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  1. Hi everyone, I am now ready to start the search for the next group of people to join the VATPAC Board of Directors, to help continue to run our great organisation and this will close off the "administrative" period that I have overseen at VATPAC. The board is accepting nominations for the following positions, and any eligable general member is permitted to make an application. Positions descriptions and requirements are linked below, next to the positions we are searching for. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Permanent Voting Board Positions: Director of ATC Training and Standards ( Director of Airspace and Publications ( Director of Membership ( Advisory Board Member x 2 ( ^These positions are currently filled but are due to be renewed 01JAN2021 as per the constitution. Secretary and Treasurer ( Senior Staff Positions (formerly Deputy Director): ATC Training and Assessment Manager ( ATC Standards Manager ( Publications Manager ( Membership Manager ( IT Systems and Support Manager (Description TBC) IT Development Manager (Description TBC) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- As you can see, this is quite a list of positions to fill and will take some time, although we endeavour to have the new staffing structure in place by 01JAN2021. The new staffing structure has been attached as a PDF for those who are interested, this includes the positions currently filled by acting directors and also includes some existing volunteers who have had their role title change and reporting lines adjusted. Please note the following: All applications should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line clearly indicating which position you are applying for and MUST include a description of why you believe you are the person for the job, how you meet the minimum criteria requirements and a little bit about yourself and your life outside of VATSIM. You should only apply for 1 position. Applications for multiple positions are allowed but frowned upon. Your application will be considered on your previous contributions to VATPAC, maturity and experience in management roles and a genuine interest to be involved with the running of the Division and NOT an interest in a 'staff title' and of course, how you meet the minmum criteria and duties. Applications will close on the 13th of December. Late applications WILL be accepted, if the position has not yet been filled. Where possible, we will try to follow the requirements of the constitution however it may be necessary to waive some requirements to facilitate this process. Any requirements waived will be clearely communicated to the general membership. Depending on the suitability of the applicant for a position, essential criteria requirements may also be waived and communicated to the general membership. I urge anyone and everyone, that has ever had the slightest urge in getting involved to throw your hat in. We are NOT asking for 50 hours of your time per week, but we are asking for your maturity, leadership and genuine desire to do something great for the community - if that means 2 hours of your time per week, then we'll take it! I look forward to seeing your applications in my inbox soon. Thank you! VATPAC Organisation Chart.pdf
  2. Good Afternoon Everyone. The Q3 Board Meeting Minutes have been made available via the VATPAC website here: You can also view the minutes directly with the following link: If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to email me. Cheers, Zach
  3. Hi everyone, A significant change has been made in the structure of VATSIM, effective from today. VATPAC is no longer a member of VATSIM Oceania (VATOCE). We now fall under the jurisdiction of the Vice President of Asia Pacific, who of course, is looking after the Asia Pacific regions of VATSIM. Whilst I have not yet had the chance to formally discuss with Anastatisia, I would like to warmely welcome him to the role and look forward to working with him in the future. I'd also like to make a special mention to Jackson Harding, who has been involved in both senior VATPAC and VATSIM leadership since I can remember. He has dedicated a significant amount of time and energy to this hobby and although him and I have had our difference in the past, we worked extremely well together on the Board of Governors and also whilst I've been here at VATPAC. Please, next time you see Jackson around, send him a note to say thanks. He deserves it. I'd also like to express thanks to Allan Cooke, who provided excellent senior leadership for the Oceania division over the past few years. It's unfortunate that Allan suffered a medical episode recently, which has meant he was unable to continue in his role. I know @Callum Strawbridge would echo my comments 100% and very much appreciated Allan's contribution to VATPAC. My best wishes go to Allan and I hope that he remains happy and healthy for many years to come. If you wish to read more about the changes to VATSIM's structure, you can view the press release here:
  4. Keep up the great work, Matt!
  5. I am regreftully advising that I received a resignation from Ben O'Leary a few weeks ago. Ben was instrumental in the past few months, working closely with Callum on making significant improvements to VATPAC's social media precence and engagement. I want to personally thank Ben for his efforts and it was a shame we only had a short time together. The Scope (which you will have all received this evening), is another one of Ben's achievements that is reaching the community. Blair Shaddock is covering the responsibilities of the Community Engagment Department for the time being and has hit the ground running. Expect to see plenty more from him in the coming weeks. Thanks again Ben!
  6. I got another one for Brodie, well done mate. Keep up the great work!
  7. Hi Everyone, It's with sadness that I have to announce Cam Tyson has resigned from the VATPAC Board. Thankfully, he's not going far, as Cam has accepted the role of Training Syllabus Director at VATNZ! I want to thank Cam for his exceptional contribution to VATPAC over the last few years and I'm sure that Callum would echo my thoughts. Cam has made huge strides in the VATPAC Training Department and I know his legacy will be continued by a keen, new Director in the near future (ready your resume's if you are interested in these roles). Will Smart, current Deputy Director of ATC Training, will fill the Cam's responsibility when he departs on Friday. Once again, thank you for your oustanding work Cam, you will be missed!
  8. Hi everyone, The Q2 Board Meeting Minutes have been made available via the VATPAC website. You can also view them directly with the following link. Apologies for the lateness with these minutes - there were some circumstances which delayed the Q2 meeting. Thank!
  9. Well done Daniel on some consecutive positive feedback! Keep it up
  10. Hi everyone. Another movement in the staff team that can be formally announced. Ryan McDonald has been appointed the Interim Director of Operations - he has some big shoes to fill thanks to the hard work of previous director, Harrison Scott. Ryan will serve in this role for a period of up to 6 months until a suitable, permanent replacement can be appointed. I look forward to seeing Ryan's contribution to the community in the coming months. Please congratulate him, when you next see him online.
  11. Hi everyone. We aren't wasting any time here - let's get straight to business.😀 I am pleased to announce that Josh Micallef, a well known and active member of our community, has been appointed to the role of Director of Events. His application was outstanding and he showed a clear vision for the events department, regarding the next 6 months and beyond. The selection panel was very impressed by his presentation and the decision was unanimous. I am excited to see what positive benefits his work will have on our community engagement and enjoyment. Please congratulate Josh next time you see him online.
  12. Some more positive feedback for some of our VATPAC controllers, which is nice to see in the email inbox. @Mackenzie Davis @James Hennell @Sean McCormack 👏 👏 👏 👏
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