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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, 4 December 2016

From the blog: Call for nominations for the Nan Chauncy Award

Do you know someone who would make a worthy recipient of the Nan Chauncy Award? This week's post outlines the award and eligibility criteria.

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Posted Sunday, 27 November 2016

From the blog: Life membership bestowed upon Patsy Jones

Members attending the 2016 CBCA Tasmania Annual General Meeting celebrated the untiring dedication and contributions of Patsy Jones. The citation is shared here in recognition to Patsy's long standing contributions to the branch.

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Posted Sunday, 20 November 2016

From the blog: 'Spot'light on Italy

This week Jennie shares some of her book shopping experiences during recent travels in Italy where she continued her quest for Spot - find out if she was successful!

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Posted Sunday, 13 November 2016

From the blog: Is it worth reading?

A post to challenge our thinking about the books we offer to children and perhaps an over-reliance on our childhood reading experiences. Richard raises interesting points to ponder.

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Posted Sunday, 6 November 2016

Thinking of Quentin Blake

Join Patsy as she investigates the endearing, comical and whimsical work of Quentin Blake in a newly published tale from the pen of Beatrix Potter.

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