Our March newsletter is here

Plenty to chat about at our Gardens for Wildlife stall

Read our latest news in the March newsletter. There are stories about:

  • our AGM at 7.30pm on 1 April in the Queenscliff Uniting Church hall
  • Gardens for Wildlife news
  • Nursery news
  • weeding working bees at The Narrows and Rip View
  • citizen science workshops about saltmarsh restoration
  • our Pocket Parks Project
  • a train-the-trainer day on dune systems
  • the need for better cat management.

Attached to the newsletter is a nomination form for anyone interested in nominating themselves or others to our Committee. Committee members will be elected at the AGM, which will also vote on a motion to replace our existing rules of incorporation with the ‘model rules’ of Consumer Affairs Victoria.

There are several changes to our rules that are required. The Committee determined that rather than alter our existing rules, we would be best to adopt the ‘model rules’ that Consumer Affairs Victoria has developed for incorporated organisations like ours. 

The model rules are more flexible and explicitly include reference to Zoom and other modern communication methods. All organisations that adopt the model rules have essentially the same rules except for their statement of purpose, and the end date of their financial year. 

The updating of our rules enables us to include our new statement of purpose, which was developed by the Committee during planning meetings held between major Covid lockdowns and finalised last May. The proposed statement of purpose is: 

‘To conserve the ecology of Swan Bay and its environs and to mitigate the impacts of climate change, catchment development, weeds, loss of vegetation and litter, assisted by an active and engaged community.’ 

All members are welcome at the AGM to be held at 7.30pm in the hall of the Queenscliff Uniting Church on 1 April 2022. Covid QR codes and proof of vaccination are required for entry to the hall.

If you’re not a member, why not come along and join?