The TCIA AGM was held 4/09/2023 – click here for the minutes.
Major business as always was the election of executive members. All executive members were re-elected to their previous posts. Following the constitutional ammendments that were passed (as below), the position of Public Officer was also created to assist the TCIA in compliance with lodging their annual paperwork to remain an incorporated association.
The TCIA Constitution was discussed and updated to ensure it reflects the current operation of the association and where we see the TCIA going in the near future. In line with changes approved at the 2022 AGM, the membership recertification process was ratified in the new constitution. To be clear – the two-yearly membership fee remains at $100 providing recertification occurs before the member has expired (i.e. by June 30th). Members looking to recertify between July 1st and September 30th will pay $150. From October 1st, all members that have chosen not to recertify will be transferred to the “Expired Instructors” list – anyone looking to recertify after this point will require reassessment.
A “Validation of Skills” process has been brought online to assist with guides/instructors that hold external qualifications, that wish to attain comporable TCIA qualifications. This process is also available for members looking to recertify, who have not been able to log sufficient evidence to support currency of skills. Please contact us if you want to take advantage of this.
There are also ongoing discussions between TCIA and DECYP, including the current redrafting of the ‘Procedures for Planning Off Campus Activities’ and ways that TCIA/DECYP can work together to ensure the safety of students at all climbing venues around the state.
We hope you all have a safe and fruitful year ahead.
Treasurer / Public Officer