The future in your hands!


Wednesday 30 October 2013
The Fireplace Room, Gorman House. Braddon
6.00pm to 8.00pm, with the usual drinks and nibbles before and after

In November, all members of the Canberra Society of Editors and all the other state and territory editors societies will be asked to vote on proposals that will determine the future of the national Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd) and its relationship with us.

Why? Because it seems unlikely that IPEd is sustainable under its current structure and funding. So the referendum will ask you to vote on two questions:

  1. Should funding to IPEd be increased?
  2. If that is agreed, which of two models for future activities should be adopted:
    • IPEd as it is with increased funding (IFM), or
    • a new national body with direct membership (DMM) of editors across the states and territories?

CSE’s October general meeting will be devoted to helping you understand the questions, the issues and their significance so that you can make an informed decision in the November referendum. It is VERY important that you come along and take part in this discussion.

To help you prepare, the following reports have been produced by the IPEd Review Working Party, following a year of consultation.
A. IPEd Business Case – Discussion paper regarding options on IPEd’s future structure, functions and funding
B. IPEd review Q&A – detailing key questions and their answers, on the two proposed models
C. Membership structure and possible shared functions – Discussion paper.

Please read them! They contain detailed and complex information that is critical to the future of your society and your profession. To make your vote count in the November referendum, it is crucial that you digest and understand the information in these reports.

Two of them were sent to you on 22 September via a CSE broadcast email. You can also access all three of them in the members-area of the IPEd website. If you are currently a financial CSE member, you can log in using your own name as the username and password: eg, jillsmith and jillsmith.

Your CSE committee has already considered the issues at its meeting on Wednesday 9 October, and will present some views for discussion at the general meeting.

Come to the October general meeting! Be prepared! And make your vote count in November!

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