The official incorporation meeting for the Australian Cardijn Institute Cooperative Ltd took place at All Saints Hall, Fitzroy on Sunday 19 August 2018.
In his keynote address, Greg Crafter AO, a former YCW fulltime worker and later Minister for Education in the South Australian government, emphasised the need for lay formation based on Cardijn's vision and methods, which has also exercised great influence on Pope Francis, he said.
YCW worker, Marilyn Bellett, explained her work to rebuild the YCW in Melbourne this year while former YCW leader Fred Pase spoke of the importance of YCW formation in his own life.
Chaired by Kevin Vaughan with Stefan Gigacz as secretary, the meeting then adopted a formal resolution to incorporate the Australian Cardijn Institute Cooperative Ltd.
A new Board of Directors was also elected, including representatives from five states:
President: Kevin Vaughan
Secretary: Stefan Gigacz
Treasurer: Michael Rice
Members: Des Ryan, Jacques Boulet, David Moloney, Vicky Burrows, Mark Ager.