ELTAF is a registered association. All Committee work is done on a purely volunteer basis, at weekends and in off-hours. Although this does not excuse mistakes or delays, we hope that our organization's services will be seen in this light. Nevertheless, we strive continuously to improve the quality of our publication and services and are grateful for constructive suggestions and comments.
Committee Members 2017/18
I am responsible for running ELTAF together with the team below. I coordinate committee decisions and generally become involved in all aspects of ELTAF!
I keep ELTAF's accounts, making sure that all bookings are accounted for. I pay the bills and administer the membership direct debits and generally deal with any banking matters. I also check workshop payments and liaise with the events organiser. At the end of the year, I prepare a financial statement to present to the AGM.
Three times a year, the committee and I choose a theme for the ELTAF magazine. I then begin to solicit and collect members‘ contributions. I try to achieve an interesting mix of articles, classroom activities, events and publisher material reviews.
I maintain the ELTAF website including posting new events, uploading materials for download and updating all text and contact information. I also provide new members with access to the site and am here to answer any question or help with any problems you might have with the site.
Vice-Chair / Events Coordinator
As Vice-Chair of ELTAF, I support the Chair Liz Jolliffe. I am also the Events Coordinator. In this role, I try to keep members aware of current areas of interest and things that we can do to improve the service we provide to our learners. We are professionals who enjoy ongoing training and networking with our peers. Suggestions for workshops and/or further training are always welcome so that we can provide you with the tools for you to do your jobs in such a way as to raise the level of professionalism.
I record the minutes at our AGM and 4-5 committee meetings per year. I also send the appropriate documentation to the relevant offices.
Social Media Coordinator
I look after ELTAF`s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ELTAF.de). Each week on Facebook, I share the latest ELTAF news and events, along with teaching tips, resources and the best snippets from ELTAF`s extensive newsletter archive. And there's always room for some humour as well! So like us on Facebook to get a taste of all the great opportunities ELTAF has to offer.
ELTAF Magazine Team
Editor: Barbara Born
Proofreaders: Norman Cox and Judith Mader
Packers: Barbara Born, Helen Centner, Liz Jolliffe, Anastasia Malikova and Sunita Schröder
Larry Henry (PR), Cathy Duffek (Advertising Coordinator), Debbie Hohmann, Barbara Murai (Catering) Kimberley Railla and Rhiannon Tan (Membership Secretary).