The TASSO AGM was held on the evening of Wednesday 16 September 2020.  Venues for the AGM were available at 3 hubs  (Ulverstone, Launceston & Lindisfarne), with online participation also provided.  We were very pleased to receive a quorum and the AGM was a great success.  One of the Motions presented during the AGM was for TASSO to adopt a new Constitution – the motion for this was carried. One of the primary changes with the adoption of the new Constitution is the change in titles for people volunteering on the Committee, with the name change from Committee Member to Board Member.  Following the AGM TASSO now have one new Board Member and a shift in roles between current Board Members.

2020 – 2021 Board Members

President – Jared Dickason, South

Vice President – Chris Lynch, North West

Treasurer – Dannielle Murfet, North

Secretary – Wendy Timperon, North

Board Member – Rena Henderson, North West

Board Member – Neil Myers, North (welcome on board Neil)

Board Member – Nigel Jones, South

Special mention should be made to Nigel Jones, who has been a member of TASSO since 2011, participating in numerous roles, and the most recent being President for the period 2018 – 2020.  His continuing role with TASSO is very much appreciated and welcome.


As is now the norm in 2020 many meetings have been conducted online via Zoom and Teams.  Contact was also made with TASSO from parents, families and associations regarding leavers dinners, fund raising Walk to School day

Meetings and interviews have been held with:

  • MMM Radio – Walk to School day
  • ABC Radio – Leavers and end of year celebration
  • ABC News Channel – NAPLAN
  • Examiner Newspaper – Sports and Summer school uniforms
    • City School Partners Community Consultation
  • Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS)
    • Covid-19 strategies fortnightly catchups
    • Workplace Culture Post COVID-19



The September TASSO Newsletter was distributed to all School Associations and placed our website.  The October Newsletter is currently under development.

Should you or your school have any articles of interest you would like to place in our monthly Newsletter please contact us to discuss this further.


REGIONAL MEETINGS – North-West, North & South

The next Regional Meetings are scheduled for Term 4 – November 2020.  Further advice will be available soon.