AIPA AGM 2022-NOTICE

WEDNESDAY, 19th October 2022, commencing at 7.00pm - via zoom link – details will be provided by email prior to the meeting

All financial members have a right to be represented at, and to vote at this meeting; the right may be exercised by attending in person, or by appointing a proxy, who must be a financial member of the Institute. No delegate may hold or cast more than five proxy votes. A Proxy Form is enclosed with this Notice. The Proxy Form must be emailed by or before 18th October 2022 to the Secretary.

For further details please contact Ms Kasia Muehlhaeuser, the Secretary.

AGENDA

1. WELCOME

2. APOLOGIES

3. MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 27 NOVEMBER 2021

4. MINUTES OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING, 25 JUNE 2022

5. PRESIDENT’S REPORT

6. REGIONAL REPORTS

7. TREASURER’S AND AUDITOR’S REPORTS 8. OTHER BUSINESS

Zaproszenie na seminarium "Elitarne szkoły w Polsce po 1989 roku

AIPA President, Dr Alexandra Margaret Dunwill, has been invited to present her research findings at the webinar organised by the Laboratory of Analysis of the Transformation of Elites and Intelligentsia, #Elitylab UW, operating at the Faculty of Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw.
Please see the invitation below for more details.

Szanowni Państwo, 

Laboratorium Analiz Transformacji Elit i Inteligencji, #Elitylab UW działające przy Wydziale „Artes Liberales” zaprasza na otwarte seminarium Elitarne szkoły w Polsce po 1989 roku.

Podczas seminarium wyniki swoich badań zaprezentuje dr Alexandra Dunwill (Prezes Australijskiego Instytutu Spraw Polskich). Skomentuje je prof. UW. dr Grażyna Czetwertyńska (Wydział „Artes Liberales”, Uniwersytet Warszawski). Po prezentacji zapraszamy na wspólną dyskusję. 

Jednym z punktów wyjścia do rozmowy będzie tekst European, national or global? Elite schools in postcommunist Poland (Alexandra Dunwill, "Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies", Vol 13 (1), 2021). Zachęcamy do lektury, tekst dostępny jest pod poniższym linkiem:

https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/ANZJES/article/view/15481.

Spotkanie odbędzie się 23 czerwca 2022 o godzinie 13:00 (9.00 pm w Australii) w formacie online. Link do spotkania poniżej. 

Link do spotkania:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85959288540?pwd=S2VkSUlOZzJ2RHJjK1psVit5VzVxdz09

Z wyrazami szacunku

Piotr Kulas, Karolina Filipczak 

Polish aid to Ukrainian museums and national heritage: SAVE THE DATE: 14 JULY 2022

Dear AIPA Members and Friends,

I would like to alert you to a forthcoming Zoom webinar that is being organised by AIPA, about Polish assistance to Ukrainian Museums following the Russian invasion.

The webinar is scheduled to take place on 14 July 2022, 18:00–19:30 (AEST) / 10.00–11.30 (Polish time)

It will be conducted in English and involve four speakers: three from Poland and – we hope – one from Ukraine.

The Convenors of the webinar are AIPA members, Irena Zdanowicz and Joanna Lang.

More information will follow in due course and a Zoom link will be sent to you.

Please distribute this information amongst your networks.

With warm wishes to you all,

Dr Alexandra Margaret Dunwill

AIPA President

Happy Easter

Dear Members and Friends,

On behalf of the AIPA Board, I wish you a happy, safe, and peaceful Easter, Passover, or just Happy Holidays.

May this time be filled with joy, hope, peace, and love.

Let's hope that this Easter will be a harbinger of the rebirth of peace in the world and hope for better, more peaceful, and more prosperous times in the present catastrophic geopolitical situation.

Dr Alexandra Margaret Dunwill

AIPA President

AIPA donates to Ukraine

Dear Members of AIPA,

I am pleased to inform you that at the AIPA Board meeting of 8 April it was decided unanimously that we should make a donation in support of humanitarian aid to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. We have therefore donated $5000 to the appeal through: https://www.ozeukes.com/ukraine-crisis-appeal/.

I have written to Mr Kohut, President of Association of Ukrainians in Victoria and Mr Romaniw, Chair of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations informing them of our decision and I include the text of my correspondence below.

With best wishes to you all,

Dr Alexandra Margaret Dunwill

AIPA President

Melbourne, 12 April, 2022

Mr Slawko Kohut, President of Association of Ukrainians in Victoria and  

Mr Stefan Romaniw, Chair of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations,

Dear Mr Kohut and Mr Romaniw,

On behalf of the Board of The Australian Institute of Polish Affairs (AIPA) I wish to state once more that AIPA stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian state, so brutally attacked by Russia. 

We unequivocally condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and call for the harshest possible sanctions to be imposed on President Putin and his collaborators. By invading Ukraine, Russia has violated all international agreements, as well as the civilised values of freedom, democracy, and the right to national self-determination. 

We call for solidarity with Ukraine and support its right to independence and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised state borders. 

To help the Ukrainian cause, AIPA has donated $5000 to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal at: https://www.ozeukes.com/ukraine-crisis-appeal/ .

We will inform you of our future fundraising activities and events in support of the Ukrainian cause. 

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely

Dr Alexandra Margaret Dunwill 

AIPA President