Looking At Landcare (4/11/2021) – AGM Outcomes

Hi Landcarers

We were fortunate to welcome guest speaker Michael Thomas, Environmental Officer from NorthParkes Mines to make a presentation on the NorthParkes Kokoda Offset property at Our Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) Annual General Meeting last Wednesday.

Familiar faces continue to support CWLL in the next financial year. It was once again another low key AGM via zoom. We are looking forward to face to face in 2022!

Margot Jolly from Parkes has once again taken on the role of Chairperson for the 2021-22 Committee. Ben Kerin from Trundle was appointed as Deputy Chairperson.

Margaret Haddin from Parkes has stepped down from the Executive, but is still assisting in a Committee role. The Committee expressed a huge thank you to Margaret for her work for over ten years with the Committee.

Maree Yapp, from Forbes is continuing in the role of Treasurer and Public Officer.

We have ongoing representation from both the Parkes and Forbes Shires from Michael Chambers as Secretary, based in Parkes Shire and Darrin Kopp also continues in his role from Forbes Shire.

As anyone who is involved in voluntary organisations would know, especially those that have assets to maintain, staff to pay etc, it makes a massive difference if you have a fabulous team supporting you…and that is what we are very fortunate to have!

Due to Council elections being postponed until 4 December, the two Council representatives will be appointed in 2022.

The excerpt of our Annual Report is available for distribution. This report is an overview, including Chairperson report, Treasurer’s Report and Coordinators report, and further details on significant undertakings over the past year…and photos!

Of course, Costa had to be on our front page. His visit was a huge part of our events and during his visit there were over 1000 people engaged from small children, through primary to some gorgeous elderly community members that joined us at the Forbes Riverside Community Open Day.

Obviously COVID19 has impacted deliverables from some of our projects, but we were fortunate to have an extremely busy year in the in the lead up to the second outbreak and are feeling pretty fortunate to be able to deliver for our communities and we are gearing for a busy 2022.

We are looking forward to visiting the Kokoda property in early December.

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