Branches and Chapters

Elected November/December 2023.

Australian Capital Territory Branch
Contact Katharine Finlayson
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Branch Committee
President Katharine Finlayson
Vice President Adrienne Cullity
Secretary Jaki Fraser
Treasurer Jarrod Schindler
Committee Members

Kylie Van Dijik
Margaret Thomas
Dan Ruthven
Lenore Osland

New South Wales Branch
Contact Catriona Turnbull
Postal PO Box 603 Five Dock NSW 2046
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President Catriona Turnbull
Vice President Naomi Cooper
Secretary Simone Butler
Treasurer/Public Officer Rose Bloom
Committee Members

Julie Logan
Jacqui Fane
Jay House
Jackie O’Connor
Kathryn McGreal 
Simon Rangius
Kathy Powell
Katie Sinclair

Course Co-ordinators
AKC Early Childhood
AKC Coordinator
Julie Logan
Catriona Turnbull
Newsletter Content Editors Jay House
do-re-mi Coordinator Julie Logan


Queensland Branch
Contact Margie Francis
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Branch Committee
President Alisen McLeod
Vice President Deb Brydon
Secretary Melissa Black
Treasurer Susie Fredline 
Committee Members

Heather Francis
Simone Fry
Kathy Rappel
Cathy Cheel
Debbie O’Shea

Mackay Chapter (QLD)
President Patricia Casey
Vice President Patti Courtice
Secretary Jodie Hunt
Treasurer Judith Power
Choral Festival Committee Members

Megan Beckinsale
Patricia Casey
Patti Courtice (Convener)
Jeany Elliott
Susie Fredline
Jodie Hunt
Therese Madam
Judith Power
Emily Walker

Sing Out Committee Members Megan Beckinsale (Financial Officer)
Susie Fredline
Jodie Hunt (Convener)
Linda Miller
Emily Walker
Townsville Chapter (QLD)
President Carmel Todd
Vice President Adriana Di Bella
Secretary Fiona Burnett
Treasurer Scott Williamson
Committee Members

Katrina Doyle
Melissa Castorina
Bec Bigalla
Tess Nichols
Susan Laing

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South Australian Branch
Contact Gaby Freer

6 Baroota Ave, Rostrevor SA 5073

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Branch Committee
President Gaby Freer
Vice Presidents
Suri Umapathysivam
Treasurer Sera Gagliardi
Secretary Rita Carey
Newsletter Editor Alexandra Dalman
Committee Members

Penny Hewson
Stephanie Eaton
Neal Holmes (IT)
Marg Lange OAM
Caroline Jacobs
Michaela Eaton (Student Representative)
Anna Davidson (regional North)
Jazmin Thompson (regional NT)
Alexandra Dalman
Saskia Koopman
Rebecca Overstreet
Kylie Millington
Patricia Heller
Sally Oxenberry
Lisa Woods
Sarah Whiteley

Victorian Branch
Contact Emily Dittman
Postal  PO Box 5353 Brandon Park VIC 3150
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Branch Committee
President Alex St Vincent Welsh
Vice President Ruth Friend
Secretary Prudence Patullo
Treasurer Rowena Tall
Committee Members                          
Ebony Birch-Hanger
Lesley Collins
Anna Foong
Ruth Friend
Eleanor Hardie
Melissa Karakaltsas
Juliana Kay
Mark O’Leary OAM
Renee Heron
Stefania Miller
Western Australian Branch
Contact Breeanna Kossen (Administrator)
Postal PO Box 4184 Harrisdale WA 6122
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Branch Committee
President Rebecca De Haan
Vice President Hilary Price-Keegan
Secretary Freya Petersen
Treasurer Mel Mason
Committee Members
Jason Boron
Veronica Aske
Elissa Fleming
Georgie Byrne
Kimberley Lloyd


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