The news in June

Sue and Roel Wasterval (1st and 2nd from right) have been honoured with Life membership of SBEA.

AGM a success

A well-attended Annual General Meeting was held on 1 April. Our guest speaker was Dr Danny Rogers, who spoke about ‘Shorebirds of Swan Bay’. Danny is one of Australia’s best known shorebird ecologists with an unsurpassed knowledge of birds of Swan Bay and a co-author of the recently published ‘Australian Bird Guide’. 

Members at the AGM voted unanimously for updating our Rules of Incorporation, which now include a new statement of purpose: ‘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.’ 

The AGM also elected the following Committee members: Greg Parry, Eva Mutton, Neil Mathieson, Sue Wasterval and Chris Smyth. At the subsequent Committee meeting the following office bearers were appointed: Greg Parry (President), Chris Smyth (Vice-President), Eva Mutton (Secretary) and Neil Mathieson (Treasurer). 

Other news

Download the newsletter read about what’s happening in our indigenous plants nursery and Gardens for Wildlife program. There is also good news on sightings of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot on the Bellarine, but not-so-good news on efforts of the Borough to deal with the issue of cats roaming our neighbourhood. And there’s more!