Message from Vanessa Proctor – retiring AHS President

After four years in office, my term as President of the Australian Haiku Society has come to an end. It has been both an honour and a privilege to represent the society and to have been in touch with so many wonderful haiku poets, not only in Australia but worldwide.


Interest in haiku and its related forms continues to grow and we’re seeing many more haiku-related events across the country. A highlight of my time in office has been working with such dedicated poets who have a passion for furthering our mission of promoting enjoyment of haiku within Australia and bringing Australian writers to the world haiku community. I would particularly like to thank Webmaster Lynette Arden, Secretary Simon Hanson, Vice-President Lyn Reeves and Facebook Co-ordinator Maureen Sexton who have all worked and continue to work tirelessly for the society.

I’d like to introduce you to the incoming AHS President, Rob Scott. Rob is an experienced and very well-regarded poet with a passion for haiku. Please read his bio on our site. The society is in very good hands.

Wishing you all the very best in this 20th year of the Australian Haiku Society. May you continue to write and enjoy Australian haiku for many years to come.

Vanessa Proctor

Retiring President, Australian Haiku Society

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