The Australian Stone Advisory Association (ASAA) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of Australian stone at home and overseas. The association seeks to develop standards of excellence in performance and product supply, and to facilitate greater co-operation between the various sectors and competing entities of our industry.
R E C E N T U P D A T E S
During the recent ballot of the membership only one new application was received .All of the standing directors were re-nominated. Anthony Sarkis of Gosford Quarries retired from the board. In line with the terms of the constitution the board decided to replace Anthony with new nominee and former director David West of Materialswise. The new board will meet at 2pm on 17 November prior to the ASAA AGM and seminar sessions.
Unfortunately we have had to cancel the above event due to circumstances beyond our control, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. ASAA has successfully staged many events at home and abroad. A new programme of events will be announced in due course.
The Australian Stone Advisory Association (ASAA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at Rydges Hotel, Camperdown on Thursday, 17 November, commencing at 4.30 p.m. The AGM will be preceded by a meeting of the current board which will commence at 2.00 p.m.
The Directors meeting and the AGM may be followed by a seminar. Check back with the ASAA website for more information at a later date.
The venue is: Rydges Hotel, Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW
Directors Meeting: 2.00 p.m.
Swear In New Board: 4.00 p.m.
Annual General Meeting: 4.30 p.m.
Seminars Commence: 6.30 p.m. (To be advised)
ASAA will provide finger food and beverages.
Oh the 27th October in Brisbane, MAPEI Australia
EXPANDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF ASAA
Over the last few months the ASAA Board has discussed two key questions:
- Provision of a wider range of valuable benefits to financial members.
- How to enlarge the membership of ASAA by making it a broader church which represents all of the key elements of the industry.
In regard to item 1, the Board are examining offers from the Marble Institute of America (MIA) which would allow ASAA to modify MIA industry survey material which would provide a valuable snapshot of industry trends. In addition ASAA could re-badge and modify suitable MIA documents that would be useful to ASAA members.
Item 2, is a potentially sensitive issue, however the Board is keen to expand membership by attracting greater numbers of suppliers, processors and installers of natural stone, many of whom also supply, process and install engineered stone.
To achieve this goal some elements of the existing constitution would have to be modified. Discussions will continue over the coming weeks with a view to making any required changes at the AGM in November. Financial members are invited to attend and express their opinion.