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.
Continue reading “Message from Vanessa Proctor – retiring AHS President”
Well known Canadian poet Terry Ann Carter is visiting a number of our regional haiku groups here in Australia during September. More information can be found on her website or by visiting her on Facebook.
I would like to welcome Lyn Reeves as the new Vice President of the Australian Haiku Society. Lyn has been involved in the Society since its inception and brings a great deal of experience to the role.
I would like to thank Lynette Arden, our outgoing Vice President, for the huge amount of work she has done for the AHS over the past four and a half years. She has been very dedicated to her role as Vice President and has made a lasting contribution to the Society. We are fortunate that she will remain involved in the AHS in her capacity as Web Manager.
Vanessa Proctor, AHS President
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Simon Hanson as the new Secretary of the Australian Haiku Society. Simon will take over the Secretary position from around the beginning of March, after a handover period.
I would like to thank Rodney Williams, our outgoing Secretary, for his tireless work for the AHS over the past two and a half years. He has added greatly to the Society with his enthusiasm and passion for haiku.
Vanessa Proctor, President Australian Haiku Society
Following news of the deadly earthquake and tsunami in the south island of New Zealand in the early hours of 14 November, the Australian Haiku Society sends its very best wishes to all those who have been affected. We sincerely hope that our haiku friends and their families in New Zealand are safe and well.
President, Australian Haiku Society
The AHS is delighted to welcome two new committee members. Simon Hanson joined us in June as joint Regional Representative for Queensland and has undertaken the job of selecting and posting our Featured Haiku every week. Jan Dobb joined us this month as our very first Regional Representative for the ACT. For further information please visit our Committee page.
On this Winter’s Solstice day, I am proud to announce the launch of the new Australian Haiku Society website. The website celebrates both Australian haiku and Australia itself. Our country is showcased not only through poetry, but also through many stunning photographs taken by our members. Our goals remain the same as they have always been, to promote the enjoyment of haiku within Australian and to bring Australian writers to the world haiku community. Continue reading “Launch of New Australian Haiku Society Website – 21st June, 2016”
I am honoured to take up the role of President of the Australian Haiku Society. Firstly, I’d like to pay tribute to those who had the foresight to found HaikuOz in 2000. The original mission to promote haiku within Australia and to bring Australian writers to the world haiku community has been so successful that Australian haiku is flourishing as never before. This is largely due to the many people who have worked tirelessly to promote Australian haiku, both in Australia and overseas. I look forward to a very bright future for HaikuOz and for English-language haiku itself.
Australian Haiku Society