Annual General Meeting 2019

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The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the ANBG will be held on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 5.30 pm in the Theatrette at the Gardens.

Light refreshments will be served from 5pm in the Dickson Room.

The AGM will be followed by a discussion of the arrangements for the 30th Anniversary of the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in 2020.

AGM Agenda

  1. Opening and Welcome
  2. Apologies*
  3. Acceptance of minutes of 30th AGM held on 27 September 2018
  4. President's Report – Max Bourke
  5. Treasurer's Report – Helen Elliot
  6. Report by Executive Director of ANBG – Dr Judy West AO
  7. Election of Officer-bearers and Council members (for 2 years in each case)**
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • 2 Council members
  8. Appointment of Auditor 2019-20
  9. Any other business

* Apologies can be emailed to or

** Elections will be held for the position of Vice President, Secretary and two 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.

Nominations for election to Council must be made in writing, signed by two financial members of the Friends and accompanied by the written consent of the candidates. These should be lodged with the Secretary by 10 October 2019, together with a brief summary outlining the nominee's relevant interests and experience. Nomination forms will be available from early September in the Friends Lounge, on the Friends website (, by ringing the Friends on (02) 6250 9548 and leaving a message, or by an email request to

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