On 12 April we had the BLG AGM. According to our new Constitution four members of our Committee of eight were required to stand down and resubmit themselves for re-election if they so desired.
So Peter Schmidt and Peter Smith were re-elected, and Sue Elliott (a past secretary) and Bernie Malone (a past president) came onto the committee. Their Tenure will be two years.
Meanwhile I (Jim Mason), Peter Berrisford, Kate Lockhart and Louise Beames have one more year tenure and we should stand down and if so desired re-submit for re –election in 2018.
The Committee met on Tues 18th and Office Bearers were elected.
President- Jim Mason;
Vice President – Kate Lockhart;
Secretary – Peter Berrisford
Treasurer- Sue Elliott (Sue has offered to assist Peter with some matters including memberships)
Other tasks allocated were:
Peter Schmidt – Representative on Nursery Committee (and Chairman this year)
Peter Smith – Representative on Bellarine Catchment Network
Louise Beames – Grants Overview.
Geoff McFarlane has offered his services as Rabbit Action Sub-Committee Chairman and we have welcomed and appointed him to that position. Geoff will not be a member of BLG committee but will report to it.
So we have another very busy year in front of us.
We are very grateful to Liddy Nevile who for two years applied her considerable energy to website design and communications, and to Tracey Lee who last year held the position of secretary.
Both put in many hours in support of BLG and the natural environment on the Bellarine. We applaud each of them.
Our next Information Meeting is on Wednesday 10 May, 7:30 pm at the Marcus Hill Hall, cnr Banks Rd and Bellarine Highway. Everyone-one is welcome.