President's Report May 2016

Friday’s announcement of the 2016 Short List caused me to look back to our “And the Winner Is!” event that was held at St. Mary’s College earlier this year.  After each of our presenters had completed their talk the audience had the opportunity to nominate their choice of winner in each of the 4 categories spoken about.  This weekend, as I took the opportunity to review the entries I was delighted to notice that 9 people had nominated a short listed book in 3 different categories – this, I think, is a reflection of the high quality of work done by each of our presenters.  I wonder who will win the competition when the winners are announced.

In April I had the privilege of attending The CBCA AGM in Melbourne as a delegate representing our state.  It was a pleasure to meet with both the CBCA Board and the Branch Presidents from each state. The Branch Presidents held a meeting on Sunday morning, after the AGM, to share their ideas about engaging with their community and discuss issues that we all face.

As we lead up to Book Week our committee is finalising plans for our annual “Picture This – Art Ideas for Book Week.”  This well attended event will be held at Unley Library Community Hall, off Oxford St. Unley on Friday 24th June.  Make sure you book your place through the Try Booking link by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a place for yourself and then pay on the night.

Karen Mutton

President CBCA (SA)

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