Life Membership Award 2016

Jacq joined AAA in 2009 and from the outset took on volunteer roles, always displaying enormous energy, demonstrating a significant and sustained contribution to advancing the objects and purposes of the Association.

As Membership Secretary, Jacq’s energy in recruiting new members saw membership rise above 1000 members, a feat that has not been replicated since.  Jacq has always been a tireless worker for AAA conferences, serving in a range of volunteer positions over several years.  But most of you know Jacq through her role as Social Media Officer, which she has made her own.  Jacq has overseen the rise of the AAA Facebook page (currently with more than 6600 ‘likers’), and initiated the AAA Twitter account (with more than 2000 followers).  From 2013–2015, Jacq wrote blog posts to provide plain English summaries of AA articles.

Jacq has also been involved in a range of projects to elevate the place of theory in AAA conferences, inaugurating the Students Ethics Debate at AAA 2013, and more recently heading up the AusTAG sessions.

Jacq has worked unselfishly and tirelessly for the Association and for the benefit of its members for the past seven years — she is a worthy recipient of the 2016 Life Membership Award.