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AGM Elects new Executive and Committee

Congratulations to our new CBCA Tasmania Executive and Committee members. Your new Executive is:

Leanne Rands - President

Gina Slevec - Vice President

Gay McKinnon - Secretary

Felicity Sly - Treasurer and Merchandise Officer

Our new Committee members are: Carmel Denholm (Newsletter Editor), Jennie Bales (continuing as Social Media Officer), Steve Martin, Meg Denman, Carol Fuller, Pennii Purton and David Towns. Patsy Jones, Amanda O'Shea and Jackie Gangell have also put up their hands to assist the Executive and Committee.

AGM on 26th November

The AGM had a spectacular attendance. Thank you to everyone who came along to vote for and welcome the new Executive and Committee. A big thank you to the departing Executive, Richard Pickup, Nella Pickup, Patsy Jones and Helen Rothwell. Congratulations to Patsy Jones, who was made a Life Member. Our guest speaker was Jeannie-Marie LeRoi, who delivered a very entertaining and interactive presentation on science and narrative.

Membership for 2017

A reminder to please finalise your personal or institution membership to support the volunteer-run CBCA Tas branch.

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Sunday, 22 January 2017

From the blog: Seriously good series books

Jessica Marston discusses the joys of holiday reading with her children and some great series that have remained favourites over time.

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Posted Sunday, 15 January 2017

From the blog: What will you pick?

Maureen takes a great idea, InkyBINGO, and provides inspiration to help you adapt it to your own reading needs.

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Posted Sunday, 8 January 2017

From the blog: Reading wish list for 2017

Do you have a 2017 reading wish list? Penny is starting hers and already facing dilemmas in making her first choices. So many good books to select from! Do you have a 2017 'must read' to share?

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Posted Sunday, 18 December 2016

From the blog: Tassie Books for Christmas

Join Lyndon as he celebrates a wonderful source of Tasmanian fiction and a means to support local talent.

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Posted Sunday, 11 December 2016

From the blog: Under My Christmas Tree

Looking for something special to add to the Christmas presents? Nella shares some of her recent reads with suggestions for every age group - with even an adult suggestion. Happy reading for the whole family this summer!

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