Oxfam La Trobe University Student Group (IGM) Presentation


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The presentation prepared for the Inaugural General Meeting of the La Trobe University Oxfam Student Group.

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Oxfam La Trobe University Student Group (IGM) Presentation

  1. 1. Oxfam La Trobe University Student Group
  2. 2. Oxfam La Trobe Student Group is student groupwith three key practical purposes:1. To act as a bridge between the LTU student community andNon-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and Civil SocietyOrganisations (CSOs).2. To help students become involved in volunteering,internships and other vocational pathways within these sectors.3. To coordinate with the Oxfam Australia Office in order tocontribute to Oxfam Campaigns. In 2013 some campaignsinclude:· GROW· CLOSE THE GAP· THE MOVEMENT TO END POVERTY· FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHTOXFAM LA TROBE AGMTIME: This Thursday (18thApril)from 4.45pmPLACE: La Trobe Library Level2, Meeting Room 2.18
  3. 3. Brief introductions
  4. 4. ∗ Founding Oxfam Liaison:Karina Lee∗ Founding Vice-President:Syarifah Nor Amirah Syed Shamsuddin∗ Founding President:Nicholas MetherallSteering Committee
  5. 5. ∗ Core committeesExecutive Committee
  6. 6. ∗ Roles∗ To oversee the group∗ To organise meetings and coordinate events∗ To contact members and create a sense of community∗ 2 Presidents∗ Jenny∗ Kim∗ 2 separate portfoliosPresident(s)
  7. 7. Vice-President(s)∗ To assist in running meetings∗ To assist in running in events∗ To contact members and create a sense ofcommunity∗ 2 Vice-Presidents∗ Charlene + Charlotte were elected
  8. 8. ∗ Budgeting∗ Financing and quotes∗ Setting up bank accountsHien was elected to this position.Treasurer
  9. 9. ∗ To take minutes and notes in meetings∗ To send minutes out to all members∗ To contact all members about upcoming meetings∗ To set up Agendas∗ Brittany was elected for this position.Secretary
  10. 10. ∗ Soon there will be nine billion of us on the planet. Oursocieties must grow to meet our needs, so we can putenough food on the table for everyone.∗ Elected Officers:∗ Charlotte∗ Clare and BrittanyGrow Officer(s)Already, 870 million of us go to bed hungryevery night. Not because there isn’t enough.But because of the deep injustice in the waythe system works. read more
  11. 11. ∗ Australia’s largest campaign to improve Indigenoushealth: Elected officers: Charlene, Paige, Sumitra.∗ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can expectto live substantially shorter lives than other Australians –up to 20 years less in some cases.Close the Gap Officer(s)Babies born to Aboriginal mothers die at more thantwice the rate of other Australian babies, and Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islander people experience higher ratesof preventable illness such as heart disease, kidneydisease and diabetes.It’s a health crisis you’d associate with an impoverishednation, but it’s happening right here in our ownbackyard. Together we are changing this picture.
  12. 12. ∗ Jenny - coordination∗ Sandy - promotions∗ Involved in running the Fairtrade Fortnight Event.La Trobe became a Fair Trade University in 2010.Read more here:http://www.latrobe.edu.au/bulletin2/autumn-2010/news/coffee-conscienceFair Trade Officer(s)
  13. 13. ∗ Miss Sarah (Yina) Song – La Trobe Award Officer∗ Mas Deny Adriansyah – La Trobe Award OfficerAcademics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP).http://academicsstand.org/Careers Officer
  14. 14. ∗ Social media updates∗ Making publications∗ Posters∗ Assisting with websiteMedia/Publications Officer(s)
  15. 15. ∗ Applications are open for this position.IT (officer)
  16. 16. ∗ Amendments? Changes? Additions?Reviewing the constitution
  17. 17. ∗ Constitution was passed with 2 minor amendments.Passing the constitution?
  18. 18. ∗ Regularity of meetings?∗ Delegation of tasks + Upcoming events?∗ Fairtrade Fortnight∗ Recap to-do-list∗ What do you want to see from the Oxfam Group∗ Lily from Oxfam?∗ Should there be a membership fee?Other points of discussion?
  19. 19. Further questions
  20. 20. ∗ Meeting closed 18.15.∗ Turkish breads and dips.Closing of meeting