e-ucalypt news  

Edition 76, 1st October 2020


Dear AAFBG Members

Hello everyone

Hope you are all well and safe where ever you are in Australia.

I am still on the hunt for nominations for the committee.  You will love being on the peak body as you learn a lot, you help a lot and you can make a difference for all Friends.  Don’t think you have nothing to contribute or you are frightened of taking the role on.  It’s surprising how much each person has to offer without realising it. Plus, other committee members are there to help out new people.  Please consider nominating someone from your Friends group.

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
  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Request for articles – Eucalypt magazine
  • Ivanhoe Park news
  • BGCI newsletter
  • ACNC
  • Impact Suite

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


Current Grant opportunites
State and territory information, grants and assistance

Dear Friends

As Chantal has reminded you in the last two issues of e-ucalypt news it is time to write articles for the November issue of Eucalypt. I am afraid I am running late so there is not much time to the deadline which is mid-October, say Friday 25th.

COVID-19 has made life in gardens difficult and different, but some things still go on, like Port Augusta making a new web page, and Noosa and Brisbane making videos for Queensland Garden Expo, and Ivanhoe visiting Kuringai. Would be good to hear more about these things or anything else that is still happening in your Garden despite the virus.

Or things that are happening because of the virus, like the increase in visitors to our gardens. Remember, each article can be only 450 words maximum so there is room for photos. Please send photos separately, not embedded in the Word document.

Send to eucalyptar@gmail.com

Many thanks
Anne Rawson 


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