MINUTES OF COMMITTEE
Date: August 12 2008
Location: Home of Bob Strickland
Present: Robert Brierley President), Eleanor Stephenson, Bob Strickland,
Barrie Gallacher, Jim Breen,
Apologies: John Cott
Robert welcomed those present.
John Cott is again in hospital awaiting a further procedure on Wednesday,
and all of the committee wish him well and send their regards.
3. BUSINESS OF THE MEETING
Approx 1800 plants were planted in 3 areas (Ruyton Girls; Bob Stensholt; Kevin Edgar)
Overall supervision was by Robert B, Barrie G, and Albert Toet, and time was spent with volunteers with training and safety issues.
Boroondara Council (per Adrian) has
since provided jute mat squares to protect the new plantings.
Both organisations have now effectively
covered themselves re FOBC activities.
The area of Back Creek of relevance to FOBC is referred to as the "Nicholsdale Road Drain"
A more appropriate name for this area was suggested as "Brierleys Brook".
The area of relevance to FOBC South
is referred to as "W Creek Drain" ie Drainage Reserve.
As previously discussed, Eleanor has
prepared about 21 small paintings which she will be donating to raise
funds which could be used for nesting boxes. Extensive marketing/advertising
will be required to maximise this generous fund raising activity, which
is still on hold until the meeting with Council and Melbourne Water.
The Treasurer provided a Balance Sheet and an Income Statement for the year to date.
Cash and near cash amounted to $9291.72,
of which $9,000 is a reserve for future planting.
September 9th at the home of Jim Breen