Very Light Magazine is a magazine of The Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria, Inc                                                                               No 71 May 2014

Editor for Caps & Flints Required

Following the resignation of Barry Thomas as editor due to continuing health concerns the Guild needs someone to volunteer for the role of editor of Caps & Flints. Note this does not include Very Light which is produced by the Secretary.

The Editor’s role would be to desktop publish each issue using the appropriate software and to play a part in sourcing articles for the magazine which would reflect the varied collecting interests of our members. The Guild Committee would provide appropriate manpower assistance and support in the important task of getting suitable articles. The Guild envisions that there would be at least two issues of the magazine per year, although it is understood that this very much depends upon the availability of articles. We feel that some prior experience in this sort of task would be useful.

Set up costs for the purchase of the latest appropriate software and any IT costs would be borne by the Guild. Reasonable out of pocket expenses also would be reimbursed. The mail out of Caps & Flints to the members would not be part of the Editor’s task as this would be handled by the Secretary. Importantly the person undertaking the job would not need to be especially knowledgeable in their understanding of antique and collectable arms.

Any people interested in taking on the job of editor and who would like more information about the position are asked to contact the Guild Secretary on 9584 2907.

Last Chance to be included on the Guild Display Permit!!!

The form to apply was sent out with the last issue of Very Light. If you want to be included then send it in NOW!! or contact the Secretary on 9584 2907 for another !!!


The Annual General Meeting of the Guild will be held at 8.00 PM on Monday the 28th of July 2014 at the Eley Park Community Centre, Eley Rd., Blackburn South, Victoria.

                                     (Supper will be served after the meeting)

Any notice of motions and nominations for committee positions must be in the hands of the Secretary seven days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting. All Committee positions will be declared vacant and nominations are called for the position (s) of President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Editor of Caps & Flints, Media Officer and five other officers.

Ordinary Business (as required by Rule 9 (4) of the Guilds Rules):

  • To confirm the minutes of the last preceding annual general meeting and of any general meeting held since that meeting;


  • To receive from the Committee reports upon the transactions of the Guild during the last preceding financial year;
  • To elect officers of the Guild; and


  • To receive and consider the statement submitted by the Guild in accordance with section 30 (3) of the Act;
  • To appoint an Auditor.


The annual General Meeting may also transact special business of which notice is given in accordance with the Guild’s Rules.

Please do attend the AGM (and enjoy the supper). We need a quorum of 20 members which means we need you to come along!

After the AGM we will announce the results of the Major Noel Hall Award. This has been very successful and has resulted in really excellent displays. Our grateful thanks to all those who participated. We have all enjoyed these evenings.


Monday Night Themes for 2014

May 26Ammunition, cartridges, caps, primers, reloading tools and projectiles. (Noel Hall Award night).

June 30Accoutrements, uniforms, helmets, medals, cartridge boxes, buttons and badges. (Noel Hall Award night).

July 28 – Annual General Meeting, Display nights awards presentation. A supper will be served.

August 25Books, parts, odds and ends, anything except firearms . (This is not a Noel Hall Award night.)

29 SeptemberEdged Weapons, swords, knives, bayonets, daggers, pole arms, axes, etc. (Noel Hall Award night).

27 October General unthemed night plus buy and sell. This is not a Noel Hall Award night.

24 November - Combined Guild/Vintagers night. Theme to be announced and a supper will be served. (This is not a Major Noel Hall Award night)

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