Sunday, July 23, 2006

Official notice of Branch AGM sent by post

This notice has been sent by "snail mail" to all paid-up Western Cape LIASA meetings as per the branch constitution. It was accompanied by the nomination form for the branch election.

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Western Cape Branch of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA).

Date: Wednesday 2nd August 2006
Time: 9 am for 9.30 am - 12 pm
Venue: UWC Library Auditorium, University of the Western Cape
RSVP: Wilhelmina Zaal at (021) 8431004 or fax (021) 8433525 or via email wilhelmina at tlabs do ac dot za by Friday 28th July. Please indicate menu preference.

President Thabo Mbeki has described the Timbuktu Manuscripts Project as an outstanding example of the dream of wider partnership and collaboration across Africa. The project is a South African presidential project, co-ordinated by the Presidency and the Department of Arts and Culture through the National Archives, and it is the first official cultural project of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad).

Our guest speakers, who will give us a fascinating look into the Project, are Alexio Motsi (Project Leader) and Dr Mary Maniki (Conservator).

Proposed agenda (details still to be confirmed):
Registration and voting
1. Opening and welcome
2. Introduction of guest speakers
3. Guest speakers: Timbuktu Manuscripts Project
4. Vote of Thanks to speakers

Business Meeting
5. Confirmation of previous minutes
6. Matters arising
7. Chair's report
8. Treasurer's report
9. Announcement of election results
10. Handover to new office bearers
11. Acceptance speech by new chair
12. Closure

After the meeting, a light finger lunch will be served.

Please note that only current paid-up members will be able to vote. Please bring your membership cards.

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