Car Packed with Conference Bags! Conference Folders Checked! Unloading at the Hughenden! Stacked ready for Conference Delegates tomorrow, 29th June, 2012! Yay!
Thank you to the authors who donated books: Bill Condon, Jenny Hale (an illustrator, too), Susanne Gervay, Belinda Murrell, Patricia Barnard, Wendy Fitzgerald, Karen Robertson, John Wood (through Room to Read) (and me for my little DemiChat on NSW Premier's Challenge List for Years 5 & 6 and selected readers in Years 7 - 9).
Thank you to the organisations for Magazines, Course Programs, Flyers, Fact Sheets: ASA, Books in Homes, CBCA, Marian Street Theatre, NSW School Magazine, NSW Writers' Centre, Pass It On, Print Plus St Leonards (donated To-Do Pads) and Room to Read.
Thank you to the publishers: Walker Books & Freemantle Press & Allen & Unwin for lots of materials for their authors and again to Walker Books for a Wall Planner, First Chapters and a National Year of Reading checklist. Walker have a bingo surprise to give us at the conference.
Thank you to the twenty authors and illustrators who donated stickers, bookmarks, bookmark-magnets, pens, postcards, lollypop postcards, and promotional material and more.
Thank you to Lesley Vamos, Illustrator, for organising the printing of programs. Thank you to Nathan Luff, Author, for the pens. Thank you to Paul Rainbird for helping to fill bags with the last things on the night of the 28th, packing our cars and taking half the bags to the Hughenden for me in the middle of the night. Thank you to my husband, Richard Brisland, for the lollies and pad paper and patience at seeing our dining room overtaken. Thank you to Susanne for ... everything ... and being who she is! What a great conference it's going to be!