From the Vice President (May Issue 2014)


Hello fellow members,

I feel privileged to be writing this report (filling in for President, Louise Absalom) during a time of exciting change for DTA. Over the past several months you have heard a great deal of talk about the new website. Well finally, after an extraordinary effort from Louise, Margie, the marketing portfolio, the Board and the team from Fluid Marketing the website has gone “live”. Please take some time to navigate your way around the site. There are many interesting features, articles and information and of course the “member only” section. We look forward to your feedback about the website.

As we all get back into the swing of work after the Easter and Anzac day holidays, I hope that many of us are looking forward to celebrating, sharing, educating and collaborating about our profession with colleagues, carers, clients and communities. Diversional Therapy week begins on the 5th of May. Please submit your celebration ideas and activities to the office. I do believe there is a prize for the best new idea! There are more ideas in this newsletter in an article by Kayla Davies on how to celebrate!

“Shaping Diversional Therapy: from theory to practice” is also the theme of the Adelaide conference. The Conference is not too far away. September the 19th will come around quickly, so look out for the early bird registrations; they should be available by the time you read this –and plan for a short break in Adelaide to take advantage of wonderful accommodation rates too.

And lastly, I would like to welcome Tracey Keenan to the team of our dedicated Board. Tracey has filled the casual vacancy of NSW Representative and comes with an impressive and varied background. Tracey’s biography is available for viewing on our new website under the membership tab.


Sue Tripney
Vice President 1
(Filling in for President, Louise Absalom)

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