Reconciliation Victoria 2016 AGM and Annual Statewide Forum

Reconciliation Victoria's AGM and Statewide Forum was held Saturday 12th November at the Korin Gamadji Institute.

At this year's AGM we farewelled John Smith, who stood down from Council after a six year stint, in which he made a highly valued contribution, in particular in the development of the Maggolee website. We also welcome Deb Chapman who joined the Council at the AGM, after having been involved in a local group and with RecVic for some time. 

At the Council meeting held immediately after the AGM, Keith Gove stood down as Co Chair - after 10 years at the helm - and Council member Michelle Isles was appointed as the new Co Chair, alongside Belinda Duarte who continues in the role.

We thank and acknowledge Keith, who continues on Council and has played a key role in steering the organisation through some difficult times into the strong position it is in today. 

The AGM was followed by a panel discussion: "Young Aboriginal Perspectives on Reconciliation", with two inspiring guest speakers: the 2016 Miss NAIDOC, Merinda Dryden, and Indi Clark from the Koorie Youth Council. Young Aboriginal musician, artist and educator Brent Watkins, from Culture Evolves, provided the entertainment with some wonderful didge playing.

This was followed by a Q&A and lively small group discussion: 'From Talk to Action: So what does this mean for me and my role in Reconciliation?'

Approximately eighty people attended the event, and we were very encouraged that there were so many new faces in the audience.

An edited video of the panel discussion and Q&A will be soon available on this webpage.

Download the AGM & Forum Report

Download our 2016 Annual Report

Download the DRAFT 2016 AGM minutes

Download our Emerging Strategic Directions document