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ANBA AGM with invited speaker

  • 10 Sep 2023
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Bulimba Community Centre, 1 Barramul St, Bulimba, Brisbane

Following the National AGM, the invited speaker will be the incoming president Dr Megan Halcroft

Annual General Meeting

The main business of the AGM will be to elect the new Management Committee, and present the financial report and general report.

Nominations were received for all positions open for election, as follows. As only one nomination was received for each position by the deadline, then the nominees are declared elected.

  • President – Megan Halcroft, nominated Tim Heard, seconded Steve Flavel
  • Vice President – Ian Driver, nominated Peter Stone, seconded Megan Halcroft
  • Secretary – Tim Heard, nominated Peter Stone, seconded Ian Driver
  • Treasurer – Peter Stone, nominated Dean Haley, seconded Tim Heard
  • Communications Officer, nominated Tim Heard, seconded Tobias Smith

The Past-president position is automatically filled by Mark Hall.

Attend in-person or virtually on Zoom. Before the meeting, all financial members will receive an email containing the Agenda, Minutes of the last 2022 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,

Invited speaker Dr Megan Halcroft

From community health to environmental health

As a young girl, Megan was the kid who saved the field mouse from imminent torture by her siblings and stepped around the spider rather than on it. As she grew up, she knew she wanted to ‘help’ in some way. In any way really…

A career in nursing saw her helping the infirmed, the injured and the dying. Almost two decades later, she moved from caring for people to caring for plants, which then lead to learning more about the important balances our ecosystems rely on.

Megan discovered bees during her horticultural science studies. The stingless bee, Austroplebeia australis, became her fascination and focus during her Honours and PhD studies. During this time, she learned the importance of the pollination services provided by bees.

Community engagement is Megan’s passion now. She shares her love for and knowledge of all things BEE, and tries to illustrate how bees drive biodiversity. She also tries to show how the connections between pollinators, plants, insects, birds, mammals, soils and us… are complex and wonderful. And she endeavours to empower communities through knowledge.

ATTEND in person or by Zoom

ANBA members can attend by Zoom, a link to join will be sent by email prior to the event.

Some branches are meeting to collectively Zoom into the AGM and hold their own face to face event. 
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