Members are invited to attend our Incorporation Meeting.
Members of FoGSV may be wondering why we are having a meeting to become incorporated – many of you probably thought that we were already incorporated.
Up until a couple of years ago we were affiliated with the Friends of Parks, which IS an incorporated body, and hence we were covered through our affiliation with them.
Due to changes within Friends of Parks, which altered the criteria for eligibility, we were informed that we no longer met this new criteria – because we did not carry out hands-on volunteer works within the State’s Protected Area System under the direct approval and supervision of DEWNR Park Rangers. So we were asked in writing not to renew our membership in 2012.
This did not at first raise alarm bells, as the consequences were not immediately realised. They became apparent earlier this year when we were changing signatures at the Bendigo Bank to enable the new office bearers to carry out their functions. The Bendigo Bank informed us that they could find no trace of us being a legal entity and under the law they were not able to deal with us unless we were.
Due to our loss of affiliation with the Friends of Parks we were no longer covered by their Incorporation or name.
We have since applied for, and received from the Commissioner of Corporate Affairs, a temporary name which runs out on 26th June if not confirmed by us by Incorporation.
I hope that this clears up any confusion and that we will see a good number of you at the Incorporation meeting for which we also hope to have a speaker and provide nibbles.
We urge as many members as possible to attend. It will be a good opportunity to touch base with some of the committee and also meet other members.
We now have a speaker confirmed – Janine baker, Marine Ecologist & Educator. Read below to find out more about her talk.
“What’s in the Gulf?
The Weird and Wonderful Marine
Animals of Gulf St Vincent”
Janine Baker, marine ecologist and educator from citizen science group South Australian Conservation Research Divers (SACReD), will present a slideshow about some of the less commonly seen, unusual and endemic species found in GSV waters. Some of the content is based upon the exploratory surveys undertaken around gulf waters during the past decade, by SACReD members and associates.
When: Sunday 15th June
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Henley Sailing Club – 1 Seaview Rd / Esplanade, West Beach
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.