JANDOWAE AND DISTRICT PROGRESS & HERITAGE ASSOCIATION INC.

MINUTES

Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on Monday 12th October 2009

at the Community Centre at 7:30pm

 

1.      PRESENT

Darryl Donald, Violy Geist, Ian Gall, Ian Russell, Vince Scouller, Sister Mary Cleary, Doreen Beard, Darcy Maunder, Sally Maunder, Jan Bickerton, Ros Balston, Deputy Mayor Mick Cosgrove, Councillor Ed Hoffman (chair), Betty Wassell, Shauna Coombes

2.      APOLOGIES

Marg Atkinson, Peter Ireland, Amelia Wood, Ros Cooper, Beryl King, Kate Russell, Heather Gall

Moved by Ian Gall that apologies and attendants be accepted.Seconded Darcy Maunder.Carried

3.      WELCOME

Darryl Donald welcomed all present, especially Ed Hoffman, the Director of Economics and Community Development at Western Downs Regional Council; and Deputy Mayor Mick Cosgrove.

4.      MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD MONDAY 6th OCTOBER 2008

Presented by Shauna Coombes; moved by Vince Scouller that the minutes be accepted as read.Seconded by Jan Bickerton††††††††††††††††††††††††††             CARRIED

5.      BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

No business arose from the minutes

6.      TREASURERíS REPORT

Presented by Violy Geist.Bank balance $11,065.93 at the end of financial year (30/6/09).See attached report.Moved by Betty Wassell that report is accurate and a true record, seconded by Ros Balston.       CARRIED

7.      PRESIDENTíS REPORT

  1. PRESIDENTíS REPORT

The President, Darryl Donald, presented this report.

The Association has expanded its interests, with the business group and involvement in a youth committee.The aim of the youth committee is to engage local school kids in the community.They have been responsible for running two blue-light discos, for example.

The business branch is organising the ďshop localĒ campaign, and has produced a business/community group directory.

Much work has been done on Athlone Cottage, including finishing the ramp, various repairs to the buildings and the windmill, the upgrade of the shearerís quarters, which is ongoing, with the aim being to open them on Australia Day next year, and the addition of shelving to the dairy.We received a Powerlink grant, which was used to clean out the creek and build a rock wall along the bank, managed by Ian Gall and Peter Ireland.Darryl thanked all of the volunteers who help out at the site.

Jan Bickerton organised catering successfully for a number of events, including the Australia Day function last year, and running nachos stalls at various functions.Many thanks to her and her team; and to the Council for their assistance with funding at the Australia Day event last year.

There is still a need to expand the area down at the cottage, and it would be ideal if we could get the land next door somehow.We are looking into getting a cottage (the old Stewart cottage?) off Terry Sandís place, to be used for storage and office space.

Vinceís brochure has been well received throughout the area.Many thanks to him and the Council for the work and funding.

Vicki Warden has come out to the area twice to help with setting up the cottage and give advice on displays and preservation of articles and so forth.

We are grateful for all of the projects completed by the Council, such as the Memorial Hall acoustics and air-conditioning; disabled access to the pool; the respite care centre and so forth.We look forward to continued liaison with the council.

Darryl thanked Ros, Jan, Violy, Shauna and the many volunteers who have been involved with the group.

Moved by Ros Balston that report be accepted as read; seconded by Vince Scouller.††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† CARRIED.

8.      ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS

Ed Hoffman took the role of chair.He had praise for the committees at Jandowae, stating that the Council works through the local committees and people.

The council has talked with people out at Wandoan, where there is a similar issue with trucks travelling back and forth through town to the scales.It has been suggested that local committees and groups should send letters to Grain Co about rucks going through town and the workplace health and safety risk they can present.

There is ongoing development across the whole region, and we need to be active and get the developerís attention.

Chairman Ed Hoffman declared all positions of the Jandowae Progress & Heritage Association Inc. vacant and called for nominations.

Position††††††††††††††† Candidate†††††††††††††††††† Proposer†††††††††††††††††††† Seconder

President†††††††††††††† Darryl Donald†††††††††††† Ros Balston†††† ††††††††††† Jan Bickerton

Vice President†††††† Jan Bickerton††††††††††††† Darryl Donald†††††††††††† Mary Cleary

Secretary†††††††††††††† Shauna Coombes††††††† Mary Cleary††††††††††††††† Declined

Secretary†††††††††††††† Ros Balston†††††††††††††††† Vince Scouller†††††††††††† Declined

Secretary†††††††††††††† Ros Cooper†††††††††††††††† Ros Balston†††††††††††††††† Jan Bickerton

Treasurer††††††††††††† Violy Geist††††††††††††††††† Betty Wassell†††††††††††††† Ros Balston

Immediate past president: Ros Balston

As there were no further nominations, Ed Hoffman declared all candidates duly elected, and handed over to Darryl Donald.

9.      MEMBERS SUBSCRIPTION FEE

Subscription fees discussed.Moved by Sally Maunder and seconded by Jan Bickerton that fees remain at $2 for individuals and $5 for families. CARRIED

10.  ADDRESS BY COUNCILLOR MICK COSGROVE

Mick commented that it was great to see the committee being so involved in the community and doing a lot of good work, and gave us his best wishes for the next 12 months.He also mentioned that the Council has done itís best to go out to local towns as much as they can, to which Darryl responded how much we appreciated it and the need to make use of the Councillors when they come out here each month.

12.  VOTE OF THANKS

Darryl Donald made a vote of thanks to Ed Hoffman for coming down and chairing; and to Mick for coming out.

Ros thanked Darryl for taking on the presidentís job and for everything he does.

13.  CLOSE

The next meeting of the association is 9 November at 7:30pm.

The meeting closed at 8:20pm.

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