3 May Seeking Expressions of Interest – Showing and Judging Committee Members

The AAA Board is calling for Expressions of Interest from interested AAA members to increase and strengthen the resources on the current Showing and Judging Committee (SJC).

The decision to increase the resources on the Committee is supported by existing committee members.

What does the Showing and Judging Committee do?

The Committee is established in accordance with clause 13 of the AAA Constitution, and in conjunction with the AAA Board and national office, plays a significant role in the development of our industry with shows and events a key strategic priority. The role of SJC is outlined in the Showing and Judging Charter and Terms of Reference 

In broad terms, the SJC oversee, implement and make recommendations to the Board on policy and all things relevant to the AAA showing and judging system which includes:

  • Promotion and facilitation of AAA shows
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Review, recommendations and maintenance of Showing Rules
  • Manage judge allocation and co-judging appointments
  • Convenor support and liaison including development of policies, procedures, manuals and training
  • Manage AAA apprenticeship program.
  • Office interface regarding SJC website information and e-alpaca show functions
  • Co-ordination of showing and judging related articles for publication.

The above, whilst not a complete list, outlines the nature and key role this important committee plays in the showing and judging segment of our industry.

Composition of the SJC

Whilst the SJC Charter states there can be up to nine AAA financial members on the Committee – this is not about numbers. It is about a dedicated, passionate group of people, with at least some showing knowledge and experience, who are prepared to work in a team, “roll-up” their sleeves, take on a specified role and contribute to our industry.

To ensure a spread of the workload it is expected that each member of the Committee will be responsible for one of the following roles:

  • Chair
  • Administrators – 2 positions
  • Convenor liaison
  • Two judge representatives will also be members of the SJC, one of whom will liaise with the AYE regarding Young Judges.

An outline of the duties and skills required for each of the roles on the committee has been developed to assist those considering applying.  This can be obtained from AAA CEO Amanda along with the relevant Code of Conduct.

Selection Criteria 

We encourage any member to apply where they possess some, if not all, of the core preferred selection criteria along with the appropriate skill set for a designated role on the committee.

Preferred Core attributes:

  • Team player
  • Volunteering ethos, respecting confidentiality and prepared to work with all stakeholders in a positive manner.
  • Internet access for regular teleconference meetings.
  • Flexibility to respond to emails and contribute to decision making at short notice.
  • Ethical with the ability to be objective and make decisions in the best interest of the industry – sometimes against one’s own personal interests
  • Approachable with excellent communication skills
  • A sense of humour.

In your expression of interest, you are asked to nominate your preferred role/s on the Committee outlining your reason for applying, experience and skill set plus any other relevant information.

We have listed the desired attributes and skills.    We will be thrilled if you possess all, however “passion” and “commitment” are highly valued.  We appreciate the need to mentor and pass the baton to the next generation within our industry.   Please contact  Prue Walduck  on 0429 437 781  should you wish to discuss any aspects of the role or the AAA CEO Amanda (0421649843).

Please send your Expressions of Interest to Amanda Olthof (ceo@alpaca.asn.au) by close of business  15 May 2021. 

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