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Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association

IFFA AGM, likely wind-down, and notice of special resolution to cancel IFFA's incorporation

  • 13 May 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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The 2023 IFFA AGM will be held online via Zoom. Prior to the meeting, a link to the meeting will be circulated to those who register to attend

The current key office holders, President, Secretary and Treasurer will not be re-nominating for committee positions. If key committee positions are not filled at the upcoming AGM, then IFFA will wind up and remaining funds will be donated to not-for-profit organisations that share IFFA’s key goals and objectives.

If we are unable to fill key positions, a special resolution (text below) to cease IFFA's operation, apply for voluntary cancellation of IFFA's incorporation, and distribution any remaining assets will be put to the AGM.This email constitutes the required 21 days notice for that special resolution. In the event the special resolution is passed, the current committee will stay on to oversee IFFA's wind-down.

If you would like to nominate for a position (listed below), please email Alternatively, you may nominate yourself at the AGM when we will again call for nominations.

The following positions will be declared vacant:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Secretary
  • Editor (Indiginotes)
  • Webmaster
  • Events Coordinator
  • Nursery Liaison Officer
  • Student Representative
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Ecological Restoration Professional
  • Advocacy Coordinator
  • Ordinary members x2

The text of the special resolution to wind up IFFA is as follows:

The Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association Inc. (IFFA) annual general meeting (AMG) resolves that:

  1. IFFA cease operation
  2. IFFA apply for voluntary cancellation of its incorporation
  3. Any remaining assets be distributed, entirely at the discretion of the current (2022) Committee, to like-minded entities, sharing IFFA’s purpose, values, objectives, or goals. Such organisation may include, but are not limited to:

    a. Victorian National Parks Association
    b. Trust for Nature
    c. Wirra Lo Wetland Revival Trust

In the past IFFA has done some fabulous work. We have sought to engage and educate members about indigenous flora and fauna through the Indiginotes magazine, real and virtual pub talks, science forums, field trips and multi-day camps. IFFA has also advocated for science-based protection and enhancement of our natural environment through lobbying decision makers on behalf of members, and we have supported and nurtured new environment related groups (for example through IFFA’s auspice of Grassy Plains Network).

IFFA has a strong membership base (117 current, and a further 51 recently lapsed), a healthy bank balance with a well-managed accounting system, an excellent web platform, and a social media presence.

However, all of the activities described above have been planned and carried out by volunteer committee members, and the number of active committee members has declined.

In-order to continue to peruse its current objectives, IFFA needs a strong show of interest in the form of new committee nominations for key roles including: president, secretary, treasurer, membership secretary/web coordinator, Indiginotes publisher, events coordinator and advocacy officer. Of course a new committee could also come in with new ideas, a new structure, and take the organisation in new directions.

We, the current committee, are no longer able to carry the batten ourselves but are confident that new people, and perhaps the new organisations that have grown up since IFFA's founding, will continue our work.

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