JANDOWAE & DISTRICT PROGRESS & HERITAGE ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on Monday1st.October 2007 At The Community Centre at 7.30 p.m.
Ros.Balston, Dr. Tony Balston [chair], Mayor Mick Cosgrove, Jan Bickerton, Betty Wassell, Councillor Tom Bradley, Councillor Daryl Donald, Sally Maunder, Violy Geist, Heather Gall, Ian Gall, Peter Ireland, Beryl King, Doreen Beard, Mary Cleary and Vince Scouller.
Ron and Margaret Curd, Beryl McKenna, Jenny Rennick.
Dr. Tony Balston welcomed all present and said that he was happy to be a part of the evening even if it was under threat from Ros.
4 MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING held on Monday 30th. October 2006
Moved by Jan Bickerton and Seconded by Tom Bradley that the minutes of the previous AGM be confirmed as read. CARRIED
5 BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Vince Scouller advised that in line with new Government regulations it was no longer necessary to use the services of Qld. Audit Services so item 11 in the minutes was not fulfilled.
6 PRESIDENTS REPORT
Moved by Ros Balston and seconded by Jan Bickerton that the Presidents Report be accepted as read. (Copy attached) CARRIED
Mayor Mick Cosgrove congratulated President Ros and the members for all the work that they put into the community. He said that Council was happy to see the development of Athlone Cottage and that it is now a pleasure to go there.
Councillor Bradley said that the site sets a great standard and the effort put into it can be seen by all, despite early detractors it has turned out better than anyone thought.
7 TREASURERS REPORT.
Treasurer Violy Geist presented the annual report [copy attached], which showed a deficit of $2628.83 and a bank balance of $1159.22. With Council help more paving had been completed and the Shearers Quarters had been moved on site. Next year we will also have lower insurance premiums and no Audit fees, which will help considerably.
Mayor Cosgrove advised that with the Council amalgamations due next year February would be the deadline for Grants under the present Community Grant Scheme. Think now, as he has no idea of how the new system will operate.
8 ELECTION of OFFICE BEARERS
Chairman Dr. Tony Balston declared all positions of the Jandowae Progress & Heritage Association Inc. vacant and called for nominations.
Position Candidate Proposer Seconder
President Ros Balston Jan Bickerton Mary Cleary
Vice President Jan Bickerton Ros Balston Mary Cleary
Secretary Vince Scouller Betty Wassell Ros Balston
Treasurer Violy Geist Heather Gall Jan Bickerton
As there were no further nominations Dr. Tony declared all candidates duly elected, and handed the reins over to President Ros.
In thanking everyone President Ros stated that she was concerned over small communities within the new ‘super councils” and that in future we will be needing a much stronger voice to not only grow but to survive.
9 VOTE OF THANKS
In moving a vote of thanks to Tony, Jan Bickerton stated that everyone knew of how much work Ros puts into the community and that somewhere along the line he was the one missing out, we are all thankful of his chairing the meeting tonight.
10 MEMBERS SUBSCRIPTION FEE
Moved by Ros Balston and seconded by Sally Maunder that fees be set at Individual $2.00
11 ADDRESS BY COUNCILLOR DONALD
Councillor Daryl Donald was invited to address the meeting regarding the coming council amalgamations. He gave a brief outline on his interpretations of the effects of a super shire.
The coming plebiscite won’t change anything but will show solldarity with the other Local Government Bodies. The transition committee has been selected and is meeting fortnightly,
the main concern at the moment is the employment of staff. He said that he would also like to endorse the words of Mayor Mick and Councillor Tom regarding the association and that while President Ros might not have a strong voice she can certainly use it effectively.
President Ros thanked Councillor Donald for his report and his continuing help along with the other Council Members.
The next meeting of the Association is set down for the 29th. October. 2007.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.45pm.