AGM Saturday 21 September

AGM – Free Entry

The Gold Coast Writers’ Association holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in September of each year.
The Gold Coast Writers’ Association is a not-for-profit group. The GCWA Committee are all voluntary members. Therefore, it is important that the committee is refreshed – every year – if possible.


Meeting Timetable

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. – Doors open; registration; GCWA member news and notices; and an announcement of nominees for the GCWA Committee 2019/2020
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Guest presenter: QWC CEO – Lori-Jay Ellis
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Afternoon Tea and Networking
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – GCWA Annual General Meeting


Lori-Jay Ellis – Guest Presenter

Lori-Jay will chat about the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC), their vision for upcoming events and opportunities.  QWC is a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports, celebrates and showcases Queensland writers and writing in all its forms. They work with members and partners to promote a vibrant and diverse writing community across Queensland.  

Lori Kay

Chief Executive Officer

Queensland born and raised, Lori-Jay embodies creativity and innovation; she brings an enthusiasm and thirst for new ideas as well as a firm belief in nurturing creative talent, and proven leadership success in both the arts and business sectors. 

Early on she produced and directed funded short films, and as part of her mid-life crisis she is a self-published speculative writer. She brings to the role a personal passion for the written word and a genuine love for all things indie.

From winning first prize at the Bundaberg Art Show at age ten, Lori-Jay says she is empowered by the creative process and its vital role in leading with vision to enable sustainable organisational models. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) from Brisbane’s QUT and has been CEO of a community arts studio in Sydney as well as managing a New York art gallery.


GCWA AGM Nominations

In 2019, the following positions are available: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Online Media Manager, Providore (catering coordinator).

If you wish to nominate for any of these positions on the committee, please be aware that all nominations must be received on the official GCWA AGM form –  HERE. An overview of all of the Committee Roles and Responsibilities are provided on this form – HERE. If you have any queries please email the GCWA Secretary gcwa.executivesecretary@gmail.com.

If you haven’t joined a voluntary committee before, or one that is as active as GCWA, this is a great opportunity to participate as a general committee member and learn a few skills that could help you in the future.

If you are a keen writer or have skills and experience in writing, editing or organising, you too can join us as a general commitee member and help as the need arises. We are all volunteers, so the more, the merrier!

Please see our GCWA – Member Rights and Responsibilities information.

GCWA Constitution document.

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