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    30/Jun/2022

    Yes - big changes are happening at the end of June 2022. Four CMVic Coordinators (staff) who have been working for CMVic for the last 10+ years will be taking a big step back from their current roles. Deb Carveth, John Howard, Margaret Crichton, and I, all will be reducing our roles dramatically to give time for other pursuits. Deb and John will continue to add their magic, albeit with a reduced commitment, while Margaret and I will be leaving as Coordinators, though Margaret will continue as a Board member.

    At the same time, however, two much loved staff, Craig Barrie and Nicki Johnson, will be picking up the baton as General Manager and Program Manager respectively. CMVic is incredibly fortunate that two such skilful and experienced administrators and passionate community musicians will be taking on the exciting challenge of leading CMVic through a new phase of four-year funding from Creative Victoria, through our partnership with Music Victoria which formally begins on 1st July this year. The wise head of Bridget Roberts, CMVic Chair and President, will continue to steer CMVic and its Board of Management.

    It’s hard to capture just how much Deb, John, and Margaret have contributed over the years, and just how much they will be missed. In many ways, they have been both the face and beating heart of CMVic, fielding all comers and defending CMVic’s values at every turn. For me personally, I feel hugely privileged to have had the opportunity to work alongside them and Craig and Nicki; and indeed also hugely privileged to have had the opportunity of working for CMVic as its Coordinator, and for all of you as our community and volunteers. It was only when I started here in 2012 that I began to appreciate just how fortunate was Victoria to have, uniquely, an organisation championing something I’d been doing on and off all my life but without having ever having called it by its proper name: Community Music! Let it live forever!

    Hoping to keep in touch with everyone as a CMVic volunteer,

    Oli Hinton, CMVic Coordinator (retired!)
     

          

       


    "Deb Carveth, John Howard, Margaret Crichton, and I, (top, L-R) will all will be reducing our roles dramatically to give time for other pursuits. At the same time, however, two much loved staff, Craig Barrie and Nicki Johnson, (above, L-R) will be picking up the baton as General Manager and Program Manager respectively."- Oli Hinton