• Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019
  • Time: 11am-1 pm (social 1-2pm)
  • Venue:
    • Physical: YHA Sydney Central- Meeting room level 8
      • 11 Rawson Place, Corner of Pitt St and Rawson Place, Sydney (opposite Central Station)
    • Virtual: Teleconference- RSVP essential
  • Guest speaker: Linda Groom. Kosciuszko National Park – the horses, the damage and the arguments.
  • RSVP via Eventbrite to assist with organising and to attend virtual meeting

Once a year we gather as group to discuss and determine the direction of AABR, catch up with colleagues who have guided the organisation and welcome new people with an interest in raising the bar on restoration.

At the AGM we will be foreshadowing a proposal to adopt a national structure for the group discussing the reasons why and what is involved. This will be a significant step in the evolution of AABR and all those who are interested in AABR’s purpose are encouraged to contribute to the conversation. This will be made possible with teleconferencing facilities at the AGM. Please RSVP to receive login details

Our guest speaker this year is Reclaim Kosci campaigner Linda Groom talking on Kosciuszko National Park – the horses, the damage and the arguments. Linda will present the issue of horses in the park from an environmentalist’s point of view, examining the most controversial aspect of the issue – the possible methods for reducing horse numbers – including arguments for and against each method. The presentation also explores the role of plants as ‘natural water managers’ at the head of the Murray catchment, and how they are affected by hard-hooved animals.

After the AGM (1-2pm) an hour of socialising is on offer with a bush regen buffet. Bring a plate to share there are kitchen facilities available.

Would you like to join the committee and support AABR? Talk to our President, Tein McDonald. Email president@aabr.org.au  about what is involved

RSVP’s are greatly appreciated and are necessary for those wishing to use the teleconferencing service

The Agenda for the AGM (print friendly)

11 am Welcome: Tein McDonald

11:05-11:35 Guest Speaker:

Linda Groom – Invasive Species Council Volunteer  – Kosciuszko National Park – the horses, the damage and the arguments

11:35-12pm Questions and Discussion

12:00-12:45 AGM

  • Attendance & Apologies
  • Minutes  of previous AGM held 17/11/18
  • Business Arising from previous minutes
  • Achievements of the year -Tein McDonald
  • Financial report– Suzanne Pritchard
  • Nomination of Returning Officer
  • Election of Office Bearers
    • Executive Nominations
      • President
      • Treasurer
      • Secretary 
    • Committee Nominations (at least 2)
  • Public Officer confirmed as Heather Stolle

12:45    Future Directions – A national structure for AABR

1-2pm Meeting Close- Socialising