e-ucalypt news


Edition 75, 15th September 2020


Dear AAFBG Members

Hello everyone

Important things happening. We need nominations for the Executive. Our beautiful treasurer is retiring from the position so if you someone that is capable please nominate. We all help each other so you won’t feel out of your depth. Also, we need a secretary and two more committee members to keep us functioning as the peak body.

In this e-news you will find information about the AGM, how to access the Zoom link, the paperwork required. Please read it and become involved.

Eucalypt magazine please articles! Start writing, start getting to it! It will be published in November 2020.

In this newsletter I have:

  • AGM Information
  • Message from the President
  • Committee Nomination form download
  • Proxy Download
  • Link to Zoom AGM meeting
  • EOI for conference
  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Eurobadalla Conference
  • Botanic Gardens of South Australia
  • Ivanhoe wildflower garden tour
  • WIlliamstown Botanic gardens news
  • Gold Coast Spring 2020
  • Sale Spring 2020
  • BGCI newsletter
  • AGHS link
  • ACNC
  • Impact Suite
  • Justice Connect

Stay well and stay safe, stay covid free.

Chantal de Vere
AAFBG Administration Officer

AGM 2020

MONDAY 19th October 2020 via Zoom at 11am Daylight Saving Time VIC and NSW, 10am EST QLD. 10.30am SA ( Perth and Darwin )
Dear Friends Members,
Your Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Committee warmly invite you to attend your Annual General Meeting, to be held online via Zoom
AAFBG Patron Dr Philip Moors AO will address the meeting and present the Handbury Awards.
There will be an OPEN FORUM for all Members Representatives to speak, exchange news and questions.
We look forward to your participation and welcome any nominations for committee.
Committee representation is a wonderful opportunity to highlight your Garden whilst learning and networking, to enrich personal experience.
Agendas and papers will follow.
Looking forward to meeting you online.
Warm regards
Elizabeth Gilfillan
AAFBG Acting Secretary.

Message from the President Dr. Wayne Harvey 

Download Committee Nomination Form here

Download Proxy Form here

Link to Zoom meeting

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Oct 19, 2020 11:00 Brisbane

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cut and paste the web address in your browser. The link is also in the above green box.


Announcement for 2022 & EOI for 2024

Current Grant opportunites

State and territory information, grants and assistance


Have a look at Eurobodalla here.


September in the Botanic Gardens


Our Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Tour on September 5


Williamstown Botanic Gardens Newsletter


Growing Matters Volume 23 Spring 2020


Sale Botanic Gardens Spring 2020


Members Newsletter September 2020


Link to AGHS conferences including Webinars

NFP Fundraising and Marketing Connect


How to Keep Volunteers Motivated


Getting back to the work place – Covid.