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CSTS2015_Plain_Logo_MidWe’re pleased to announce that the donation to Equality Now for our Can’t Stop the Serenity fundraising for 2015 is in!

Thanks to the generosity of Browncoats in Victoria, across Australia and around the world, this year’s events raised $5,471.31 (US$3,580.00)!

To everyone who was involved, as organisers, supporters, attendees, auction bidders, merchandise buyers, suppliers, advisers and moral support, THANK YOU! This would not be possible without all of you!

Members, friends and supporters are all invited to attend our AGM on Saturday 12 September from 11am at The Boatbuilders Yard (South Wharf Promenade, next to Polly Woodside and MCEC). The AGM will be followed by lunch, so please come along! In addition to electing the 2016 Committee, we’ll also be discussing 2016 events and charities to support.

AGMs are an important part of being an incorporated non-profit organisation, and for members this is one of your best opportunities to have a say in how our group runs, and what we’ll be doing in the year ahead. And they’re not as boring as you might think! This is your chance to help us choose which events to run in 2016, which conventions to attend (and the sorts of things we should sell), which charities to support, and who will be running things. So please come along and join in. We’ve had fairly low attendance at our previous AGMs, so we would love to see more of you come along to take part this year.

Agenda: Welcome members, Presentation of Annual Report (and questions answered), Elections for the 2016 Committee of Management, Planning for 2016, Other Business

Please RSVP to events@newmelbournebrowncoats.com to ensure we book sufficient tables.

For Members Only:

  • Committee Nominations: If you’d like to be part of the team, or nominate someone else (who is willing), just fill out our Nomination Form and send it in by Sunday 6 September Wednesday 9 September (extended). Nominations forms should be emailed to committee@newmelbournebrowncoats.com. You can download the form here (under Official Documents). All positions are up for re-election (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and General Members). Members can nominate for more than one position, but can only be elected to one position, and elected positions are effective from 13 September 2015 until the next AGM. If you are nominating another member, they must also sign the form to accept the nomination. You must be a current financial member to nominate or be nominated for a Committee position.
  • Sub-Committees: We’re also looking for folk to join our sub-committees. These are the teams that put together our events and activities, and can include organising our Browncoat Charity Booth at conventions, to events like CSTS and whatever else we might want to plan for 2016. We can’t do what we do without willing volunteers, so please consider helping out if you can. You must be a current financial member to be part of a Sub-Committee.
  • Voting: All members have the right to vote in elections and in decisions raised at the AGM. Our Articles of Incorporation outline how this works, so please read them to learn about your rights and responsibilities as an NMB member). Please note that only current financial members over 18 years old may participate in voting.
  • Articles of Incorporation: The Articles can be found here (under Official Documents). They include information on nominations and elections, as well as voting and other important procedures that we follow.

PromoWithKaylee7We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters who donated their time, talents and super shiny goodies to help make our first ever Sereniversary Ball such a wonderful evening! And a special thanks to everyone who supported our event by buying a ticket and helping make the event so special!

Our Amazing Volunteers

Melissa Dwyer – Jen Cummings – Laura Shearman – Mick Mihalic – Chris MacLennan – Alex Corr – Claire Egan – Alison Graham – Carol Shearman – Leanne Girdwood – Michael Girdwood

Our Fantastic Supporters

Images with Carol – Oz Comic-Con/Hub Productions – Supanova Pop Culture Expo – Visionary Alchemist – Jen Cummings – Melissa Dwyer – Brent Kerr – Darren & Sue Burgess – Brendan Waite & Diana Sparke – Turnbull Creations – Courtney Baikaloff – Ninja Monkey – Helen van’t Hof – Caligo Mundi LARP Group


Thanks to the fabulous Images with Carol, one of our amazing Platinum Supporters, we’re delighted to share with you her album of photos from this past weekend’s Can’t Stop the Serenity and Sereniversary Ball events in Melbourne!

Can’t Stop the Serenity Melbourne

See the full collection here: Images with Carol CSTS Collection
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Sereniversary Ball

See the full collection here: Images with Carol Sereniversary Ball Collection
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If you’d like to get a copy, or share these with others, please read the note below from Images with Carol:

Dear Browncoats,

Thank you for allowing me to capture the excitement and fun of Can’t Stop the Serenity 2015 and the Sereniversary Ball in Melbourne.

The web optimised images are now available for viewing and download at www.imageswithcarol.com/csts2015 and www.imageswithcarol.com/sereniversary2015. While I give permission for unrestricted use of these images, I do ask that you credit either www.imageswithcarol.com or www.facebook.com/imageswithcarol when you use them publicly. It is a condition of use that the images are not cropped, filtered or altered in any way.

Printable resolution, non watermarked images in 6×4 size are available for free to any one who desires them, with the same conditions. Please email me at carol@imageswithcarol.com with the image numbers you require and a suitable email address, bearing in mind that these images vary in size from 3 mb to 11mb each.

Thank you again, we did the impossible, and that makes us mighty!

Seek peace