NSW Branch Meetings
A NSW Branch Quarterly Meeting is an event!
Many members choose to spend the whole meeting day at Dence Park, Epping.
Branch Meetings for 2017
- Saturday, March 4, 2017
- Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Annual General Meeting
- Saturday, September 2, 2017
- Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Christmas Party
Meetings are held at:
Epping Creative Centre
26 Stanley Rd, Epping NSW
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ATASDA NSW is extremely proactive with many adventures on the horizon and is always interested to hear your thoughts and suggestions, so increased General Discussion time at Meetings will engage members and improve communication and dialogue.
‘Quarterlies’ are a chance to meet fellow members, hear, read and see what is happening in NSW Branch as well as catch up with all the latest ATASDA news. There is no charge to attend a Quarterly Meeting. If you're unable to attend Meetings, you can still ask a question or comment by contacting the NSW Committee.
For minutes of the last Branch Meeting and associated reports, visit the NSW Admin Page in the Member Only section.
General Meeting Days offer the following:
Library: The Library is open for members to browse, borrow and return books throughout the day. It is closed during focus sessions, for example, Workshop promos, Show & Tell, Business Meeting and Speaker/s, to minimise disruption and allow all members, including Library volunteers, to participate in the day.
Workshops: Opportunity to sign up for ATASDA Workshops.
Traders’ Tables throughout the morning: Members may bring any items they wish to sell. Please contact Fiona Hammond to check availability of space. Profits from sales stay with the sellers – there is no fee for a table. Trading ceases during focus sessions to minimise disruption. Traders can only trade at afternoon tea if the space isn't required for Business Meeting or guest speaker to set up.
Show & Tell: Members are encouraged to bring items from ATASDA workshops, or any other pieces they would like to show fellow members. ‘Works in progress’ are welcome, as are finished pieces. We love to see what you have been up to, and catch a bit of that "contagious creativity".
Business Meeting: NSW Branch President reports and shares information with members. Other reports may also be presented. Members have the opportunity to discuss needs and raise items with NSW Committee.
Speakers: This is a great way to see and hear what is happening in your peers' and others’ practice, in the world of textiles greater than NSW Branch and ATASDA in general, and in the sphere of other professional fields and institutions that may affect or feed your textile practice.
Typical Quarterly Meeting Format
Doors Open: 9.30am
Traders Tables: Sellers to arrive by 9.30am to set up, sales from 10.00am
Lunch: 12.00 pm
Note: Show and Tell Table – members may display a work or a work-in-progress, labelled with name, materials and techniques. Workshop information (enrolments also taken at meetings), reports, etc will be displayed
General Meeting: 12.45 – 2.00pm
Afternoon Tea: 2.00 – 2.15pm
Speaker: 2.15 – 3.15pm
Clean up and finish by 4.00pm – many hands make light work.
Information for New Members
Dence Park is a little off the beaten track as far as places to buy food and drinks are concerned. It's advisable when you come to meetings to bring your own mug and lunch. Coffee, tea, milk and sugar are available (no charge) from ATASDA NSW 's pantry.
There is a Welcome Table at the entrance to our meeting room for you to sign in. When you arrive, please let someone know you are a new member so they can welcome and introduce you. Please feel free to contribute extra food on the table to share – always acceptable and always appreciated.