ARPA News January 2016

Annual Executive Meeting

The annual face to face meeting for the ARPA executive and the members elected at the 2015 AGM will be held 5-6 February at the Golden Grove Healing Centre in Newtown.  This is a wonderful place to stay if you are around the Newtown area.

The executive has many matters of business to attend to including: Memberships, Annual review of the Awards, Conference costings and locations, including 2016 arrangements and future conferences, including consideration of the proposed joint conference congress with ACPA and the Catholic Media Congress in 2018; Sponsorship, and connections with like-minded groups as ARPA explores it future.

Your thoughts, comments and suggestions are very welcome at any time. A report will follow in the second ARPA News for the year.

Honour for Allan Sauer

ARPA is pleased to highlight the recognition bestowed on our Treasurer Allan Sauer in the 2016 Australia Day Honours. Congratulations Allan.

MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION Mr Allan John SAUER, Holland Park Qld 4121 For service to the Anglican Church of Australia.

Service includes: Secretary, Defence Force Board, Anglican Church of Australia, 2011-2014. Treasurer, 2003-2014 and Elected Member, 1989-2014. Council Member, Anglican Diocese of Brisbane, 1989-2010. Chairman, Diocesan Insurance Board, since 2004 and Member, since 2003. Chairman, Diocesan Media Committee, 1997-2003 and Editor, Diocesan Magazine 'Focus'. Elected Diocesan Representative to the Anglican General Synod of Australia, 1988-2014 and Archbishop’s nominee, 1994-2014. Parish Councillor, St Andrew's Anglican Church, since 2005 and Honorary Treasurer, since 2012 and Parish Representative to the Diocese of Brisbane, 2005-2014. Parish Councillor, St Stephen's Anglican Church, 1998-2003. Parish Councillor and Church Warden, St Matthew's Anglican Church, 1987-1993 and Parish Representative to the Diocese of Brisbane, 1990-1993. Parish Councillor and Church Warden, St Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 1975-1979 and 1971-1973 and Parish Representative to the Diocese of Brisbane, 1980-1983. Treasurer, Australasian Religious Press Association, since 2012 and Executive Officer, 2006- 2012. Federal Board Member, Bush Church Aid Society, 1985-1995 and Honorary Secretary, Queensland Branch, 1981-1989.

2016 Conference at Rydges Sydney Central

Dates: Commencing lunch-time Friday 2 September and concluding Sunday morning 4 September with worship. Rydges is a short walk from Central Station, and a direct link to the airport train line.

Conference Theme: The Converging Word (Converging Mediums of Communication)

News from members

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