ARRCC 2019 Annual General Meeting
The eleventh ARRCC AGM will be held on Thursday, June 6, 7 - 8.30pm AEST, with a light meal served at 6 pm
Sydney members and supporters are invited to Pitt St Uniting Church, and sharing a light meal beforehand. Members and supporters elsewhere are joining via Zoom, mostly as part of groups in Adelaide (starting at 5.30pm), Melbourne, Perth (starting at 5pm, possibly with a meal afterwards), Brisbane and Hobart.
Here is the AGM 2019 Agenda
While we’ve been going full-throttle in 2019, the AGM celebrates the significant achievements of 2018. One of the most notable achievements was the much increased decentralised ARRCC grassroots action across Australia. Thousands of hours of supporters’ time have also made possible eight successful Living the Change events, a gathering outside Adani HQ in Townsville, a Vigil for the Reef in Brisbane, a Candidates’ Forum in Bentleigh (Melbourne), numerous Carols Against Coal events as well as ARRCC participation in secular environmental events and actions. Hundreds of people attended various workshops and webinars.
We had a long meeting with the CEO of Adani and his team. Articles in religious media nearly doubled compared to 2017, already a bumper year, and our appearances in mainstream media increased six-fold! Our Facebook following has increased too.
Each group is meeting for either an hour or half-an-hour beforehand to share a meal – or afterwards, in the case of Perth. Bring a small plate of vegetarian food to share. We look forward to linking up to see our guest speaker, Maina Talia, a community leader from Tuvalu who advocates for Pacific Island Peoples at UN climate negotiations. He will speak on the topic, “The experience of people in the Pacific Islands, and how well (or otherwise) the voices of the Pacific Island nations are being heard on UN climate negotiations.” Thea Ormerod will assist with Q & A.
The AGM proper starts at 7.30pm AEST
So that more people can meet each other in person, “hubs” are being organised in Adelaide (starting at 5.30pm), Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart and possibly Canberra (TBA).
For those who live in the cities below, please RSVP to the organiser near you:
Sydney: Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt St, Sydney, for a light vegetarian meal before the AGM starting at 6 pm. Contact person Thea Ormerod: email@example.com 0405 293 466
Brisbane: St Martin’s House, 373 Ann St, next door to St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. Contact person Fr Peter Moore firstname.lastname@example.org or 0429 679 011. A light meal will be provided, so no need to bring a plate.
Adelaide: Ground Floor Seminar room, Catholic Diocesan Centre, 39 Wakefield St, Adelaide. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact person Philippa Rowland email@example.com or 0429 828 412.
Melbourne: The Phillips Room, Borderlands Cooperative, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn VIC 3122. Please bring vegetarian or vegan food to share from 6pm. Contact person Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black firstname.lastname@example.org or 0449 758 715.
Hobart: Brahma Kumaris Centre, 51 Risdon Rd (cnr Bell St) New Town. A light evening vegetarian meal will be served at 6.30 pm. Donations are welcome to help cover costs. RSVP by CoB 5 June, and please advise us of any special dietary requirements. Contact person Terry Sussmilch email@example.com or 0438 069 728.
Perth: venue TBA. Contact person Allen Riebau ARiebau@msn.com or 0403 785 582
If you are a member and want to be included from other locations around Australia, with Zoom it’s now more feasible, so sing out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join in. (Zoom installs itself for free on your computer as you join a meeting.)
Looking forward to reviewing 2018 with you, and making some formal decisions for 2019.