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  1. Hi all, As I am sure you all are aware the new senior leadership will start from the 1st October 2020 and you will no longer have a Regional Director but will have a VP who will sit on the BoG. I have already let the staff know but I am now letting you all know that it will not be me. I did apply for one of the new positions but suffered a heart attack 3 weeks ago so decided to withdraw my application. I would just like to thank you all for the support you gave me as your RD and for all that you do to make sure VATPAC is a success. There has been some enjoyable times and some not so enjoyable but it all came good in the end. You have a great Division which works really well so please continue doing what you all do and enjoy the network. I wish you all well for the future and I am sure our paths will cross again in the virtual skies. Take care and best wishes. Alan
  2. Hi all VATPAC members, First of all can I thank you all for the patience you have shown during this last couple of weeks. I am now in a position to announce 2 interim appointments to the VATPAC Board. This announcement has been delayed due to me having to wait on an announcement from the BoG which can be seen here I am pleased to inform you all that Zach Biesse-Fitton has agreed to take on the role of Division Director/Administrator and that Ray Lang has agreed to become Deputy Division Director/Administrator on an interim basis. I am grateful to both of them for stepping up and volunteering to help. They will work together to keep the Division moving forward while also putting in place a permanent board. I am excited to see what they bring to the table and would ask that you all support them in all that they do. Zach and Ray will make further announcements as time progresses to keep you all informed of what their plans are. Please join me in welcoming them both into Senior roles at the Division. Thanks Alan
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  4. Callum Strawbridge has tendered his resignation to me as VATPAC1 Director of Division. I will announce soon the recruitment process to find his replacement
  5. The Q3 2019 Regional report is now available to view at https://www.vatoce.net/vatoce-q3-2019-full-report/
  6. Hi all, The release date for AFV has been announced. Please visit https://www.vatsim.net/node/3313 for more information
  7. I am happy to report that the application process to appoint VATPAC's new Director Of Division has been completed. It was a hard fought contest with 2 candidates nearly impossible to separate. It gives me great pleasure to announce that the new DD is Callum Strawbridge, I wish him well in his new appointment and I am sure the community will get behind him and support him as he works with the Board to improve VATPAC for all it's members. I must also thank the selection panel for the work they did in trying to find the best possible candidate. Thanks must also go to David for stepping in at a time of crisis in an acting role. He settled the Division down and has brought plenty of new structure and confidence to the board, I personally am very grateful to David for this and it will also set up Callum in a good position for moving forward. I would like to wish David well in his future endeavors. There will now be a short transition period where David can hand over to Callum. Thanks Alan
  8. Applications have now closed. Thank you to all that applied.
  9. Just a reminder that applications close this Sunday 28th
  10. VATSIM OCEANIA REGION invites applications for the position of Divisional Director Australia VATPAC1. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The Division Director is an important link between the "front line" of the network and VATSIM Oceania Region. The duties below are intended for further delegation in part but ultimate responsibility lies with the Division Director. Reports to: VATSIM Oceania Regional Director Direct Reports: Director, ATC Training Director, Operations Director, Events & Communications Director, IT Duties: Responsible for overall smooth operation of the VATPAC Division of VATSIM Establishes and publishes VATPAC policies and duties of VATPAC Board of Directors Conducts and chairs periodic meetings with VATPAC Board of Directors Oversees the continued growth and maintenance of VATPAC information systems Works directly with other Division Directors to foster international cooperation and the exchange of ideas Communication to VATPAC Board of Directors and members Monitor progress of ongoing procedures (Training, Membership, Events, IT, etc) Monitor ATC ID Upgrades Maintains an on line presence on the VATSIM Network Produces a quarterly report to the VATSIM Oceania Regional Director Attends quarterly conference with VATNZ Divisional Director and VATSIM Oceania Regional Director Position Holder Attributes and Requirements: Be a member of the OCEANIA Region of VATSIM for a period longer than 12 months (prerequisite) Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than two years at the time of application (prerequisite) Be rated on VATSIM to no less than Controller Level (prerequisite) Have good knowledge of the VATSIM Code of Conduct and Code of Regulations Have proven ability in the management of a small group of people Be able to work well within a voluntary organisation Have proven ability with the use of VATSIM Approved Controller Client Software Have proven ability with the use of Flight Simulation and VATSIM Approved Pilot Client Software Members interested in being considered for the role should apply by outlining their experience and suitability for the role and providing information addressing each of the Position Holder Attributes and Requirements listed above via email with "Application for VATPAC1" in the subject line to [email protected] APPLICATIONS IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE CLOSE AT 23:59 hours AEST on Sunday 28th April 2019
  11. Alan Cooke owes me one "gentle" knuckle rap! ;)

  12. I am pleased to announce that Harrison Scott has been appointed as VATOCE4 Director Web Services. Harrison has a wealth of experience and already has plans to update and modernise the Regional Web site and ATO web structure. He will be a great asset to the Regional team and will also be available to assist the Divisional IT teams should they require. Welcome aboard Harrison. Thanks must also go to Jacob Holmes who has been in an acting role up until Harrison's Appointment.
  13. Hi all, VATOCE held its Q4 2018 meeting on the 9th Feb 2019. The minutes of the meeting can be found at https://www.vatoce.net/Q42018MeetingMinutes.pdf
  14. The VATOCE Regional report Q4 2018 can be viewed at https://www.vatoce.net/OCEQ42018Full.pdf
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