General meetings are held for the membership of the AHSCA Victorian Chapter on a regular basis.
In a given year AHSCA Victorian Chapter normally holds around seven (7) meetings generally at about six (6) weekly intervals between the months of February through to early December.
Six of the meetings are general members meetings with one in August being the Annual General Meeting.
The board set the meeting dates a year in advance and they are usual held on a Wednesday evening commencing 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Meetings are generally programmed to finish around 8.00pm followed by a meal.
Meetings are generally held at a central location that has regularly been at the function room of the Rising Sun Hotel in Raglan Street, South Melbourne.
Although the meetings are for the members of the AHSCA a variety of industry personnel attend the meetings.
These include the following:
AHSCA welcomes guest on a regular basis from the plumbing and other relevant industries who may wish to become involved with the AHSCA as a member or those interested in our industry. Invitation may be arranged via our President or Secretary.
AHSCA meetings are generally held in a consistent format that has been found to be successful but from time to time may alter to accommodate the needs of various speakers or presenters.
At each meeting, one of our Gold Corporate members is given the opportunity to present their products, new innovations or the like to all the membership where they have the floor for a presentation plus a Q&A session.
Meetings regularly include guest speakers that may give a presentation to the membership on a variety of topics that are of interest and importance to the plumbing industry and our membership. These topics in the past have included presentations on regulatory matters, ESD / water initiatives, insurances, standards and computer aided design to name a few.
A small part of the meeting is dedicated to a general meeting where the President chairs a proper meeting advising members of AHSCA business, financials, education, website and the like at which time members have opportunity to raise issues for general discussion.
Upon completion of the meeting attendees are provided with a sit down meal that gives the various groups opportunity to network and discuss matters.
The agenda or format of the meeting would commonly comprise the following: