Research Project completed
The Research Project which we outlined in April this year (below) has been completed and published. Workshops will be held early next year. Already the research has had an impact and the committee have begun to implement changes that have been recommended. Changes and developments will be a feature of the opportunities opening up for the Eisteddfod as it moves further into the 21st century remaining sustainable and relevant.
Annual General Meeting
The City of Hamilton Eisteddfod Inc. held their AGM in November. David Gagliardi, manager of the PAC was the guest chairman for the election of office bearers then spoke to the committee of his vision for the PAC.
Committee farewells Jo Howell
Our Treasurer for the last five years, Jo Howell, retired from the committee and is pictured being farewelled by the committee (below). She was thanked for her considerable improvements and input into the business operations of the Eisteddfod over the last five years.
Ashlyn Hiscock has been contracted to carry out a research project that would enable the Hamilton Eisteddfod to future proof the event. The project was funded by a Federal Volunteers Grant and a private donation.
The Hamilton Eisteddfod is the proud recipient of an Australian Government Group Volunteers Award. Denise Fenwick, Marie Robinson, Jane Van Herpen and Jo Howell attended the award ceremony in Maryborough.
The City of Hamilton Eisteddfod Inc. Committee is proud to announce that they are the recipients of funding under the Federal Govt. Volunteer Grants scheme 2015.
This is an exciting opportunity for the committee to carry out important research that will enable the Hamilton Eisteddfod to be sustainable into the future. The Hamilton Eisteddfod has a proud tradition and next year we celebrate our 55th Eisteddfod. We are looking forward to building our volunteer base and growing the organisation to achieve a bright future for this highly acclaimed annual event.
Hamilton Eisteddfod Inc is a member of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies Australia (AESA), and was proud to host the Association's bi-annual conference in March 2016.
Approximately 30 delegates from around Australia attended the event in Hamilton to share knowledge, ideas and experiences, starting with a Friday-night reception, and continuing with activities through Saturday and Sunday. Everyone agreed that it was a very successful conference.