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2019 Committee Members

Gabriella Bertolissi


Andrew Morabito

Heather Brown


Andrew Morabito


Catherine Spurritt

General Committee

  1. Jade Cleave
  2. Jaclyn Curnow
  3. Lili Cvetkovic
  4. Kylie Farmer
  5. Dolly Gerges
  6. Sarah Glatz
  7. Lauren Gould
  8. Angela Natoli
  9. Sean Pratt
  10. Elena Priovano

Permanent Observer: John Tuckfield, Classical Association of Victoria

Single Language Associations Representatives

  • Chinese (CLTAV) Jixing Xu
  • Dutch (DLA) Maria Zijlstra
  • French (AFTV) Veronica Deren
  • German (AGTV) Brigitte Ankenbrand
  • Indonesian (VILTA) 
  • Italian (VATI) Ferdinando Colarossi
  • Macedonian (MTAV) Louise Talevska
  • Modern Greek (MGTAV) Anita Ladras
  • Japanese (JLTAV ) Nathan Lane 
  • Spanish (VATS) Carlos Franco

Office Manager and Publications Managing Editor
Kerry O'Connor

2019 Committee Meeting dates & venues
Please note that for all meetings throughout 2018 there is an arrival time of 5.15pm for a prompt start time of 5:30pm (refreshments will be served from 5.15pm). We aim to conclude all Committee meetings at 7:30pm 


First Committee Meeting        Tuesday 12 February, VSL Building, Thornbury - 5.30pm start time

Second Committee Meeting   Wednesday 20 March, VSL Building, Thornbury - 5.30pm start time

Third Committee Meeting       Monday 13 May, VSL Building, Thornbury - 5.30pm start time (includes satchel packing for the MLTAV 2018 Annual Conference - satchel packing will start at 4pm so you can arrive anytime from then)

Fourth Committee Meeting     Thursday 20 June, VSL Building, Thornbury - 5.30pm start time

Fifth Committee Meeting        Tuesday 13 August, VSL Building, Thornbury - 5.30pm start time

Sixth Committee Meeting       Monday 7 October, VSL Building, Thornbury - 5.30pm start time

Seventh Committee Meeting  Thursday 14 November, Graduate House, Carlton - 5.30pm start time (immediately followed by an end-of-year Committee dinner)

Annual General Meeting         Tuesday 3 December, CO.AS.IT, Faraday Street, Carlton - 5.30pm start time 




The MLTAV Committee endorsed a move to a new model for a limited leadership commitment in the Presidency role of the organisation totaling 5 years, comprising President-Elect for one (1) year, automatically followed by three (3) years as President, followed automatically by one (1) year as Immediate Past-President, for the following reasons:


  • To ensure planned change / succession planning / formal mentoring for the position of President; both the President and Immediate Past-President will have a role in mentoring the President-Elect during her/his term of office (1 year);
  • A known, fixed term commitment was thought to be more enticing for potential Presidency candidates;
  • The three (3) year term as President is considered critical to building, maintaining and nurturing strategic partnership relationships / project implementation timeframes e.g. SPP Funding runs for a three (3) year period / implementing strategic plans and the current three (3) year budget projection model;
  • The change to (1) one Vice-President only, is to ensure the Executive remains a functional size.


The MLTAV Committee, therefore, proposes a Special Resolution at the 2016 AGM, to make the following changes to four pages in its current Rules, (for transparency and clarity, proposed changes are shown on affected pages - 15, 16, 18 & 19 - of MLTAV’s Rules, using track changes). Click below on each of these pages to view the Proposed Changes:

Page 15

Page 16

Page 18

Page 19

PROCESS TO CHANGE MLTAV RULES via Special Resolution at the Annual General Meeting

Members are invited to provide comments / feedback to the proposed Special Resolution detailed on pages 2-7 of this newsletter. Any comments / feedback MUST be emailed to the MLTAV Office,   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it prior to 21 November. All comments will be taken into consideration before a proposal to change the Rules is put to the vote at the AGM on 6 December.


It will be assumed [at the AGM] that all members in attendance are aware of the details of the proposed resolution and the intention of the MLTAV Committee to propose the resolution as a special resolution. This will ensure we can move immediately to a vote, rather than spend time on a lengthy discussion.

In conducting the vote for the Special Resolution at the AGM, the MLTAV Committee MUST ENSURE the following MLTAV Rules are adhered to:

Rule Number 35 (2) [General Meeting Quorum] states, ‘The quorum for a general meeting is the presence (physically, by proxy or as allowed under Rule 34) of twenty (20) of the members entitled to vote.’

Rule Number 38 [Special Resolution] within the MLTAV’s Rules states, ‘A special resolution is passed if not less than three quarters of the members voting at a general meeting (whether in person or by proxy) vote in favour of the resolution.’

In the event of this Special Resolution being successfully passed, the amended Rules do not come into effect until they are submitted to, and approved by, Consumer Affairs i.e. planned for 2018.


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2009 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Presidents Report for the 2010 AGM

2010 Annual General Meeting Minutes

pdf 2011 Annual General Meeting Minutes

2012 Annual General Meeting Minutes

2013 Annual General Meeting Minutes  

2014 Annual General Meeting Minutes  

2015 Annual General Meeting Minutes

2016 Annual General Meeting Minutes  

2017 Annual General Meeting Minutes