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This May, we’re hoping to increase our membership by 50%, so we’ve got some incentives! If you become a member by 31 May, you’ll go into a special New Members draw to win a prize pack which includes some very shiny swag!

You can join up online and discover all the benefits of membership here! Not only will you be helping us financially, you’ll also score a shiny set of custom New Melbourne Browncoats dog tags, be entered into monthly member only prize draws and receive a special member’s gift at Christmas! Memberships help us cover the costs of events and administration to ensure that we can donate as much as possible to charity.

Bonus Special Prize Draw for Members
We are extremely grateful to all our current members for supporting our organisation. As part of May Member Madness, you’ve been entered into a special Thank You draw to win a shiny bonus prize pack!

We’re also excited to share that we’re all caught up with Member Prize Draws, so congratulations to Maxine Morgan, Jamie Gleeson, Elisabeth Dunstan, Alister Matthews, Peta Nicholson, Teaghan McDonald & Kate Kneebone! Keep an eye out soon for news on our lucky April Member Prize Draw Winner!

Starting May 8, you’ll have the chance to celebrate Ron Glass and bid on amazing items to support his much loved charity, the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center.

Says Naomi McSwain, Executive Director for the Wooten Center, “The outpouring of love we have seen for Ron from the Browncoats has been phenomenal. Makes his transition a little easier to bear knowing he’s getting a good send off. We are very honored that you have chosen to honor Ron by donating to our youth center. It was literally his dying wish we were told that people would do so and so we are honored on all accounts.”

Up for grabs on ebay will be an awesome Serenity poster signed by Ron and six of the cast, a Jason Palmer Firefly print signed by Ron, Jewel and Sean, shiny Ron Glass Celebration packs featuring limited edition laser etched aluminium Geek-o-graphs and Book bookmarks, a Firefly Map of the Verse, a set of Blue Sun Travel Posters, and a Serenity Architectural Cutaways Poster Pack.

You’ll find these all on our ebay page from May 8! Bid high and often for a great cause, and join us in celebrating the life of our much loved Shepherd.

Up for Auction: Serenity Poster signed by Ron Glass, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Jewel Staite, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher & Summer Glau

Letter of Permission to fundraise from the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center

Welcome to 2017! There have been some changes afoot behind the scenes and we’re pleased to welcome our new President, Chris MacLennan. For those you who attended our AGM, you will know that we have had a few changes within our Committee of Management. Jen Cummings has moved from President to Treasurer, Michael Mihalic has moved from Treasurer to being an Ordinary Member, and Chris has stepped up from Vice-President to President.

Says Chris:
“Over the years since my involvement began in 2010, I’ve met and worked with many of you at our Can’t Stop the Serenity events or while working behind our Browncoat Booth at one of the many Conventions that we attend. In the past I’ve had more of a background role as Vice-President but as Jen has moved to a different role in the organisation I have stepped up to take her place.

My intention as President is to keep the organisation running in a smooth manner behind the scenes, keep the New Melbourne Browncoats doing the great work we’ve being doing for our charities, and most importantly to me, make sure that all of us Browncoats across Victoria and Australia have a place where we can meet up with like minded people.

What drives me on with this work is that we have some of the best fans, some of the friendliest enthusiastic people, from such a wide cross section of society and world views. And together we do really good work. We might not be the biggest Fandom, but I think we’re the mightiest. So, if you haven’t met me before, and you see us somewhere, say hello.”

The new Committee of Management for 2016/2017:

  • President: Chris MacLennan
  • Vice President: Vacant
  • Treasurer: Jen Cummings
  • Secretary: Melissa Dwyer
  • Ordinary Members: Laura Shearman & Michael Mihalic
  • Webmaster: Michael Girdwood (Non-Committee)

It’s that time of the year again. Time sure has flown… much faster than a 03-K64-Firefly. No, we’re not talking about that jolly guy in the red suit, it’s our AGM!

When: Wednesday, December 14 from 7.30-8.30pm
Where: Beer DeLuxe Fed-Square

Why not take a break from the hustle and bustle and join us for our meeting which will take place in Beer DeLuxe Fed-Square. The meeting will start promptly at 7.30pm, then please stick around afterwards and have a meal with the hard working men and women from the New Melbourne Browncoats team.

We’re organised entirely by volunteers and we’re looking for like minded supporters to join us in achieving our goals. We’re always seeking volunteers in the following areas:
– Social event organisers and crew
– Fundraising event organisers and crew
– Convention booth crew
– Social Media crew
– Committee members

And we’re open to new ideas too!

In accordance with our Articles of Incorporation, all Committee positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and General Committee Member) are up for re-election at our AGM.

Nomination and Proxy Assignment forms can be found here (under Official Documents). To submit a nomination or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, please complete the form and either email it to secretary@newmelbournebrowncoats.com by 7:30pm on Tuesday 13 December, or bring the completed form along to the AGM.

Everyone is invited to attend, but only current members are entitled to nominate and vote.

The AGM will consist of presentation of previous AGM minutes (and acceptance), presentation of the financial statement for Financial Year 2015/2016 (and acceptance), and elections.

Please RSVP to secretary@newmelbournebrowncoats.com by Monday 12 December so that we can book a large enough table.