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Our Annual General Meeting is done and dusted! We’d like to thank everyone who attended and all those who could not attend in person but sent through proxy votes.

In addition to presenting our Financial Statement for FY2016-2017, we also held elections to build our Committee of Management for the next 12 months.

The election results are as follows:

  • President: Chris MacLennan
  • Vice President: Helen van’t Hof
  • Secretary: Melissa Dwyer
  • Treasurer: Jen Cummings
  • Ordinary Members: Sarah Brennan-Dunn

We are delighted to welcome Sarah and Helen on board, and we say a sad farewell to Michael Mihalic and Laura Shearman who have regretfully left the Committee for personal reasons (though will remain active members of our club). Please join us in thanking Michael and Laura for their years of dedicated service!

Sunday September 10 at 1.00-2.00pm
The Boatbuilders Yard, South Wharf

Mal: Ain't all buttons and charts, little albatross. Know what the first rule of flying is? Well I s'pose you do, since you already know what I'm 'bout to say.
River: I do. But I like to hear you say it.
Mal: Love. Can know all the math in the 'verse but take a boat in the air that you don't love? She'll shake you off just as sure as a turn in the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down…tell you she's hurtin' 'fore she keens…makes her a home.

It's that time of the year again, our AGM!

Take a leisurely stroll along the Promenade and join us at The Boatbuilders Yard for our Annual General Meeting. The meeting will start promptly at 1:00pm, and you're invited to have a meal or a drink with us afterwards.

The AGM will consist of presentation of previous AGM minutes (and acceptance), presentation of the financial statement for Financial Year 2016/2017 (and acceptance), and elections.

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 and new ideas so why not visit our website for more information and get involved! If you're interested in joining our team please nominate for a position in our Committee of Management. You must be a member to nominate and vote so join up here!

If you're a member and are not able to attend, please appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf (form and submission information is below).

We look forward to seeing you there and to having you be part of the amazing year ahead.

Form Submission Information:

Nomination Form: Send by email or post, to be received by 5.00pm on Saturday 9 September. Deliver in person to the Chair prior to the election. You can also nominate verbally immediately prior to the election (where you will need a second to approve the nomination).
Click here to download form

Proxy Assignment Form: Send by email or post, to be received by 1.00pm on Saturday 9 September. Proxy forms received after this deadline cannot be actioned.
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All forms can be emailed to secretary@newmelbournebrowncoats.com or posted to PO Box 18, Rosanna VIC 3084.  The Chair for the AGM will be Chris MacLennan.

You may recall that we announced that last year’s Can’t Stop the Serenity Screening event would be our final one. And that is still the case, saddening though it may be. But we are still committed to supporting Equality Now through Can’t Stop The Serenity.

So, what are we up to? This year, we are hosting an eBay auction that’s filled to the brim with autographed Firefly and Serenity collectables!

Starting today (July 10), you’ll have the chance to bid on goodies signed by Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Jewel Staite, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Felicia Day, Amy Acker and more!

You can bid on the first few items right now on ebay and we’ll be adding more items over the next few weeks for fans of Firefly/Serenity, Dollhouse & Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

So head over to ebay and bid high and often for a great cause!


8×10 Photo signed by Sean Maher & Morena Baccarin

Crazy Ivan Retro Poster signed by Alan Tudyk

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Collection


Check back regularly to see what’s coming up!

Serenity Poster (Australian Edition) signed by Jewel Staite and Sean Maher

Serenity Poster (US Version) signed by Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau & Sean Maher

Blue Sun Travel “Jaynestown” Poster signed by Adam Baldwin & Adam Levermore (artist)

Much Ado About Nothing Poster (Australian Edition) signed by Amy Acker & Sean Maher

Buffy “Once More With Feeling” Poster (laminated)

Dollhouse “Epitaphs” Poster signed by Amy Acker, Felicia Day, Miracle Laurie, Jane Espensen (writer) & Shawna Trpcic (costumer)

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