Merri Corner Community Garden Inc, Annual General Meeting for 2010-2011

Date Saturday 22nd October 2011
Time  11am to 12.30pm approx.
Venue Merri Corner Community Garden, corner Harrison & Donald Streets, Brunswick East (if bad weather is predicted we will advise of an alliterative location via email in the week before)

Other activities on the day will include:

10am Planting of the raised beds sensory garden in the entry way more information will follow
12.30pm Post AGM BBQ and seedling swap gardeners are encouraged to bring along excess seedlings and swap them for plants with other gardeners to round out your summer crops.

The BBQ food will be supplied (sausages, veggie burgers and bread) however if gardeners would like to bring a plate of salad or something sweet to share that would be great.

Voting for the new committee will also take place on the day we are always looking for new blood, all positions up for election

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Public officer
  • plus 4 general committee positions

We also need a volunteer to take up the position of Garden Manager as well if anyone is interested.

The committee currently meets once a month and is the group that keeps the garden running, we would welcome job sharing for any of the office bearing positions.  If you want to speak to someone about nominating and what is involved please feel free to contact myself as the returning officer by emailing [email protected] All committee members are expected to take on portfolio areas as part of the their involvement these include garden management, communications, construction & design, governance, membership and finance.

Otherwise a nomination form is included with the 2011 AGM papers please complete and return it to myself as the interim returning officer at [email protected] You can also bring the form along on the day of the meeting if you are having troubles getting your nominations completed.

The other major part of the AGM meeting will be members approving the proposed Rules and Guidlines for the Garden.  These are attached.  When gardeners signed their plot holders sub lease forms you are asked to agree to abide by this document so it is important that members/ gardeners read and understand this document and any changes made to it.  If you have any questions relating to this please feel free to contact me to discuss it.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting,

Eleisha Mullane
President
Merri Corner Community Garden Inc.

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