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Individual and Family Memberships

The OEC is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation. As a community-managed, volunteer-run facility your membership payment provides crucial funds to support our purpose:

“To deliver an ongoing program that fosters and showcases Wood Design, Visual Arts and Performing Arts to Orbost, surrounding communities and visitors to the Far East Gippsland area.”

Any person who supports our purpose is eligible to complete a membership application form*. Payment of the membership fee is required upon application.

All members have the right to:

  • Vote at general meetings,

  • Receive notice of general meeting and special resolutions in timeframes set by the Model Rules,

  • Submit agenda items for general meetings,

  • Attend and be heard at general meetings,

  • Have access to the minutes of general meetings and other related documents,

  • Inspect the register of members.​

Refer to “Model rules for an incorporated association” for more information.

There are two annual membership options for individuals and families:

Patron Members

 

In addition to the rights set out by the model rules, PATRON MEMBERS receive:

  • Information about events, exhibitions, performances and workshops happening at the Centre.

  • Invitations and discounts to Orbost Exhibition Centre events and workshops

  • Standing invitation and free entry to all exhibition openings (requirement to RSVP during the early release period where tickets are limited)

  • Regular Members’ newsletter

  • The opportunity to connect with like-minded people, play a role in the future of the OEC and support the provision of arts and culture experiences in the region

  • 5% discount on all shop retail purchases

  • Invitation and free entry to annual members gala.

  • Discounts and perks with affiliates.

Patron Member 2023 Application Fees:

  • Individual $100 

  • Family** $150 (Up to 2 adults and 3 dependents - additional dependents $25/each)

Voting Members

 

In addition to the rights set out by the model rules, VOTING MEMBERS receive:

  • Information about events, exhibitions, performances and workshops happening at the Centre.

  • Invitations to Orbost Exhibition Centre events and workshops

  • Standing invitation to all exhibition openings (requirement to RSVP during the early release period where tickets are limited)

  • Regular Members’ newsletter

  • The opportunity to connect with like-minded people and play a role in the future of the OEC.

  • Invitation to annual members gala.

Voting Member 2023 Application Fees:

  • Individual $25

  • Family** $35 (Up to 2 adults and 3 dependents - additional dependents $5/each)

Membership payments can be upfront or via commitment to regular subscription.

 

*All members are approved at minuted monthly Committee meetings, and will be notified of the outcome of their application thereafter. In the rare event a member is not approved, they will be notified and the application fee refunded. A reason for rejection of an application need not be given.

**1 vote per family, 2 adults and up to 3 dependents included in the base fee. Family members must reside at the same address. A dependent includes anyone under the age of 18, or with additional needs that prevent independent living.

Become a Member Today

  • Voting Member (Individual)

    25$
    The Voting Membership is the perfect way for individual's to join the OEC. Limited perks.
    Valid for 12 months
    • Access rights as set out by model rules incorporated assoc.
    • Receive information about what's on at the OEC
    • Invitations to events, workshops, etc.
    • Access early tickets to opening nights
    • Invitation to Annual Members Gala
  • Patron Member (Individual)

    100$
    The Patron Membership is the perfect way for individual's to support the OEC. It comes with perks!
    Valid for 12 months
    • Access rights as set out by model rules incorporated assoc.
    • Receive information about what's on at the OEC
    • Early invitations and tickets to events, etc.
    • Free entry to all opening nights (RSVP by deadline required)
    • Ticket to Annual Members Gala
    • Discounts and perks with affiliates (refer to members page)
    • 5% discount on all shop retail purchases
  • Voting Member (Family)

    35$
    The Voting Membership is the perfect way for family's to join the OEC. Limited perks.
    Valid for 12 months
    • Access rights as set out by model rules incorporated assoc.
    • Receive information about what's on at the OEC
    • Invitations to events, workshops, etc.
    • Access early tickets to opening nights
    • Invitation to Annual Members Gala
    • Note: One vote per family at AGMs, special meetings, etc.
    • Up to 2 adults and 3 dependents
    • Additional dependents can be added $5/each by contacting us
  • Patron Member (Family)

    150$
    The Patron Membership is the perfect way for family's to support the OEC. It comes with perks!
    Valid for 12 months
    • Note: One vote per family at AGMs, special meetings, etc.
    • Access rights as set out by model rules incorporated assoc.
    • Receive information about what's on at the OEC
    • Early invitations and tickets to events, etc.
    • Free entry to all opening nights (RSVP by deadline required)
    • Tickets to Annual Members Gala
    • Discounts and perks with affiliates (refer to members page)
    • 5% discount on all shop retail purchases
    • Up to 2 adults and 3 dependents
    • Additional dependents can be added $25/each by contacting us
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