This news letter contains a summary of the main points arising at Committee meetings. We shall endeavour to keep the members up to date in future.
Members are reminded to attend and support the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, April 1-5 in Carlton Gardens.
Members are asked to help Committee members in Leon Frankcom’s “Phone-around” exercise (see Committee Meeting extracts below) as far as they are able, bearing in mind that the personnel shortage is acute. We need an apprentice Membership Officer now, to take over that role from 1 July, and a Treasurer from about end August. In the absence of volunteers willing and able to meet the requirements of these positions, we shall have to employ professional personnel, and run down financial reserves and/or increase fees. Please contact the Membership Officer and Treasurer if you have computer skills and are able to help.
Members have been circulated to ask their preference on the Constitution membership clause, if they wish a change to be made. The change would concentrate voting power with sculptor members. Emails have been sent March 18, and postal advices to those without email were sent on March 17. An Extraordinary General Meeting will be held in May to implement a preferred change.
Leon Frankcom has compared sample searches on the Services and Supplies Directory with the same searches on Google and finds the Directory to be a winner in terms of ease of use and results. The Directory needs updating and marketing. Please contact Jenny Rickards if you can help. Copy of detailed report can be obtained from Leon Frankcom after April 1.
Suzanne Kaldor organised a very interesting and professional talk by Robert Lee this month, and this is commented upon by Patrick below.