The TAA Museum was born through staff members who had given long service to the airline, and the TAA 25 Year Club was formed in 1972 in recognition of the achievements and contributions TAA and its people had made to both Australian and world aviation since 1946.
The 2015/16 Committee keeping the TAA / Australian Airlines 25 Year Club functioning is made up of -
President - John Wren
Vice President - Kevin Anderson
Secretary - Arnold Rogers
Treasurer - Jim Collins
Committee Members are - Dorothy Duan, Paul Gluschenko, Sam Favazza, and Ray Splatt.
The Annual General Meeting was held on the 16th March 2016, at Skyways Hotel, Airport West, and in-line with the constitution, only paid up members and associate members were able to attend the actual meeting. Those attending the meeting then enjoyed a meal (subsidized by the 25 Year Club) and a chat with old friends over a drink or lemonade. The AGM reported plenty of projects going at our Museum, finances have increased a bit and our member numbers have increased. The AGM was all over in about an hour and a bit, and after the new committee was elected, they took up their duties.
There were over 35 people attending this years meeting and after the meeting they were joined by a number of "Friends of the Museum" who were also there to support the 25 Year Club and Museum.
The new Committee was elected [four people, with the other four up for election next year] and a vote of thank went to Bert Lawes for his efforts over the past years as a committee member and tour guide. We hope 2016 will be even more successful as we move towards our 70th Anniversary this year.
The 2016 - 2017 Committee photo is below.
Back Row: Jim Collins -Treasurer, Arnold Rodgers - Secretary, Sam Favazza, Dorothy Duan, Kevin Anderson – Vice President, Ray Splatt
Front: John Wren – President, Paul Gluschenko.