2021 Annual General Meeting and Election

The Australasian Society of Zookeeping is celebrating our 45th year anniversary this year. For nearly half a century, the ASZK has remained a foundation in supporting keeper development and upskilling animal care professionals across the Australasian Region and our expanding industry.

The annual general meeting of the ASZK will be held virtually on Saturday May 22nd at 2 p.m. AEST. This year is also an election year for the ASZK committee.

The Committee operates on a voluntary basis with a number of well experienced and established individuals committing resources into developing workshops, knowledge-sharing, conferences, fundraisers, awards, and scholarships, all in the name of celebrating the passionate workforce dedicated to the professional care of our wildlife and habitats.

This May, the ASZK Executive Committee invites our Members to nominate in the upcoming biennial Committee Election. A committee of generally around 12 members is made up of an Executive Committee (six positions; President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Memberships Officer, International Liaison), and a General Committee (six to eight positions), and with terms of two years, all positions are up for nomination.

This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in a Region-wide platform to advance the skills of keepers, and best practice welfare of animals in our care.

We invite all interested parties to consider self-nominating or nominating a suitable candidate in advance of the AGM. Nomination forms can be found here. Proxy voting forms can be found here. Completed nomination and proxy voting forms should be emailed to the secretary at adaly@zoo.nsw.gov.au

The minutes from the 2020 AGM can be accessed here. The agenda for the 2021 AGM can be accessed here.

Please RSVP to treasurer@aszk.org.au by Monday 17th May.

The meeting will be held on Google Meet, and a link will be sent to all members who have RSVP’d the week before the meeting.