About the AGM
We were due to hold our Annual General Meeting in November 2021 but decided to postpone until government restrictions had eased, then before we knew it - it was April!
We're excited to take this year's AGM on a regional excursion to Riddells Creek! Bernadette has kindly offered to host at her place and the AGM will be followed by a walk in a nearby flora reserve, Conglomerate Gully.
For those that are unable to attend the AGM in person, we will also have a virtual link available (to be sent closer to the date).
We will undertake the (informal) formalities first, with reports from the President and the Treasurer on our activities over the past year and the state of IFFA's finances. We will also conduct elections for the 2022 IFFA Committee.
All current financial members are eligible to attend and vote at IFFA's AGM. To be a current financial member you must have formally joined IFFA and have paid all of your membership dues. You can join IFFA or pay your membership dues up to and including the day of the AGM. It's easy to join and pay your membership dues online. Your current membership status is also viewable online and included at the bottom of all emails from IFFA.
If you have any questions about your eligibility or are having trouble joining or paying please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Saturday 30 April 2022
Where: 24 Stokes Lane West, Riddells Creek
1:00pm - AGM opens, attendance registered
1:05pm - President's report
1:15pm - Treasurer's report
1:25pm - Committee elections
1:45pm - General business, including discussion about IFFA activities in 2022
2.00pm - AGM closes and group heads to Conglomerate Gully.
Consistent with our rules, all positions on the IFFA Committee will be declared vacant and we encourage all members to nominate for election. The Committee is vital to the day to day operation of IFFA, great leadership experience, and a lot of fun!
There are thirteen named positions available and no one can remember the last time they were all filled. In addition, any number of "ordinary members" may be elected to the Committee. These ordinary members have no defined duties and are a great way to start out or get involved without taking on too much responsibility.
If you have even a passing interest in participating, please nominate yourself by sending an email with your name and the position you would like to nominate for to email@example.com. Do not fear you'll be displacing someone more enthusiastic, there are plenty of positions to go around! Nominations by email will be open up until the day of the AGM. We will also call for nominations during the AGM.
If you'd like to discuss what any of the positions involve or chat about which might suit you best, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Positions (current holder in brackets):
- President (Bernadette Power)
- Vice-President (vacant)
- Secretary (Martha Ragg)
- Membership Secretary (Ben North)
- Treasurer (Michaelean O'Donnell)
- Editor - newsletter (Mick Connolly)
- Webmaster (vacant)
- Event Coordinator (Ellie Dwyer)
- Indigenous Nurseries Liaison Officer (vacant)
- Student Representative (vacant)
- Fundraising Coordinator (vacant)
- Ecological Restoration Professional (vacant)
- Advocacy Coordinator (vacant)
- Ordinary members (Dom Bowd)
Post-Meeting bush ramble: conglomerate gully
Conglomerate Gully is a prominent nature reserve at Riddells Creek, where the Western Grassland Plains meet the hills of the Macedon Ranges. It has conglomerate rock formations and features beautiful native flora and fauna.
The walk is loop of approximately 3km and can be completed in under 1 hour.
Before the AGM, in addition to sending a link to the meeting, we will also provide a formal AGM agenda.
At the AGM we will circulate a summary of IFFA's financial position along with the Treasurer's report. If you would like more detail about IFFA's financial position, or to inspect our financial records, please email email@example.com.
We hope to see you all there,
The 2021 IFFA Committee