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ANBA AGM with invited speaker

  • 2 Oct 2022
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Bulimba Community Centre, 1 Barramul St, Bulimba, Brisbane

Annual General Meeting of the Australian Native Bee Association Inc.

Attend in-person or virtually on Zoom. Before the meeting, all financial members will receive an email containing the Agenda, Minutes of the last 2021 AGM, Audited financial statement, and a zoom link to attend online. If you are not able to be present either by Zoom or room, you may give a proxy to another person to vote on your behalf. See our Rules, posted on our website for more details of the AGM,

The Management Committee will be appointed. The 14 days deadline for nominations for the next Management Committee has passed and we have received the following. These positions should now be considered elected, according to our Rules.

  • President: Mark Hall,
  • Vice President: Megan Halcroft,
  • Secretary: Tim Heard,
  • Treasurer: Peter Stone,
  • Past-president: automatically filled by Ian Driver.

We plan to nominate the following positions at the AGM. We will first have to have pass this motion and then call for nominees from the floor.

  • Web administrator,
  • Committee Members,
  • Chair of Honey Subcommittee.

We will also endorse the branch reps elected by their branches:

  • Sydney Branch Representative: Sam Higgins,
  • Mid-north Coast Branch Representative: Diane Norris,
  • Coffs Harbour Branch Representative: Monica Rich,
  • Brisbane Branch Representative: Dean Haley,
  • Wide Bay Branch Representative: Greg Pern,
  • Gladstone Branch Representative: John Starr,
  • Rockhampton Branch Representative: Lloyd Younger,
  • Cassowary Coast Branch Representative: Lea Merone,
  • Cairns Branch Representative: Stewart Clarke,

After our AGM, we will hear a talk from our current ANBA Vice President, Dr Mark Hall on the topic “Pollinators, people and places: A decade of bee research and advocacy”.

Biography. I have been a native bee researcher and enthusiast for over a decade; My PhD work centred on understanding bee populations across modified agricultural landscapes of central Victoria. I was persuaded to move north (first to the University of New England and then Western Sydney University) to study aspects of the biology, ecology and crop pollination potential of bees, particularly our much loved stingless bees. This has led me to study stingless bees on berry crops, cucurbits and look at hive design and how this might influence bee health and survival throughout the year, among other things. My desire to know more about solitary bees (and other pollinators) led me back to Victoria to work with local groups looking to create pollinator corridors across landscapes. My focus has shifted a little away from research lately, as I have taken up a role as Senior Biodiversity Officer for the City of Greater Bendigo. I hope to guide future direction of the association, particularly in how we support both research and on-ground actions that promote native bee health and conservation.

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