Thanks to everyone who attended the final planting day for the year and then celebrated at the party afterwards. We planted 870 plants!
Our President, David Pavone outlined our achievements for 2018 and what’s ahead for 2019 and beyond.
Here’s a wrap up of David’s speech.
2018 was season 12 where we planted 7,000 indigenous trees, plants and shrubs. We are considering downsizing the number of plants we plant per planting activity. Rather than around 700-800 plants per activity, in order to allow more on-the-day maintenance, we are considering reducing that to around 400-500 plants.
Committee meetings are open to all who are interested to attend, so please come along.
It’s important for us to share the knowledge. For example, if you would like to learn how to write a grant submission, update the website, learn about plant names or anything else, we are more than happy to pass this knowledge on. And likewise, from our volunteers, you all have so much knowledge, so please share it with us! We would really appreciate it.
For 2019 you may also be interested in providing assistance in the following areas:
- Become an event host – meet and greet volunteers (more information here).
- Letterbox drops
The FoEC trailer needs a home
Our Works Manager Rob is moving house and unfortunately cannot accommodate the trailer anymore. If anyone has room in their backyard or commercial property or knows of anyone who may be able to store the trailer, please let us know.
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Thank you to the Elizabeth Street Cafe for providing delicious fruit and baked goods for our party. Their support is so valuable to us and we really appreciate it. Please drop in to the cafe and enjoy a coffee and / or delicious meal.
Change of Treasurer
At the next AGM to be held early in 2019, Stephen Northey will be handing over the Treasurer role to our Website Manager, Lisa Davis
Please continue to donate as much and as often as you can as all proceeds are welcome and go towards catering and other operational items we use throughout the year. If you can make a direct deposit, please let us know or alternatively, make a donation at any of our planting days.
Thank you to the many dedicated and passionate volunteers who help make FoEC so successful. We couldn’t do it without you!
Preparation of the planting site
Finished – 50 volunteers, 870 plants planted!