2019 DWCA Office Bearers Revealed

The DWCA is pleased to announce the election results from its recent Annual General Meeting, held on Sunday 25 August at Club Burwood, Sydney.

Only one person had nominated for each position, so the following were all elected unopposed:

  • President – Jon Andersen
  • Vice President – Darran Jordan
  • Secretary – Roger Reynolds
  • Treasurer – Brad Harrison

The DWCA would like to thank Lauren Davis for her dedication and leadership as Club President for the last five years and wish her the very best for her future adventures. We also welcome Jon Andersen to his new role as Club President and wish him a long and successful tenure.

Thanks to all DWCA club members for their ongoing membership and support.

2019 DWCA office bearer nominations

The DWCA would like to thank those members who have nominated themselves for a position in the club committee, to be officially elected at our upcoming AGM on Sunday 25 August.

The Returning Officer has received the following nominations for Office Bearer positions:

  • President – Jon Andersen
  • Vice President – Darran Jordan
  • Secretary – Roger Reynolds
  • Treasurer – Brad Harrison

Each position received only one nomination, so the people listed above will be declared elected unopposed.

For more information on the AGM, please visit our event page here.

The DWCA is also still seeking applications for the position of Merchandise Manager, which will be vacated in the coming months.

As this is a non-office-bearing role, there is no formal nomination or voting procedure – rather, the suitability of each applicant will be assessed by the standing committee. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to shadow the incumbent Merchandise Manager before assuming full duties.

For more information on the role, click here. To apply, email enquiries@doctorwhoaustralia.org

 

Data Extract #243 out now

Issue #243 of Data Extract, the official magazine of the Doctor Who Club of Australia, is now in the mail for all DWCA members.

This issue, we go back to the ’70s (or is it the ’80s?) to discuss all things UNIT, including an interview with Sergeant Benton himself, John Levene and an examination of THAT dating controversy. We’re also celebrating everyone’s favourite robot dog in an interview with K9 co-creator Bob Baker, while writer Jon Blum presents his argument for why the 2009-2010 K9 spin-off series deserves a second chance. Plus, it’s the beginning of the end for the Eleventh Doctor and Eleanor saga…

The new issue is available exclusively to DWCA members, so click here to sign up today. Select back issues of the magazine can also be purchased from the DWCA Shop.

Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting of the DWCA

DATE: Sunday 25 August 2019
TIME: 4pm
VENUE: 2nd Floor Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW
AGENDA: President’s Report; Treasurer’s Report; and Election of Office Bearers.

Any candidate standing for election as an Office Bearer (President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer) must be a current DWCA member who has held membership for a minimum period of five years, including at least one year immediately prior to the election. Additionally, they should be able to attend regular committee meetings held in Sydney and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the club.

To nominate for an Office Bearer position, download the form below and fill in the following information:

  • the name of the nominee;
  • the address of the nominee;
  • the Club member number of the nominee;
  • a statement that the member wishes to nominate for a specific Office Bearer position (a person can only nominate for one position in any election);
  • the signature of the nominee;
  • the date of the nomination; and
  • the signature and the Club member numbers of two members endorsing the nomination.

The form must be submitted to the following address by 26 July:

The Returning Officer DWCA
PO Box 870
Epping
NSW 1710

Eligible nominees will be notified by the Returning Officer once nominations are closed and invited to submit a statement to be provided to members in support of their nomination.

Nomination Form
Election of Office Bearers – Rules & Procedures (attached to the DWCA constitution as a special resolution)

Visit the DWCA at Sydney Supanova 2019

The DWCA is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, being held at Sydney Showground from 21-23 June.

The DWCA booth will feature a range of merchandise from across the Whoniverse, with DVDs and original audio dramas starring all your favourite characters – including limited edition Blu-ray boxsets featuring select full seasons of the classic era. This is in addition to a huge range of graphic novels, sonic screwdrivers, action figures, Pop! Vinyls, mugs and other collectables.

If you’re more interested in the activities of the club itself, you can sign up or renew your membership at the booth, as well as peruse back issues of the club magazine, Data Extract – and as a Supanova special, all membership purchases will include a bonus talking plush clip-on absolutely free (while stocks last). We’re also on the lookout for fresh faces to join the DWCA committee – including a new merchandise manager – so if you think you’ve got what it takes to help run the club, let us know!

The DWCA booth will be located with other general exhibitors in The Dome, with trade beginning on Friday 21 June at 1pm. Check us out at Booth #1202, circled on the map below.

DWCA Book Club August – Operation Volcano

2019 marks 30 years since the end of the classic series of Doctor Who, and the DWCA Book Club is recognising this significant anniversary by reading the first Seventh Doctor graphic novel from Titan Comics – Operation Volcano.

Written by Seventh Doctor veterans Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch, the story sees the Doctor and his companion Ace reunited with Rachel, Allison and Group Captain Gilmore of the Counter-Measures team, last seen on screen in 1988’s Remembrance of the Daleks.

The Doctor, Ace and the Counter-Measures team are holed up on the remote plains of the Australian desert. But what is the true agenda of the traitor in Gilmore’s ranks? What sacrifices will Ace have to make for the sake of the future? And what connects the events of 1967 with an unidentified spacecraft orbiting the Earth in 2029…?

Operation Volcano is available now from DWCA Shop, along with a range of other graphic novels from Titan, and will be discussed at the DWCA Book Club meeting on Friday 2 August. You can also comment on our Facebook page if you can’t make the event.

SEND US YOUR REVIEWS AND WIN A PRIZE!

Do you consider yourself something of an armchair critic? Send us a written review of the current Book Club text, and your words just may end up published in our club fanzine, Data Extract. What’s more, you will go into the running to win a $5 voucher to spend at the DWCA Shop!

Reviews should be sent to fsq@doctorwhoaustralia.org.

Wanted – DWCA Merchandise Manager

Are you passionate about Doctor Who merchandise? Do you enjoy interacting with fellow Doctor Who fans? Do you enjoy working in a team?

The Doctor Who Club of Australia is currently seeking applications for the non-office-bearing position of Merchandise Manager on the DWCA committee, which will be vacated in the coming months.

As with all roles on the committee, this is a non-remunerated position with a not-for-profit fan club, though membership of the club is free for the duration the position is held.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Correspondence with suppliers and customers
  • Housing and transport of merchandise and related equipment
  • Customer service at club and third-party events
  • Packing and posting of merchandise to mail order/online customers
  • Upkeep of inventory and online shop
  • Float maintenance for shop cashbox
  • Promoting new merchandise via magazine columns, mail order forms and slideshow presentations
  • Contribution to monthly committee meetings and email discussions

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to shadow the incumbent Merchandise Manager for a fixed period, before assuming full duties.

Applications are open to anyone who has demonstrated experience with, and commitment to, a fan club or similar organisation. Applicants should be based in the Sydney area, with access to a garage or other storage space and their own vehicle. A background in retail/customer service will be highly regarded but is not essential.

For more information and to apply, send an email to enquiries@doctorwhoaustralia.org letting us know your relevant skills and experience, your availability and your location. Applications will be assessed on a ‘first in, best dressed’ basis, so don’t be shy to get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

DWCA Book Club June – The Eye of the Tyger

The DWCA Book Club is taking a trip back in time… to 2003. Russell T Davies’ revived series had only recently been announced, though of course the first episode would not air until March 2005. And so the “current” Doctor remained the Eighth, whose adventures at this point had been mainly confined to books – books such as The Eye of the Tyger from Telos Publishing.

Inhabiting a colony spaceship in the 32nd century are members of a religious cult that left Earth to find a world of their own. Their leader, Seraph, has downloaded his mind into the ship’s computers, but now he has gone silent, enticed and serenaded by a siren song coming from inside a black hole. Trapped in orbit around the void, Seraph’s followers are confused by his silence, and when the Doctor arrives with his friend Fyne seeking a cure to a raging Tyger-fever which has infected his companion, he finds a world on the brink of chaos.

The Eye of the Tyger has been out of print for several years but is currently stocked in very limited quantities at the DWCA Shop, with the deluxe edition of the text now at the special price of $30 (other deluxe Telos novellas also available at the standard price of $60). Signed by author Paul McAuley, illustrator Jim Burns and foreward writer Neil Gaiman (!), it’s a true collector’s item.

The Eye of the Tyger will be discussed at the DWCA Book Club meeting on Friday 7 June. You can also comment on our Facebook page if you can’t make the event.

SEND US YOUR REVIEWS AND WIN A PRIZE!

Do you consider yourself something of an armchair critic? Send us a written review of the current Book Club text, and your words just may end up published in our club fanzine, Data Extract. What’s more, you will go into the running to win a $5 voucher to spend at the DWCA Shop!

Reviews should be sent to fsq@doctorwhoaustralia.org.

Data Extract magazine wants you!

Ever wanted to contribute to Australia’s premiere Doctor Who fanzine, Data Extract, but didn’t have anything to write about? No problem – we just want you to write about yourself!

Regular feature Adric’s Gold Star is our way of showcasing the incredible club members who form the Doctor Who Club of Australia. So if you’re in the club, why not introduce yourself to the rest of the gang!

If you’re interested, please write to publications@doctorwhoaustralia.org for more details.

Data Extract #242 out now!

Issue #242 of Data Extract, the official magazine of the Doctor Who Club of Australia, is now in the mail for all DWCA members!

She took on the Ice Warriors, ran the T-Mat system and gave Fewsham a roasting all without breaking a sweat! We find out just how Louise Pajo brought Gia Kelly to life in the Doctor Who classic Seeds of Death in our exclusive interview. Also, find out just how Mark Worgan went about recreating the 1972 Doctor Who annual that never was (with a little help from Katy Manning, Richard Franklin and John Levene). Plus the Eleventh Doctor and Eleanor face the House of Blood and a time travelling Shakespeare investigates the murder of Caesar, not to mention reviews and discussion on Jodie Whittaker’s debut season.

The new issue is available exclusively to DWCA members, so click here to sign up today. Select back issues of the magazine can also be purchased from the DWCA Shop.