South Australian Association for Media Education Inc.
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2019 Executive Meeting Minutes
Wed 16 October 2019, 4:31 to 6:02 pm
Held at EDC, Hindmarsh
Present: Grant,Tim, Alex, Laura, Harry, Hal
- Meeting opened 4:31 pm.
- Acceptance of Minutes of
last meeting (13 August 2019).
Harry: Ammendment, to add the specifics (to 4d) of inviting Rod
Nancarrow (CEASA) to next exec meeting re how Educators SA could help
SAAME with conference organising. Tabled: Grant, Seconded: Alex,
Supported: Harry ACCEPTED/CARRIED
- Business arising:
- Grant wrote to Jayne, thanking her and letting her know SAAME
prize for competition was still on offer for the film festival,
and this was accepted. Hal was there during the
presentations (see 3c).
- Arts Inspire:
- The Arts Inspire conference, held earlier this year, was
considered to be a success, and returned a $1100 surplus
(agreed to be held to aid future conference funding).
In agreement to keep the Arts Inspire brand going, and to
hold another conference in 2021 (they're already planning the
2021 conference—Nov 20 meeting at EDC, CEASA meeting space),
with other state associations (drama, music, dance, visual
arts, etc) holding conferences on alternating years.
Grant wondered if anyone else (from SAAME) would be
interested in going (encompasses primary and secondary
schooling). Harry was happy to go.
- Arts Inspire also offered their conference-goers some
free memberships to other associations, and two people took
up their offerings of SAAME membership.
- AIYFF: Hal gave
a report about 15 films being shown, and awards provided by SAAME
(to three films, junior, senior, and another) and by
Diamonds. AIYFF is growing, and partnering with the
Adelaide Film Festival next year.
- Grant held a workshop at Literacy & Numeracy
festival, the workshop was well attended, with a focus on
- Grant will be holding a “Mysteries of MIL Revealed”
workshop Wednesday 30 October 2019, 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at the
EDC. Alex had already announced it to Teachers of
Adelaide, please spread the word in other places.
- Looking at SAAME's mission statement (the Aims portion of
the SAAME constition) handed out during this meeting:
- Alex suggests adding games and emerging forms of
media to the aims.
- Hal suggested broadening (a) [from the Aims section]
beyond being specifically just “media studies,” and maybe
adding a preamble of a mission statement to the
- Tim suggested using our manifesto
(which has been ratified at national conferences) as that
- Attracting new members, supporting existing members:
- It's been observed that most newcomers ask for
assistance by approaching individual members, rather than
SAAME as an entity. People still ask real people
for information, rather than immediately go internet
- Anticipating a future increase in looking for help
directly via the internet, we can add pages to our
website about where to get help on certain things (some
categorised referrals info of who can help with cartain
areas, and how to contact them, such as via facebook,
their schools, or email addresses). We could have a
Q & A service, where people can send us
questions, and we'll have someone answer them for you (to
some degree, people can use MEET
for that, but some people won't touch facebook).
- Propose to schedule some professional development
events for next year planner? Put on agenda for
next meeting. Harry suggested changing the idea of
one big conference to a series of workshops, Hal
seconded. We could make use of some of the planning
ideas already made for the Media Matters conference that
didn't happen this October. Adobe is still keen on
- Branding: Karen drafted an artwork
submission. Should we employ someone to develop this
professionally? Karen had a contact, there were some
concerns about cost, and we really need to develop a brief
for them to work from (simple instructions, sketch of ideas,
- Finances: $4581
- Facebook: MEET has over 100 members
- Media Moves: Next broadcast on 5PBA-FM on November
- Next meeting: Date to be confirmed. Hoping for a
Tuesday or Wednesday. Invite Rod Nancarrow.
- Meeting closed 6:02 pm
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