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Life Memberships for Louise Firrell and Glen Seidel

With the retirement of Louise and Glen, the Executive resolved to award them both Life Memberships in recognition of their long service to the Union.

Louise was one of the original “footpathers” when the embryonic Association of Teachers in Independent Schools (ATIS) was ejected from the South Australian Institute of Teachers (SAIT) meeting—now the Australian Education Union. The “footpathers” immediately held their own impromptu meeting on the footpath of Greenhill Road and the rest is history as they say. Louise has served in many capacities including Executive member, Assistant Secretary and on the Equity Committees for IEUSA, IEUA and SA Unions.

Glen originally joined the IEUSA staff as the Training Officer after serving as honorary President. With the retirement of Secretary Barry Morrison, he was elected as Secretary in 2001 and then for each of the next six 3 year terms.