We are a diverse group of women, who meet in Mornington, Victoria, Australia, for a few hours on a Sunday morning five times a year in March, May, July, September and November. At SWAN meetings we share a light breakfast, listen to an interesting female guest speaker, and have an opportunity to share ideas and information with each other. Membership is informal and new members are always welcome.
SWAN's aims include:
- Provide a forum for discussion of matters and issues of concern to the community.
- Promote social justice and equity.
- Support women candidates for all levels of government.
- Increase women’s active involvement in community decision-making processes.
SWAN is organised by a core administrative committee of six members elected at the AGM for a period of twelve months administers SWAN. Four office bearers are elected from within the committee which is considered non-hierarchical. Any SWAN members may become non-core committee members and/or attend committee meetings which are held bi-monthly.
A bi-monthly newsletter advises members of meeting times and other relevant matters. ( unfortunately as we have no-one to oversee the production of the newsletter, we currently provide a flyer with information for the next meeting ) A charge of $8.00 per meeting covers cost of refreshments and is also deemed as membership fee.
Please see the section on SWAN's history for more information