Friends

Save The Date

Save The Date

The AGM of the Friends of the Randell Cottage will be held at:

11:30 am
Tuesday 27 July
Alliance Francaise
Level 3
78 Victoria Street
Wellington

After the AGM the current writer in residence, Lynn Davidson, will talk
about her work.

Refreshments will be served.

Dame Fiona Kidman awarded Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction

Dame Fiona Kidman awarded Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction

Randell Cottage writers were strongly represented in the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards: three of our ‘family’ –Tina Makereti, Vincent O’Sullivan and Fiona Kidman – had novels included in the long list for the Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction. Weeks passed, the judges deliberated, three were whittled down to two, and on the night, it was Dame Fiona Kidman who took the crown. This Mortal Boy (Penguin Random House) is a re-examination of the life and execution of the young Irish migrant Paddy Black. Congratulations Fiona!

Fiona Kidman Ockhams 2019

Dame Fiona is pictured here with Harriet Allan of Penguin Random House (centre) and Margo McCool from the Acorn Foundation.

RCWT ‘family’ well represented in Ockham long list

RCWT ‘family’ well represented in Ockham long list

Oh! We don’t envy the judges of this year’s Ockham New Zealand Book Awards – but we are delighted to see three members of the Randell Cottage Writers Trust family included in the longlist for best novels. They are Trustee emerita Fiona Kidman for This Mortal Boy (Penguin Random House), Tina Makereti for The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke(Penguin Random House) and Vincent O’Sullivan for All This by Chance(Victoria University Press).

Notice of Annual General Meeting

You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Randell Cottage Writers’ Trust to be held on:

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 6.00 pm in the Gallery, Southern Cross, Abel Smith Street, Wellington.

Please RSVP to info@www.randellcottage.co.nz or call Robyn on 04 4764823 evenings by 15 November.

AGENDA:

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Quorum: 10 people
  4. Receive and approve the Minutes of the 25 October 2017, Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Randell Cottage Writers’ Trust
  5. Matters arising from the Minutes
  6. Receive and consider the Annual Report from the FRC Committee Chair
  7. Receive and consider the Annual Financial Statements from the Treasurer
  8. Receive and consider the following recommendation from the Committee of the annual subscriptions for the year (2018/19): that subscriptions for 2018/19 remain at $15.00 for seniors/students, $30.00 for individuals and families and $60.00 for businesses as set at the 2016 AGM.
  9. The election of the Officers of the Society:
    President: The Chair of the FRC Committee, Sian Robyns, has expressed her willingness to be nominated as President again
    Treasurer: Tracey Schuyt has expressed her willingness to be nominated as Treasurer
    Secretary: Robyn Skrzynska has expressed her willingness to be nominated as Secretary again
  10. The election of the three Ordinary Members of the Executive Committee:
    In accordance with the Rules:
    Tim Gruar and Leslie Brown have expressed willingness to be nominated as ordinary members of the Committee.
    There is room for the nomination of at least one ordinary member to the committee.
    Note: Any other nominations for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Committee, with details of seconders (if any) and evidence of the willingness of the nominee
    to serve should be emailed to the Secretary at info@www.randellcottage.co.nz in advance of the meeting.
  11. Any other business.

The business part of the meeting will be followed by a speaker. Details to come.

Light snacks will be served.

 

Please RSVP to info@www.randellcottage.co.nz or call Robyn on 04 4764823 evenings by 15 November.

Notice of AGM for Friends of the Randell Cottage Writers Trust

FRIENDS OF THE RANDELL COTTAGE WRITERS TRUST 

Notice of Annual General Meeting 

You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Randell Cottage Writers’ Trust to be held on:

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 6.00 pm,
140 Upland Road,
Kelburn, Wellington.

Please RSVP to info@www.randellcottage.co.nz or call Robyn on 4758 155 evenings by 19 October. 

AGENDA: 

1. Welcome

2. Apologies

3. Quorum: 10 people

4. Receive and approve the Minutes of the June 27, 2016, Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Randell Cottage Writers’ Trust:

5. Matters arising from the Minutes:

6. Receive and consider the Annual Report from the FRC Committee Chair:

7. Receive and consider the Annual Financial Statements from the Treasurer:

8. Receive and consider the following recommendation from the Committee of the annual subscriptions for the year (2018/19): that subscriptions for 2018/19 remain at $15.00 for seniors/students, $30.00 for individuals and families and $60.00 for businesses as set at the 2016 AGM.

9. The election of the Officers of the Society:

President: The Chair of the FRC Committee, Sian Robyns, has expressed her willingness to be nominated as President again.

Treasurer: Tracey Schuyt has expressed her willingness to be nominated as Treasurer. 

Secretary: Robyn Skrzynska has expressed her willingness to be nominated as Secretary again.

10. The election of the three Ordinary Members of the Executive Committee:

In accordance with the Rules:

Tim Gruar and Linda Burgess have expressed willingness to be nominated as members of the Committee.

There is room for the nomination of at least one ordinary member to the committee. 

Note: Any other nominations for President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Committee, with details of seconders (if any) and evidence of the willingness of the nominee to serve should be emailed to the Secretary at info@www.randellcottage.co.nz in advance of the meeting.

11. Any other business

The business part of the meeting will be followed by a speaker. Details to come.

Refreshments will be served.