sunday 27 October

Join CA colleagues for the 5th annual Tour de North West charity bike ride through the stunning New England countryside while raising funds for BackTrack Youth Works.

Register here

If you have any suggestions about events you’d like to see offered, please contact me.

 

Alison MacDonald
Regional Manager NSW