Last night, 16 October, CSFG held our annual general meeting. The outgoing committee reported to the members on activities and achievements for the year, including:

  • publication of the Next anthology
  • publication of Next, Winds of Change and Kaaron Warren’s The Grinding House as e-books
  • changing our membership structure to welcome Outer Canberra members
  • our first CSFG writers’ retreat
  • participation for a second year in the Write-a-Book-in-a-Day contest
  • monthly craft, information and professional development sessions at our members’ meetings
  • continued operation of the CSFG novel writing group and short story and novel critiquing groups
  • attending the Supanova pop culture expo as vendors for the first time
  • and Rik kept his pants on at every meeting.

At the AGM, we also elected a new committee, several of whom have continued on from the previous year, in some cases in different roles:

  • David Dufty, President
  • Mitchell Akhurst, Vice President
  • Rob Porteous, Treasurer
  • Ian McHugh, Secretary
  • Liefe Shallcross, Public Officer
  • Kimberley Gaal
  • Shauna O’Meara
  • Dave Versace
  • Phill Berrie
  • Rik Lagarto

Our thanks to outgoing committee members Matthew Farrer and Elizabeth Fitzgerald for their contributions over the past several years.