Present Mrs A Bennett International Chair
Mrs P Wardle International Deputy Chair
M Chapman Honorary General Secretary
Plus 15 members
Notice of Meeting
The International Chairman opened the meeting by welcoming all those present... The notice convening the meeting was taken as read
Apologies for Absence
The Secretary reported apologies received from - Mr K Shankland, Mr N Tobin Mr R Bratherton, Mr D Armitage ,Mr G Armitage, Mr D Baggaley, Mr T Kindell, Mr P Houghton, Mr P Sharpe, Mr T Barnett, Mr P Wegmann
The Chair requested that all members stand for one minutes silence to remember those ICTa members who had passed away during the year. We have been specifically advised of-
Paul Severn, West Midlands, Eiros Morgan, South Wales & South West
Minutes of the last (11th) Annual Meeting, 17th November 2016
These had been circulated by posting on the ICTa microsite prior to the AM and circulated at this meeting. These were taken as read.
Mr R Hall proposed and seconded by Mr Ian Walker that they be adopted as a true and correct record. The motion was passed unanimously by the meeting, and were signed off by the International Chair.
Copies of the International Chair’s report were again posted on the microsite and circulated at the meeting.
The Chair wished to thank the ICTa Education and Training Committee and Chair, Mrs Paula Wardle who had continued in this role and the ICT Trust for their tremendous work and support with the complete re writing of the Level 3 and Level 3 Clay Technology courses, to enable them to receive validation by the Awarding Body and to ensure that they were suitable for the target audiences, and with L3 to create a transitional course to the Foundation Degree, with their success being judged by the support of Industry and the student uptake
The Chair also expressed her thanks to the Hon Gen Secretary and other officers for their help and support to her, and to IoM3 staff for their assistance and support The Chair thanked Johanna Thompson of IoM3, for all of the administrative work involved in ensuring the courses were successful
Chris Hallas proposed acceptance, and David Willett seconded, with the motion unanimously acceptance by the meeting
Whilst the education and training activities of ICTa remain very positive, the local society network is shrinking, with only two societies North Staffs and Yorkshire having published programmes for the coming year
Election of Office Bearers for the Year 2017/18.
To enable Mrs Paula Wardle to continue to chair the Education and Training Committee, the following proposal was put to the meeting
That, Mrs Andrea Bennett continue for a third year as International Chair, and that Mr Andrew Carp, North Staffs, join the committee as Deputy International Chair
Mrs Andrea Bennett to remain as Chair-proposed by Mr Carl Cuthbert and seconded by Mr Andrew Carp
Mr Andrew Carp to join as Deputy-proposed by Mr Andrew McKnight and seconded by Mr Pat Furr, with both proposasl being unanimously accepted
The meeting was also advised that the Hon Gen Secretary, Mike Chapman, will be retiring at the 2018 AM, so again nominations are required to fill this post
Dates and Venue of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting 2018
The Secretary informed the meeting that the nest Annual Meeting would be held as part of the “Clay Tech UK” event. This will be held on 15th November 2018, with venue to be confirmed
This Annual Meeting was declared closed by the International Chairman.
Ernest Simpson Award and Lisney Prize
The International Chair was delighted to announce that Mr Will Hayles, West Midlands Local Society as the winner for 2017/18
Will was an original sponsored student by old ICT and had made a huge contribution to the re writing of the L3 Clay Technology course and without these efforts it would have been unlikely that all the course material was ready for the launch of the course in October. The Management Committee felt that his achievements admirably fulfilled the award criteria, for contribution in the field of education and training
As Will was unavailable, the award was accepted by the International Chair on his behalf
ICTa is very grateful to Forterra for their continued sponsorship of the Lisney Prize
Mr M Chapman
Honorary General Secretary
3rd December 2017