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Annual General Meeting 2023

Session Date and Time:

24.5.2023 – 24.5.2023
Wednesday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm


fka Children's Services
18 Harper Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067



For more information contact:

fkacs@fka.org.au  |  03 9428 4471

RSVP BY 17 MAY 2023



The President and Members of the Board of Management of fka Children’s Services Inc. invite you to participate in our 113th Annual General Meeting, featuring guest speakers author Amal Abou-Eid, and Parkville Institute Co-Directors Dr Anne Kennedy and Associate Professor Brigid Jordan AM.

The ordinary business of the Annual General Meeting gives members the opportunity to find out about fka Children’s Services operations and finances and to vote on any resolutions proposed. Members will be asked to vote to:

  • Accept the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
  • Accept the Annual Report
  • Accept the Financial Statements of the Association
  • Elect the members of the Board
  • Confirm the annual subscription and joining fee

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Voting by proxy
fkaCS recognises that not all members are able to be physically present and cast their vote. In this instance, members may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. Your proxy can be a fellow member of the Association, or you may wish to nominate the President, Secretary or other Board Member to vote on your behalf.

To nominate a proxy to vote on your behalf, download the form here. Please email your completed form to fkacs@fka.org.au by Tuesday 23 May.

Board nominations
The fka Children’s Services Incorporated Rules stipulates we must declare as near to one third of the Board positions vacant and hold elections for those positions each year. This year we have up to 3 vacancies.

If you would like to nominate for a position on fkaCS Board of Directors, or nominate a colleague or peer for a position, complete this nomination form. Email your completed form to fkacs@fka.org.au by COB Thursday 18 May.

Guest Speakers

Amal Abou-Eid

Author of Why Does Mum Wear a Hijab? and Tayta Remembers

Guest speaker Amal Abou-Eid will join us to express her love of teaching and learning about friendship, faith and culture by sharing her stories and how her series of books came about. Amal is a passionate educator and very busy mother to 3 young boys. Living in Melbourne, Amal is surrounded by people of various faiths and cultures.

The daughter of Lebanese migrants, Amal identifies as a Muslim Lebanese Australian and credits the splendours of multiculturalism as her inspiration for writing.

Hoping to educate readers about her faith and her cultural heritage, Amal writes books which explain aspects of Islam that are often misunderstood and misrepresented. She hopes her books will give Muslim children stories they can relate to and stories they can identify with. She hopes her stories will educate readers and inspire others to share their own stories, too.

Parkville Institute - Changing children’s life trajectories: Research, evidence and practice

Associate Professor Brigid Jordan AM and Dr Anne Kennedy

This presentation will discuss how an intensive early childhood education and care model for very young children living with significant adversity, changed their life trajectories by reducing the effects of toxic stress and trauma and supporting their learning and development. Children under three years of age, who participated in the program for three years, had large and significant positive impacts on their learning and development outcomes including IQ scores, language development and social and emotional problems. We are not aware of similar remarkable outcomes from any other Australian intensive early childhood education and care program.

As clinical researchers and practitioners we are excited to have the opportunity, through the Victorian Department of Education’s generous funding support for the Safe Haven project and in partnership with Uniting Vic/Tas, to continue our research and to build further evidence on the structural and process elements of quality that can change children’s life trajectories, build workforce capability and highlight the importance of early education and care for all children.

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