2015-2016 Committee

Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM yesterday! The turnout was just amazing, and it was excellent to hear feedback and ideas from so many different paths and traditions within our community. 🙂

Minutes of the AGM and of the committee meeting that followed it will be available soon, but we thought we’d share the changes to the committee resulting from the AGM.

Firstly, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing committee members, who were invaluable in the Collective’s first year. It was a pleasure working with you and learning so much about different paths within the Pagan community. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope to see you around the traps soon. Allison, Lisa, Bret, Brett, Hawthorn and Seline.

Congratulations to our new committee, who will be representing the PCV over the coming year:

General Committee Members – Sarah, Cosette, Ben, Shaz, Ang, Lucas, Cameron, River, Nickole, Fiona, Ceilidh, Dorian, Amanda, Mark J, Belinda and Buck.

President: Josie

Vice President: Mei

Secretary: Mark H

Treasurer: Ryan

Thank you again to everyone who attended! More AGM news coming soon. 🙂

Agenda for July 2015 Committee Meeting

(Note: This meeting will be held directly after the AGM)

Pagan Collective of Victoria

Meeting Agenda 18/7/2015





Meeting Location: Stuzzi Restaurant

Meeting Open:


President’s Report – Josie


Secretary’s Report – Mark


Treasurer’s Report – Ryan


Memberships – Josie


Dates for next year – Josie
Confirmed dates:

01/08/15 – Imbolc Ritual

12/09/15 – Country Vic committee meeting

12/12/15 – Dandenong Ranges committee meeting

15/08/15 – Ballarat PitP

21/11/15 – Ballarat PitP

To confirm:

4 x committee meeting dates for 2016
4 x Ballarat PitP for 2016

Hills meet dates – leave or change?

Tentative sabbat dates – we can save the dates and then later decide what we want to do (if anything)

CBD Meetup dates?



Imbolc Ritual 2015 – Josie/River/Nickole

Yule Dinner 2015 – Josie/Ryan/Mark/Mei


WWC Cards for Committee Members – Josie


Newsletter – Josie We need a new intro to tradition article for the Imbolc issue


Coffee Meet Ups – Ryan/Sarah


Members Survey – Mei/Mark/Ryan/Josie Discussion of results


Proposed Membership Fees for 2016 – Josie So far the collective has run as a free organisation, however running the organisation has costs and these have been getting covered by Josie and Ryan.
The proposed fees that the Collective move to will be:

– $15 Student/Concession

– $25 Normal

– $40 Family (3 – 4 adults all residing at the same address is a family for the purposes of membership fees.)


Insurance – Josie Quotes. Decide

Annual Ball 2016 – Sarah


PCV Crafts – Mark


The PCV at Mount Franklin – Josie/Ryan/Mei/Mark Kids’ maypole/membership drive

Pagan Expo 2016 – Seline


Midsummer BBQ – Ryan


Moon/Wheel Fundraising Idea – Ryan


Policy Writing – Ryan

Media Officer – Mei


PCV Friendly Businesses – Mei


Additional committee member – River


Meeting End: 2.51 PM

Agenda for Annual General Meeting 2015

Pagan Collective of Victoria

Annual General Meeting Agenda

July 18, 2015

1pm – Stuzzi Restaurant

Type of Meeting: Annual General Meeting

Meeting Facilitator: Josephine Harris

Invitees: All PCV members

  • Opening remarks/Welcome
  • Presentation of Annual Report (Chair/Secretary)
  • Apologies
  • Adoption of Annual Report
  • Presentation of Accounts (Treasurer)
  • Adoption of Accounts
  • Election of Management Committee/Office Bearers

Note: a committee meeting will immediately follow the AGM.

  • Closing remarks

Happy 1st Birthday, PCV!

The PCV turns 1 year old today!

In twelve short months, what started out as a few scribbles in a notebook and some far-fetched ideas has grown into a vibrant, active community full of inspiring people!
We wanted to take this opportunity to offer a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has volunteered their time and energy along the way. Many thanks to EVERYONE who attended meetings, meetups or Yule dinner, read our newsletter or offered words of encouragement.
Special thanks are also in order for our hardworking committee:
– To Sarah M, who worked (and still works!) tirelessly to run our Hills and CBD meetups. These have become so popular due to your friendly, welcoming manner and the great atmosphere of the Magpie Cafe.
– To Mark H and Mei T, who have been invaluable in their assistance with the Yule dinner, the membership survey and so much more! We couldn’t have done it without you. 🙂
– To River and Nickole, for sharing your knowledge, advice and ideas with us and for your kind offer to host our first public ritual.
– To Cosette, Bret, Lucas, Sigrid, Adrienne, Mel, Des, River, Mark, Mei, Viv, Vee and Sarah for your fantastic contributions to the Spokes newsletter.
– To Lucas and Kacey, for your generosity, assistance and support with the Yule dinner.
– To Vee and the Magpie Cafe, for opening your doors to us and making us feel so welcome!
– To Seline, for your advice and words of encouragement when we needed them most.
The Collective really is only as strong and as diverse as its members. Without your support, this would never have come as far as it has in such a short time. If Victoria’s Pagan Community can achieve such great things in just a year of putting our heads together, just think about what we’ll do in the years to come…

Josie and Ryan
PCV Founders

PCV Annual General Meeting 2015 – Proxy Voting Now Open

Dear members,

Nominations have now closed for the Annual General Meeting, which is set to take place at Stuzzi in Northcote at 1pm on the 18th of July. At the AGM, members will be asked to cast their vote on our new committee.

Members who are unable to attend the AGM are invited to send in their proxy vote before the event (see below). Several roles have gone uncontested and will not require a vote, however the role of Vice President requires a vote from members as there are three candidates.

The nominations for the 2015-2016 year are:

President: Josie (uncontested)

Secretary: Mark H (uncontested)

Treasurer: Ryan (uncontested)

Vice President: Mei Turnbull, Cameron Keech, Lucas Dell

General committee members (we can have as many general committee members as we like, this list just has to be approved by members at the AGM): Ben F-C, Sarah M, Cameron K, Mark L-J, Belinda L-J, Lucas D, Nickole H, Amanda N, Shazbeith, Dorian E, Cosette P, Fiona M

How to cast your proxy vote (for members who are unable to attend the AGM):

To cast your vote on the role of Vice President, please email your vote to pagancollectivevic@gmail.com no later than midnight on Thursday, the 16th of July, 2015. In this email, please include:

  • Your legal name
  • The name of the Vice President candidate (see above) you wish to vote for
  • Your proxy – the name of a person attending the meeting. If you don’t know anyone attending the meeting, you can designate the chairperson (president) to be your proxy.

Proxy voting closes at midnight on Thursday, the 16th of July 2015.