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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.

lishensbazaarThank you to everyone who has supported our Can’t Stop the Serenity 2016 fundraising for Equality Now and WIRE (Women’s Information Service).

We’re busy crunching the numbers to determine our donation total, but in the meantime we have the results of the lucky CSTS Absentee Supporter Pass prize draw!

Congratulations to P. Bosanquet on winning a Li-Shen’s Bazaar Blue Sun Travel Poster signed by Sean Maher!

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Mal: Never goes smooth. How come it never goes smooth?

Once again, Mal’s luck (or lack thereof) has struck. We had plans… grand plans… plans for a mighty big shindig! But like one of Mal’s notorious plans, things just haven’t gone smooth. Regrettably, we’re here to announce that the Browncoat Charity Gala, set to be held on October 8, has been postponed until 2017. There are all manner of reasons for why, but the main one is that ticket sales were just too low for us to hold the event at this time. October is a busy month, and it would appear that the competition of upcoming events like AMCExpo and PAX (as well as Nathan Fillion’s November visit to Australia) was just too strong this year. All ticket holders will be contacted within the next few days, and full refunds will be provided.

Planning is underway to bring the shindig back in 2017, so keep an eye out for news as it is announced. And if you’d like to be part of the team, let us know!

With only 3 weeks until our Browncoat Charity Gala, we’re preparing a mighty fine shindig for you all! There’ll be themed drinks, excellent food and lots of fancy finery to enjoy. Last year’s Sereniversary Ball was a rousing success, so let’s make this one just as good! There’s plenty of tickets left, costing just $60 (packages with shiny swag are also available). And best of all, all profits will be donated to FareShare to help them rescue food and fight hunger.

Join us on Saturday, 8 October 2016 from 7-11pm at the Brunswick Town Hall!

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On arrival at the Brunswick Town Hall, you will be issued with two Beverage Tokens, which can be exchanged at any point during the evening at our Browncoat Bar. Beverage Tokens can be used for basic alcoholic beverages (wine or beer) or soft drinks. Additional drink options will be available for purchase, including a specially curated selection of ‘verse themed cocktails.

Our guests are welcome to select their own seating in our grand dining hall, where you will partake in a sumptuous two course meal from our mouth watering buffet. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, so be sure to let us know when you purchase your tickets.

We’ll also have some fantastic prizes up for grabs in our raffle and live auction! Fancy winning a limited edition map of Serenity Valley? Or some delicious wine? What about some goodies to add to your Firefly autograph collection?

You’ll find more information at bit.ly/NMB2016Gala and you can grab tickets from our online store.

Please note that this is an 18+ only event. ID will be checked on arrival, and anyone under 18 will not be permitted entry or refund.

Ticket sales close on 1 October, unless sold out. So don’t delay!!