On behalf of the National Council of the ANARE Club Incorporated, nominations are invited from currently financial members of the ANARE Club for election to the following positions on the Council for 2024-25:

    • President,
    • Vice President,
    • Secretary,
    • Treasurer,
    • Ordinary Councillor (up to nine to be elected).

Nominations are open from Monday 3 June to COB Sunday 30 June 2024 (Note: Nomination Forms are available below).

If required, elections/voting will be conducted from Monday 8 July and close Sunday 4 August 2024, by paper and electronic voting, by means to be advised.  During the week Monday 5 to Friday 9 August the election results will be processed by the Returning Officers.  Results of the elections will be announced via the website and social media on Saturday 10 August 2024 and the new National Council will take office at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 17 August.

The term of the next National Council will be from August 2024 to August 2025, generally comprising meetings in October 2024 / February 2025/ May 2025 / August 2025 plus the Annual General Meeting in August 2025.  Attendance of these meetings will commonly require virtual attendance via Zoom or interstate travel for some councillors, but travel expense assistance is provided.

Nominations must be made using the form downloaded from the Club website (see below).  The Nominee, Nominator and Seconder must all be current financial members of the ANARE Club for 2024-25.  A member may nominate themselves, but must have a Seconder who is also a current financial member.  The Nominee, Nominator and Seconder must all sign the Nomination Form, including in cases where the nominator and the nominee are the same person.

Candidates are asked to provide a statement of up to 200 words identifying themselves and supporting their nomination to Council.  The statement may be typed on the form (preferably) or hand-written. The candidate may also, if so desired, provide a head and shoulders picture. If an election is required, candidates’ statements will be published in the secure part of the website (requiring a log-in) and via an email to members as part of the election process.

Completed nomination forms must reach the Secretary by Close of Business at midnight on 30 June 2024. Allowances of a couple of days for post will be made.

They may be submitted by:

  • email to (Preferred)
  • or to the Club mail box at PO Box 2534 Melbourne Victoria 3001.

Melanie Van Twest,
ANARE Club Secretary
2023-2024 ANARE Club National Council.
26 May 2024

Our Committee

We have a National Council overseeing the workings of the Club as well as representation in each State. National Council meets quarterly often in different States and holds an AGM around August where office bearers are elected for the following year.

ANARE Club office bearers for 2023-2024:

 – David Dodd
Immediate Past President
 – George Friend
Vice President
 – Trevor Cowell
 – Melanie Van Twest
– Chris Eavis
Membership Officer
 – Chris Eavis
Sales Officer
 – Brian Harvey
Information Technology
 – Kevin Shepherd
Aurora Editor
 – Dale Jacobsen
Club Historian
 – Ian Toohill
Councillors (not included above, alphabetically by family name)
Denise Allen,
Barend (Barry) Becker,
David Ellyard,
Ron Hann,
Jenna Kelley,
Trevor Luff,
Duncan MacKenzie

Meet our current National Council Past National Council Office Bearers Past National Council Members