PCV to Host 2019 Australian Wiccan Conference

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 35th annual Australian Wiccan Conference right here in Victoria!

This year’s conference will take place from the 13th to the 15th of September, 2019. Our theme is by magic of old, be it done.

Keep up to date with all our AWC announcements on the AWC 2019 Facebook Page.

See you there!

– Your PCV Committee

Annual General Meeting 2015

The AGM for the Pagan Collective of Victoria will be taking place on the 18th of July 2015, 1pm at Stuzzi Restaurant and Bar in Northcote.
Nominations are now open for President, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President (a new role). We are also seeking nominations for general committee members. To nominate yourself or someone else for any of these roles, please email your nomination to: pagancollectivevic@gmail.com. Before you send it, make sure your nominee is aware that they are being nominated, and that they agree to it! 🙂  Nominees should also make themselves familiar with the Model Rules of Association, and the PCV  Committee Roles 2015.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, JULY 3rd 2015.

All PCV members are eligible to nominate and be nominated before the meeting and are invited to attend the meeting to vote.

The first committee meeting with the new committee will take place straight after the AGM. It is requested that the current President, Treasurer and Secretary attend this meeting.

A Facebook event has been set up for this meeting over here.

We hope to see you there. Happy nominating!

Your PCV Committee

What’s on in Victoria? March 2015

The Victorian Pagan Scene seems to be getting busier each month! See our Calendar for more events coming up near you. 🙂

4th: Full Moon Circle at Seline’s Temple (Plenty)
For details visit the What’s Brewing Now? Facebook group.

5th: Date of Full Moon

7th: Pagans in the Pub Melbourne (Fairfield)
For details visit the Facebook event or call Philippe: 0402 437 086

7th: Earthsong Monthly Coffee Meetup (Northcote)
Topic: Stories of Initiation. For details visit the Facebook event.

7th: Wendy Rule Melbourne Concert (Northcote)
For details visit the Facebook event.

14th: Submissions close for Mabon issue of Spokes of the Wheel
Please send your articles/artwork to pagancollectivevic@gmail.com

15th: PCV Monthly Hills Pagan Coffee Meet (Upwey)
See the Facebook event for details.

21st: Mabon

21st: Melbourne Heathen Moot (Clifton Hill)
Asatru/Heathenism. See the Facebook page for details.

27th– 29th: Seven Sisters Festival (Mount Martha)
See the Seven Sisters website for more.

28th: Creating Ceremony: The Art of Ecstatic Ritual (Brunswick)
Hosted by Melbourne Reclaiming. See the Facebook event for details.

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A second February 2015 update!

Another quick post to update all you PCV folk about a few developments. 🙂

  • Our new shipment of stickers has arrived, so more membership packs have been posted out this week (thanks Ryan, Mark, Mei and Josie!). We are hoping to clear the backlog of packs by the end of March. New members, keep an eye on your letterboxes!
  • We’ve tweaked our calendar! Check it out to stay up to date with all sorts of Pagan events taking place in Victoria in 2015! Please let us know if you’d like your event or gathering added to the list.
  •  Minutes from the latest committee meeting are all done (thanks Mark!), and can be found over here. We have a lot of very exciting ventures coming up!
  • We have a new, centralised Facebook page for our Hills Coffee Meetups (thanks, Sarah!), along with a page here on the website. Be sure to like this page to stay up to date.
  • The date has been set for our Annual General Meeting. Nominations for President, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President (a new role) will open shortly, once position descriptions are released. We will also be seeking nominations for general committee members. All PCV members are eligible to nominate before the meeting and are invited to attend the meeting to vote.
More membership packs getting mailed out! Photo courtesy of Ryan M.

More membership packs getting mailed out! Photo courtesy of Ryan M.

100 Members!

Minutes from yesterday’s meeting will be released shortly, but in the meantime…

Yesterday’s committee meeting was a time for celebration! In less than twelve months, the Pagan Collective of Victoria has hit 100 members – pagans from all walks of life and from many different spiritual paths coming together to Connect, Share and Celebrate! Thank you to everybody who has supported us so far, and to our friends at the Magpie Cafe in Upwey for the delicious celebratory cake! 🙂

Not a member yet? Memberships to the PCV are free in 2015. Click here for details.

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A January Update

Happy new year! 2015 has started with a bang here at the PCV. Here are the details of what we have going on at the moment:

Coffee Meetup: PCV committee member Sarah has been a busy bee over the New Years period organising our very first coffee meet! Thanks, Sarah! This will be taking place on Sunday, the 11th of January at the Magpie Cafe in Upwey (see the Facebook event for details). Newbies and any/all branches of Paganism welcome – this will be a friendly, inclusive meet-up, and a chance to connect and chat with other Pagan folk on a variety of paths. We hope to see you there!

Spokes of the Wheel: The Summer edition of Spokes of the Wheel has been sent out to members earlier this week. Let us know what you think! Thanks to Joy Seashell for her Midsummer article this edition. If you would like to contribute articles, artwork etc for the Lammas edition of Spokes, please send it to pagancollectivevic@gmail.com no later than Tuesday, the 27th of January 2015. We would especially love photos/brief paragraphs of what you’ve been up to in Victoria’s pagan scene. 🙂

Next Committee Meeting: The next committee meeting will be taking place on Sunday, the 21st of February in Melbourne. All PCV members are welcome to attend and have their say as to the direction of the Collective. We will confirm the time and venue shortly. You can read minutes of the last meeting here.

AGM: Our AGM will be taking place in June. Details of the exact date will be organised at February’s committee meeting.

Yule Dinner: Planning is already underway for our Pagan Community Yule Dinner, which will be taking place in June. We are hoping to finalise a venue by the February committee meeting, so that we can start selling tickets.

Membership: Membership to the PCV is FREE in 2015. In 2016, we will be introducing a small fee for members who join or renew after the 1st of January 2016. It is our intention to keep these fees low: enough to cover the cost of our website upkeep and admin. We will be discussing the details of these fees at the February committee meeting.
We are currently experiencing issues with the supplier of the stickers we use for our membership packs. As such, we have a large backlog of membership packs to post out! If you have recently joined the PCV and have not yet received your pack, don’t panic! We are hoping to have the situation rectified shortly and will keep our members posted (geddit?) on the situation.
Please note that we have added a clause on the membership page that applies to applicants outside Australia. As we are a non-profit organisation and do not currently charge for membership, we are unable to post the membership packs overseas at this time. People from outside Australia are still very welcome to join up to receive their copies of Spokes of the Wheel, however.

Website: Some changes have been made to the website. We now have a much more comprehensive links section. Please let us know if you find any broken links. 🙂

Phew! That’s all from us for now. Time for an icy pole and a nap in the shade!

The sun sets on the windfarm at Mount Mercer, Western Victoria after a long, scorching day. Photo courtesy of Josie H.

The sun sets on the windfarm at Mount Mercer, Western Victoria after a long, scorching day. Photo courtesy of Josie H.

Happy new year from the PCV!

happynewyearNow that the fruitcake is half eaten and we’ve slept off our egg-nog hangovers, we would like to take this opportunity to join the rest of the committee in wishing all PCV members a safe and happy new year!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us get this venture off the ground. Thanks especially to Jess from the Tasmanian Pagan Alliance for her input and advice when the group was in its very early stages, and to everyone else who encouraged us to take the plunge and form the PCV. Thank-you also to everyone who contributed to the newsletter in 2014: Mel, Bret, Adrienne, Joy, Hawthorn, Selene, Philippe and White Sophia.

The support and enthusiasm shown by the Victorian Pagan community has been nothing short of inspirational this year, and we are so proud of what our collaboration has already brought to life. In only six months we, as a community, have proven that Victorian Pagans are more positive, more intelligent and far more collaborative than any of us suspected. Just imagine what we’ll achieve in another six months! So rest up, party safely, and we’ll see you in 2015!

– Ryan and Josie
PCV Secretary and President