New Beginnings for AESL
28 Nov 2021
AESL (Council of Estonian Societies in Australia = Austraalia Eesti Seltside Liit) has worked hard over the past two years to review its objectives, its vision and future, and consequently developed a new Constitution. This was adopted in August 2021, and AESL was incorporated in Victoria on the 21st of August 2021.
This sees a new structure, with the Board being comprised of delegates from each state/territory, plus four independent persons.
The Executives who will lead the development of the new structure were Elected on the 28th of November 2021.
|President||Dr Juho Looveer|
The full AESL BOARD for 2022 (elected on 28 Nov 2021) is:
|South Australia||Martin Kurvits|
|Northern Territory||Manfred Mletsin|
|New South Wales||Juho Looveer|
- Siiri Iismaa
- Esmée Okamoto
- Sirje Rivers
- Maie Simson
These are the people who you should contact regarding any issues that may arise in your area.
The new Board is keen to work out how it will operate, and to start to plan for the future. We already have strengthened our ties with the World Estonian Central Council (Estonians living in various countries around the world) and have commenced discussions with the World Estonian Cooperation Commission, which is operating under the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
We plan to support our member organisations, and to promote Estonian language and culture activities across Australia.