National Council of Women Victoria

Annual General Meeting

Notice is given that the 117th Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held by ZOOM on: Thursday, 3 December 2020 at 12.15 pm.

To view more information and to access the forms, click on the following links:

>> 2020 Notice of Annual General Meeting

>> Guide to the AGM by ZOOM

>> Committee Nomination Form

>> Proxy Form

>> Execuitve Bio Form

>> 2019-2020 NCWvic Annual Report

 

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Australia Day Honours 2020

Elisabeth Margaret Newman has been made an honorary Member of the Order of Australia - in the General Division (AM), for significant service to women at the national and international level.

Elisabeth has been a member for over 40 years, she became a Committee member in 1981, then Vice President, Public Officer and Individual Member Representative. When Vice President in May 2017, she became Interim President and at the AGM was elected President. As Health Adviser she informed and educated members on PAP smears, Breast Screen Victoria, Why Women’s Health and more. She was NCWA National Health Adviser 1994-2000.

Elisabeth has regularly attended ICW-CIF General assemblies, becoming a Life Member in 1997. She served on ICW-CIF Board as Board Member and Vice President, and as Joint Coordinator Standing Committees. On retiring she was co-opted back onto the ICW-CIF Board.

Dr Judith Beryl Smart, Member of the Order of Australia - in the General Division (AM), for significant service to education, to social research and to women.

Dr Desiree Swei-Lien Yap, Member of the Order of Australia - in the General Division (AM), for significant service to women’s health and to medicine.

Membership

Membership means you can

  • Meet others interested having a voice in women’s issues at local, state, federal and international levels

  • Build your leadership and community advancement skills by participating in the running of our incorporated association

  • Participate in the voting process at the Annual General Meeting

  • Share your knowledge, skills & experience as a volunteer, speaker or mentor

  • Enjoy member benefits, including newsletters, reports and special event rates  

  • Contribute financially to support our Civics and Citizenship program including the annual My Vote My Voice student event at the Parliament of Victoria

Download 2020-2021 Individual and Organisational Membership Application Forms here

Download 2020-2021 Individual and Organisational Membership Renewal Forms here

 

Mission Statement

National Council of Women of Victoria, NCWV, is a non-party-political, non-sectarian, not-for-profit, umbrella organisation with broadly humanitarian and educational objectives. It seeks to raise the awareness of women as to their rights and responsibilities as citizens and encourages their participation in all aspects of community life.

Goals

Work for the empowerment of women and families and to promote equal status for women in law and fact.
Develop policies and responses on behalf of women on a state-wide basis.
Act as a voice on issues and concerns of women at state and regional levels.
Link with the women of Australia and the International Council of Women through the National Council of Women of Australia and contribute to the implementation of their plans of action and policies.

Theme

NCWV has adopted the International Council of Women (ICW-CIF) Theme:“Transforming Society through the Empowerment of Women”

Who’s under our Umbrella?

National Council of Women of Victoria membership comprises organisations (affiliates), eligible organizations of women or men and women, and individual members approved by the Council.

>> List of organisations (affiliates)

NCWV Office Bearers and Committee 2019-2020

NCWV AGM was held on 5th September with the following people elected to Committee

President

Elisabeth Newman

Vice President A

Freda Kaufman

Vice President B

Ronniet Milliken

Hon. Secretary / Public Officer

Pam Hammond

Treasurer

Hean Bee Wee AM

State Coordinator of Standing Committees

May Hu JP OAM

Ordinary Members of Executive (5 places)

Elida Brereton
June Anderson

Individual Members Group Convenor

Beverley Kannegiesser

Regional Branch Representative

Marita Fitzpatrick, Geelong Branch President

Back row: May, Freda, Ronniet, Elida, June, Beverley, Marita; Front row: Hean Bee, Elisabeth, Pam

Also at the AGM, Elisabeth Newman was made an Honorary Life Member of NCWV, nominated by Janet Galley OAM and endorsed by the Committee. She has been a member for over 40 years, then joined the Executive/Committee in 1981 holding positions of Vice President, Public Officer and Individual Member Representative. During her term as Vice President in 2017, she took the role of Interim President from May to the AGM in September when she was elected as President.

To quote Janet, “her dedication to Health and Well Being Standing Committees has been outstanding”. She undertook to support, inform, educate and encourage members to understand PAP smears, Breast Screen Victoria, and Why Women’s Health, attending meetings and reporting to Council. She was NCWA Health Convener and Adviser 1994-2000. “There is no doubt that Elisabeth Margaret Newman would be a well-deserved appointee as an Honorary Life Member of NCWV.”