32nd Annual General Meeting of the Friends - new time & venue

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Thursday, 15 October 2020 - 3:30pm

This year's AGM will be held in the Jaeger Room at the Shine Dome at 3:30pm on Thursday 15 October 2020.

Please note the change of time and venue.

The Shine Dome is on the ANU campus at 15 Gordon St, Acton ACT 2601 - see map. The boom gate will be open to allow parking.

This venue has been chosen because it can accommodate sufficient people for the AGM under the current COVID-19 capacity restrictions. The largest venue at the Gardens, the main room in the Crosbie Morrison building, is limited to only 24 people. Our Constitution requires 25 members present for a quorum and does not allow electronic meetings or proxy voting.

Provisional Agenda

  1. Opening and Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Acceptance of minutes of 31st AGM held on 17 October 2019
  4. President’s report – Max Bourke
  5. Treasurer’s Report – Helen Elliot
  6. Report by Executive Director of ANBG – Dr Judy West
  7. Election of Officer-bearers and Council members (for 2 years in each case) Note A
  8. Appointment of Auditor 2020-2021
  9. Award of Life Membership
  10. Any other business


A:  Elections will be held for the position of President, Treasurer, Secretary and four ordinary members of Council. If a current member of Council nominates for and is elected to another vacant position, there will be an additional vacancy for an ordinary member.

B: Apologies can be emailed to info@friendsanbg.org.au

C: There will be no speaker and no refreshments this year.

D: A printable version of this notice is available for download.


Nominations for election to Council must be made in writing by completing the Nomination form for Friends Council (Word, 64 KB), signed by the nominee and two financial members of the Friends. The form should be lodged with the Secretary by 1 October 2020, together with a brief summary outlining the nominee’s relevant interests and experience. Copies of the form are also available in the Friends Lounge, on the Friends website, by leaving a message on 0430 463 413, or by email at info@friendsanbg.org.au.

Anyone who would like to enquire about upcoming vacancies is asked to contact the President, Max Bourke by email at max@mebourke.com.

We depend on members' ideas, knowledge, skills and energy to achieve our goals in supporting the Gardens, especially in the current challenging circumstances and with so many exciting developments at the Gardens to look forward to. Please consider the difference you can make to the Friends and to the Gardens in this way.