President’s Report September 2020
We were fortunate to have a face to face belated AGM last month and the 12 people who attended were all pleased to be able to socially distance, sanitize and catch up. We have an almost full committee and would welcome interest from people who would serve as a Minutes Secretary or an Archivist.
The re-imagined CBCA Book Week online Awards Announcement is imminent as we send out this eNews. Please post photos of your Book Week activities to social media with these hashtags- #cbca2020, #cbcabookweek2020 and #in the wild. There are bookmarks and draw your own curious creature pages to download from the National site and even CBCA Book Week Tshirts to purchase at Red Bubble. That’s all on top of the usual Book Week merchandise!!! There are details for our Branch Book Week dinner further in this edition, everyone is welcome (RSVP is vital), so come along and chat about your Book Week plans and your response to the books entered and awarded.
We are excited to host our inaugural Reader’s Cup on Thursday 15 October, (the day before the Awards announcement). This has been capably managed by Rachael Hind at Radford College, who has re-imagined it as an online event. Good luck to the 23 teams who have entered and we hope that they have enjoyed reading the 5 chosen books.
There was great excitement at Macgregor Primary recently because they were the winners of a free Street Library donated by the National Board in partnership with Street Library. The school held a design competition and chose 4 works to be used to decorate the Library. They used real paint and the winners and school leaders helped with the decoration. The school’s services officer varnished it and bolted it to a post. It was his last job before he retired, so it was a significant event for him. It was filled with books as the students left for the holidays. Thank you to Norma John who co-ordinated this.
Happy reading everyone,
CBCA ACT Branch President