Annual General Meeting 2017
The 23rd International Au Pair Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held during WETM-IAC 2017 on Sunday, 2017 from 10:40-13:00 at the H4 Hotel Munich Germany.
28 Full Voting members were present in the room, with 4 organisations holding a proxy vote for members unable to attend.
During the AGM we presented an overview of the activities over the last year and we provided our outlook for the year 2017. Chair Delphine Vaills welcomed all members and gave a brief overview over last year´s achievements.
The IAPA Board and the Managing Director Patricia Brunner were able to present the attending members a well functioning and financially stable organization.
This was especially important since the membership had taken the decision to establish its independent management and office in Munich. Patricia told members about her work over last months and presented the statistics of one of the most important membership benefits: the enquiry tool through which members receive leads from potential au pairs and host families.
Treasurer Goran Rannefors presented the audited accounts 2016 and budget 2017
Despite investments in a new management structure and office costs, as well as costs for workshops held in South America, IAPA presents itself in good financial shape.
Annual Accounts 2016 and Budget 2017 were approved by the membership.
Board Member Ellen Heesen-Hiemstra reported on the
successful trip to South America where the Board held two workshops:
one in Sao Paolo and one in Bogotá. Both were well attended. Therefore the Board has decided to visit another country in 2017.
Read more about the workshops here
Board Member Linda James presented the membership statistics:
The assembled membership also ratified and approved our 20 new members and agreed on the members to disaffiliate. We are very happy and proud that so many new members joined IAPA and we are aiming at 200 members. Only a strong association can reach its goals and ensure benefits for its members. Linda James asked members to support the Board in reaching out to potential members.
In the end chair Delphine Vaills asked Sandra Landau (Childcare International UK) on stage. The IAPA community is very proud of her longstanding member Sandra who has been awarded an MBE (Member of Order of the British Empire).