At the Annual General meeting held on 23 August 2006, the name of the Society was changed from 'Australasian' to 'Australian'.
A decision was made to terminate annual membership fees for existing and new members. The newly introduced once off fees are:
The benefits to members of the Australasian Ceramic Society are:
Honorary Fellow of the Australian Ceramic Society
The title of Honorary Fellow is the highest award that can be bestowed upon a member of the Australian Ceramic Society. It is awarded to members in recognition for their outstanding contributions to their field during their professional careers. It is open to members of industry, related to ceramics and the Ceramic Society, academia, potters and government representatives and is decided upon by their peers.
To be elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Ceramic Society any person who has been a member of the Society for 5 years may apply with a comprehensive curriculum vitae and names of two referees.
To be elected as an Honorary Fellow a person would be expected to have suitable qualifications in ceramics, materials science or engineering or equivalent and have at least 10 years of professional experience after graduation. Fellows would normally be expected to have published a number of well regarded articles in appropriate professional journals or occupied a senior leadership position in industry or Government service or be a highly recognised potter. The selection will be made by the Federal Council and/or a committee appointed by the Council a maximum of twice a year.
If you would like to submit an application to become an honorary fellow of the Australian Ceramic Society, please contact Dr. Jim Low, ACS Federal Secretary.