CBCA ACT Branch eNews 2020 Issue 2
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CBCA ACT Branch eNews:
2020 Issue 2
11 September 2020

Welcome to issue 2 of the CBCA ACT Branch eNewsletter for 2020. 

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President’s Report September 2020

Hello everyone,

We had a very successful AGM and have to farewell Jennifer Ferdinand from the Committee as she heads off to London for her husband’s posting. We wish her and her family a fabulous stint there. Heather Wilkinson has taken over the role of Enews and we are pleased to get this out so soon after the AGM.
By now some of you will have received your gratis 2020 Merchandise of book marks and Book Week Shortlist Poster as part of your 2020 membership. We hope it helps you get ready for our October Book Week. There will be an online National Book Week Awards announcement. The National Library has contacted me to say that we are unable to use their Theatre this year, so I think we will celebrate with the online version.
Our inaugural Reader’s Cup is going ahead, at this stage possibly in an online format (as so many other things are these days).

Happy reading everyone,

Julie Long 
CBCA ACT Branch President

Book Week 2020

Please use #inthewild as well as the #cbca2020 and #cbcabookweek2020 hashtags on social media to promote your Book Week activities. Also photos of people wearing/using the Book Week merchandise, including the Curious minds logo t-shirts available on Red Bubble.
Would you like to be a CBCA Judge 2022-2023?
Applications for judging for the 2022-2023 Book of the Year Awards are now open and will close on Friday October 30. 
Go to the 'Judging' page of the CBCA national website: where you will find all the relevant information for the judging process and the application forms. 
Applicants should keep their CV and response to the selection criteria under 1500 words. The application should include the names and contact details of two referees, a photocopy of a current Working with Children Clearance or similar certificate/card and a signed Cover Page and Conflict of Interest Declaration.
Send applications to
The latest newsletter from ACLF can be found here.  
Jan Ormerod Silent Auction

Please note:  This auction is open to all bidders regardless of their location but collection/delivery would be totally at your expense.
The topic for September is Up.  Julie sent out Judy's newsletter at the beginning of the month.  If you would like to subscribe to Judy's newlsetter, go to

New CBCA Instagram Account

The Communications Subcommittee recently launched a new CBCA National Instagram account @cbcaustralia (@cbca was unavailable). This, along with our Facebook and Twitter accounts, will be used to communicate our key announcements and to share interesting and relevant content with our members and followers. Just a reminder to use the hashtag #CBCA2019 when promoting any events.

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