Eighteen members attended the 2016 AGM. It was held at ‘Roogulli’, the Bywong property of Jennie and Chris Curtis. They generously showed the participants around the property, highlighting the environmentally-friendly approach that they are taking to their farm.
The election of committee members was conducted, with the following outcome:
Chairperson: Jennie Curtis
Treasurer: Keith France
Secretary: David McDonald
Ordinary committee members: Brian Charlton, Alexandra James, Tony Hill and Melinda Hillery.
Melinda Hillery, Public Officer, presented a report on behalf of the Association’s executive. Her theme was the quotation from Warren Buffet: ‘Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long ago’.
Mel reviewed FuturePLANS’ achievements since its inception five years earlier, noting the goals established at the outset and the extent to which they had been attained over that period. She also described the excellent progress over the year with the development and operation of the Small Farms Network and Land for Wildlife, along with other projects undertaken during that period including the establishment of public transport signs in Bungendore, researching options relating to community renewable energy, the bird nest box project, etc. She thanked the members of the Committee and all the other members and friends of FuturePLANS who contributed to its activities over the year.