By Barry Archibald, ANZCA Chairperson
At the Annual General Meeting of ANZCA's Board of Directors in May, directors were unanimous in their decision to offer the position of Patron to June McLean, in recognition of her long-term leadership, commitment to advancing ANZCA's interests in Australia and elsewhere, and the dedicated service she gave to the organisation as one of its founding directors. The Board of Directors is delighted that June has accepted the offer, being only the second person to have been proposed for the position (after ANZCA's first president, the late William Lock). The offer is inclusive of Life Membership of ANZCA.
As Patron, June will be named on all stationery, official documents and the website, and in syllabuses and handbooks. In this figurehead role she will help to raise the public profile of ANZCA through speaking and/or attendance at official ANZCA functions.
The Board of Directors is appreciative that June has agreed to continue her connection with ANZCA in this professional capacity. June is well known to many across numerous fields of music education. A luncheon with June and the Directors will be planned for the near future to celebrate her new status with ANZCA.
There will be many in the "ANZCA family" who will applaud the Board's decision to acknowledge June's service in this way. It is fitting that June becomes ANZCA's second Patron, as she was a director when Bill Lock was appointed as the first in that position. June will be able to advance ANZCA's work as its new figurehead, lending her name to the organisation, adding to the standing of our examination system. Congratulations, June!
ANZCA Board of Directors, circa 1990, with June McLean centre-front.
L–R, rear: Tony Smith, Abe Cytrynowski, Ivor Morgan, Jack Varney.
Front: Yvonne Lawn, June McLean, Nancye Woodford.