Scott McFadzenHello to all SCRIA members,

Well how does the year go so fast! We are already in March and Easter is around the corner. It was not so long ago the turkeys were getting stuffed and Australia was being beaten by the English in our country sport.

Now it is time to pull on our favourite jersey and support our teams. Eat a pie at the game or drink a beer from a plastic cup. But that’s what I love about this time of year. Footy, beer and food!

This time of year also for SCRIA is also important as this is where we get together as a board and put pen to paper in order to listen to you and what you want to see for this year.

As previously mentioned to members at the end of last year in a previous newsletter, 2014 brings a tighter focus on several key project areas. Example of the projects we have been working on are Member Benefits, Education and Recognition, Industry Presence and what we can do to increase the profile of SCRIA in the public forum. You will see some great examples of this within this newsletter. The main project we have currently been working on has been member benefits. We want to make sure we get it right and put together a package that is beneficial to you as members and also to provide our fantastic business partners with benefits so that we all can work as a professional association. We are having our first ever face to face meeting to put together the finishing elements of the Member Benefits package. Our goal is to having some information about the package to give to members before the Jena Dyco Mould Conference in May 2014.

I truly do love the industry and it is my passion. So please contact me directly, or any other Board member, if you have any feedback about what you want to see in SCRIA or about industry direction, because if we put our heads all together we will certainly gain the most.

Scott McFadzen