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Incorporation Proposal

The Celtic Piping Club is the hub for Australia’s Celtic piping community. We provide a network for people who play or are interested in the various types of Celtic pipes including uilleann pipes, Scottish smallpipes, Northumbrian pipes, Border pipes and other bellows- or mouth-blown pipes.

The Club was launched in June 2013 at the National Celtic Festival in Portarlington, Victoria. In the years prior to this there had been a number of ad hoc workshops presented at festivals, private homes and Celtic music schools. By 2013 there was such a keen interest amongst players that the Celtic Piping Club was established.

Since then, the Club has been involved in and hosted many workshops, concerts, residential weekends and sessions. We regularly receive enquiries to learn, play, buy/sell, and perform various pipes. We produce an email newsletter every month or so; which is circulated to 200+ subscribers, not to mention those who might see it on Facebook or Twitter. As at July 2016, we've had almost 1,000 views of our YouTube videos and over 10,000 views of our website! Wow...in only a few short years.

To build on the great work so far, including furthering our presence interstate, it is proposed that the Celtic Piping Club becomes an incorporated association.

Becoming incorporated will establish official roles and memberships, giving members more opportunity to become formally involved. These roles will help to spread the work load and provide greater input and variety to Club activities.

Establishing paid memberships as part of becoming incorporated will help generate income for the now regular expenses (such as insurance), and also fund new ventures.


Notice of Meeting

An 'incorporation meeting' is to be held at the Goldfields Piping Weekend in Maryborough. Details as follows:

Date: Sunday 21 August 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Venue: Bristol House - Inkerman Street, Maryborough, Victoria

The proposed agenda will include a look back at the Club so far, discussion about becoming incorporated, election of a committee, adoption of the Rules.


We are seeking nominations for the following committee positions:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Ordinary Member(s) - up to 4 proposed

Nominations may be received prior, even if you cannot attend. See below for a nomination form. Nominations will also be welcome at the meeting.


For more information about the Celtic Piping Club, and the proposal to become incorporated, refer to these files. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. This will be exciting progress for the Club!

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Geoff Jones,
21 Jul 2016, 05:33
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Geoff Jones,
21 Jul 2016, 05:33
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Geoff Jones,
21 Jul 2016, 05:33
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Geoff Jones,
21 Jul 2016, 05:32
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Geoff Jones,
21 Jul 2016, 05:33
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Geoff Jones,
21 Jul 2016, 05:32