Annual General Meeting of Convict Women's Press Inc - 3rd August 2020
The Annual General Meeting of the Convict Women's Press will be held online as a Zoom meeting on Monday 3 August 2020 at 5.15pm and is expected to last around 30-40 minutes. If you would like to attend, please register your interest with the Public Officer, Ros Escott, at email@example.com. An agenda and the secure log-in details for the Zoom meeting will be sent to you 3 days before the meeting, on Friday 31 July.
The nature of the business of the AGM will be to receive reports and to elect the officers and committee for the coming year. There is no special business this year.
Nominations are called for the committee, which consists of:
Committee members are expected to be active in the association and to take on a responsibility or role. They should reasonably expect to be able to attend all meetings, which are held on the first Monday of each second month (except January), 5.30pm to 6.30pm, on Zoom or at a venue to be advised in the Hobart area.
A Committee Nomination Form is available for download here.
Thank you for your support and interest in the valuable resources and services we provide as a voluntary organisation.
The Convict Women's Press Inc. is a Tasmanian-based not-for-profit publishing company formed in 2010. It publishes books about female convicts transported to colonial Australia.
Convict Women's Press Inc.
PO Box 550
South Hobart TAS 7004
Committee of Management:
Current members of the Committee of Management are:
- President: Alison Alexander
- Vice President: Colette McAlpine
- Secretary:Marie di Benedetto
- Treasurer: Ros Escott
- Website & IT Manager: Elaine Crawford
- Book Distribution Manager: Leonie Mickleborough
- Public Officer: Ros Escott
The CWP Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting, held annually in August.
Any member of the Convict Women’s Press may be nominated for election as an officer of the Association, or as an ordinary committee member. A nomination of a candidate for election as an officer of the Association, or as an ordinary committee member, is to be – (a)made in writing, signed by 2 members of CWP and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the nomination); and (b)delivered to the public officer at least 10 days before the day on which the annual general meeting is to be held. Committee Nomination Form 2020 (pdf).
The officers of the Association are as follows: (a) President; (b) Vice-president; (c) Treasurer; (d) Secretary. Five other committee members are to be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
Clauses 23-28 of the CWP Rules of Incorporation 2018 explain the full procedures for committee nomination and selection.
CWP is working in the professional area of publishing, and committee members are expected to have a professional attitude to their role. They are required to be active in a responsibility or role, and to attend all committee meetings, unless for an exceptional reason. Meetings are held 5.30pm to 6.30pm on the first Monday of alternate months, or more often as required, at the Female Factory Historic Site, 16 Degraves Street, South Hobart.
Membership information is available in the Rules of Incorportation 2018.
Convict Women's Press Rules of Incorporation 2018 as adopted 6th August 2018, at the Convict Women's Press Inc Annual General Meeting and registered 11th September 2018 by Department of Justice (Tasmania) - Office of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading.
ABN: 73 810 048 995
Convict Women's Press is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
Advancing education (01/07/2017)
Advancing culture (01/07/2017)
Publications to date:
Edited by Alison Alexander and Alice Meredith Hodgson. Published by Convict Women's Press April 2018.
Edited by Alison Alexander.
1st edition (paperback with colour plates) published by Convict Women's Press in October 2016.
Edited by Lucy Frost and Colette McAlpine
1st edition (paperback) published by Convict Women's Press in October 2015.
Convict Lives at the George Town Female Factory, edited by Alison Alexander
1st edition (paperback) published by Convict Women's Press in August 2014
1st edition (eBook) published by Convict Women's Press in November 2014
Convict Lives at the Launceston Female Factory, edited by Lucy Frost and Meredith Hodgson
1st edition (paperback) published by Convict Women's Press in February 2013
1st edition (eBook) published by Convict Women's Press in February 2013
Convict Lives at the Ross Female Factory, edited by Lucy Frost
1st edition (paperback) published by Convict Women's Press in 2011
1st edition (eBook) published by Convict Women's Press in 2012
1st edition (paperback) published by Research Tasmania in 2009
2nd edition (paperback) published by Convict Women's Press in 2012
2nd edition (eBook) published by Convict Women's Press in 2012