JANDOWAE AND DISTRICT PROGRESS & HERITAGE ASSOCIATION INC.
Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on Monday 6th October 2008
at the Community Centre at 7:30pm
Ros Balston, Peter Ireland [chair], Vince Scouller, Jan Bickerton, Doreen Beard, Councillor Mick Cosgrove, Cheryl Cosgrove, Sally Maunder, Councillor Carolyn Tillman, Beryl King, Darryl Donald, Ian Gall, Heather Gall, Betty Wassell and Shauna Coombes
Darcy Maunder, Mary Cleary and Violy Geist
Peter Ireland welcomed all present.
4. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2007
Presented by Vince Scouller, and moved by Vince Scouller that the minutes of the previous AGM be confirmed as read. Seconded by Jan Bickerton CARRIED
5. BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
No business arose from the minutes
6. PRESIDENT’S REPORT
The President, Ros Balston, presented her report and moved that the President’s Report be accepted as read (copy attached); seconded by Heather Gall. CARRIED
Ros Balston thanked for the opportunity to be President for so long, however, she felt it was time to pass the baton on.
Peter Ireland thanked Ros Balston for her ongoing commitment and support over the previous four years in which she had been president.
7. TREASURER’S REPORT
Presented by Vince Scouller (copy attached). The annual report shows a net surplus of $4337.44 and a bank balance of $5671.76 on 12th September 2008.
Moved by Peter Ireland and seconded by Doreen Beard that the report be accepted as an accurate record. CARRIED
8. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS
Chairman Peter Ireland declared all positions of the Jandowae Progress & Heritage Association Inc. vacant and called for nominations.
Position Candidate Proposer Seconder
President Darryl Donald Vince Scouller Ros Balston
Vice President Jan Bickerton Ros Balston Sally Maunder
Secretary Shauna Coombes Ros Balston Jan Bickerton
Treasurer Violy Geist Ros Balston Jan Bickerton
Secretary Vince Scouller(Declined) Betty Wassell
As there were no further nominations, Peter Ireland declared all candidates duly elected, and offered to hand over to Darryl Donald.
9. MEMBERS SUBSCRIPTION FEE
Subscription fees discussed. Moved by Jan Bickerton and seconded by Ros Balston that fees remain at $2 for individuals and $5 for families. CARRIED
10. ADDRESS BY NEW PRESIDENT
Darryl Donald noted the need for change, and a widening of interests of the committee, following such success with Athlone Cottage, and he hoped to be able to provide this broader perspective, especially in the light of the Council amalgamations and changes in the town and district.
With the changes in the Council, Darryl noted the need for close liaison with the Council, and that, with the centralisation of councils, community groups are of even greater importance for the town.
11. ADDRESS BY COUNCILLOR MICK COSGROVE
Councillor Mick Cosgrove spoke highly of the way in which the amalgamation and the new council was working. He mentioned the possibility of the council elections being shifted from March to October, for a variety of reasons.
Councillor Mick addressed the changes occurring in the area, namely the potential of mines opening up in the area, and ruining the best agricultural land around. The council is planning to draw up a map to be provided to the State Government, showing the best agricultural land, and advising of the stupidity of mining there.
Nathan Dam is appearing to go ahead, which should help alleviate the water problems in many towns in the district, as there will be a pipeline down to those towns.
He commented that a council structural engineer was going to look at the Baker’s Oven at Athlone Cottage, and provide a recommendation (rebuilding or condemnation) about the building.
Councillor Mick also reassured the committee that support received from Wambo Shire Council is likely to continue under Dalby Regional Council, including the insurance policy. (Paul Smith contacted council, as yet, this has not come up before the council – it will in the next meeting).
Dalby Regional Council is in the process of petitioning the State Government for a name change.
12. VOTE OF THANKS
Ros Balston thanked Peter Ireland for being the chairman, especially at such short notice.
Darryl Donald thanked Councillor Cosgrove and Councillor Tillman for their report and support.
The next meeting of the association is on 3rd November 2008, and it shall continue to be on the first Monday of the month.
The meeting closed at 8:25pm.