Let's come together, have fun and make better use of the IAASA Community Centre!
IAASA and its members have always provided support to the community in formal and informal ways since its inception.
From 2017 IAASA has introduced community programs for the betterment of members and persons of Indian origin in a more formal way. The intention is to make the IAASACC a more active vibrant community centre enriching Indian culture, heritage and traditions. The programs also build bridges between Indian and Australian communities.
The Meet & Greet gathering on Sunday 8 October 2017 was vibrant with ideas on what members want to offer IAASA and what they want from IAASA. By great fortune there was considerable common ground. IAASA is currently exploring opportunity to present various programs When sufficient interest is gauged to make any program viable, it can be scheduled. Have fun as you learn, connect and improve. The more interest there is expressed in any of the programs listed above, the sooner the focus will be to provide it. Costs are anticipated to be between $4-$10 per session. IAASA members are to be offered discounts. Upfront payment will ensure certainty and viability in spite of participants withdrawing. Refunds are unlikely unless very special circumstances dictate it. Some presenters have come forward already. Do volunteer your skills if you have the talent, inclination and time to teach and share various programs. More hands mean greater variety and greater fun. (Link to expression of interest for presenters and expression of interest for participants here)
What you need to do: Submit an expression of interest straightaway to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your area of interest either as a presenter or a participant. The sooner you indicate your interest, the earlier a program can be scheduled. Get friends to submit expressions of interest of presentation or participation to ensure a particular program does commence and is at a time and length that suits you.
Resources available include a whiteboard, computers, litepro and wifi. These are early attempts to make the IAASA Community Centre more of a vibrant Community Centre.
Let's work together and succeed.