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Annual general meeting

Australian African Network will be holding our AGM on Sunday 15 November.  All members of AAN are invited to join us.

Time: 10:00am – 10:30am

The meeting will be followed by an ordinary committee meeting which you are welcome to attend, and then we’ll have a coffee together.

Date:  15/11/09

Venue: Gloria Jeans Coffee Shop at Auburn Central (it’s at the entrance on the plaza).   If you can’t find us phone 0424 853 717 or 0417 777 131

(Download our membership form now and send it in, or you can join on the day).

If you’re a member but you can’t come, you can still vote. Download a proxy form.

Email for more info.

Annual General Meeting

Australian African Network is holding its first Annual General Meeting ever:

11.30 – 12.30, Sunday December 14

Location: Please note that the venue has changed and the meeting is now at Campsie. Call 0424 853 717 for the address if you are intending to come.

If you are a member of AAN you get to vote for a new AAN Committee and office bearers. If you are not a member, it’s not too late to join – you can do so right up to the day of the meeting, and go in the draw to win one of two fabulous Putumayo African music compilation CDs.

Nominating a committee member or office bearer
AAN has up to eleven committee members, made up of seven ordinary members and four office bearers: two Co-Convenors (one African, one non-African heritage), one secretary and one Treasurer.

If you wish to nominate someone for the AAN committee or as an office bearer you must be a member of AAN. You will need to make your nomination in writing no later than 7th December 2008. Your nomination must be seconded by another AAN member and you must have the written agreement of the person you are nominating. Email nominations are acceptable. Email to or post to PO Box 411 Dulwich Hill NSW 2203.

Meeting Agenda
The business for the meeting will be:

1. Approval of new membership applications
2. Annual report by Co-Convenor/s
3. Treasurer’s report
4. Vote on special resolution (see below)
5. Vote on new committee and office bearers if required or validation of new committee and office bearers if there is no competition for places. (members are automatically appointed unless there are too many nominations).
6. Draw of Putumayo CD winners

Afterwards we will go to lunch somewhere local – all welcome.

Download AGM info (includes date and venue, membership form, proxy form, and special resolution info.

The rules
The AAN rules describe the procedures for nomination of the committee and the general meeting. If you’d like to know more, download the rules.

For more info email

Join AAN and win great prizes!

Become a member of Australian African Network before October 25th 2008 and go into the draw to win a fantastic CD from Putumayo World Music.

Extended! The prizewinners will now be drawn at the AAN Annual General Meeting on December 7th.

You could win African Party, featuring artists such as Sekouba Bambino (Guinea), Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe) and Mapumba (Congo); or African Dreamland for Kids, featuring artists such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo  (South Africa) and Toumani Diabate (Mali).

The prize winners will be drawn at our next picnic on Saturday October 25th. (Picnic details to be announced soon).

AAN membership costs only $5 per year plus $10 joining fee. As a member, you can:

  • Vote at our Annual General Meetings
  • Nominate to join the Management Committee
  • Be actively involved in AAN projects and events

Most importantly, by joining you are supporting AAN to grow and become a viable organisation which can more effectively address issues concerning mixed African/non-African couples and families.

Please fill out the membership form and post it with your cheque to:
PO Box 411 Dulwich Hill NSW 2203

Or email it to and make a direct deposit into our account (details on the form)