Ten of us met together at the home of Alison White and John Fisher at Wartook. Plus we had quite a few apologies.




  • Minutes from last AGM were circulated and passed.

  • Proo gave her presidents report, reporting on our activities of the Clean up Australia Day in March, a visit to Brim Springs with Ben to visit some aboriginal rock art, an evening where Ryan presented some of the findings of the Bioscan, and a working bee at Red Gum walk. The flood recovery work has been completed but there is now the recovery work from the Victoria Ranges fire from February to be done. Zumsteins picnic area has been opened and Dave did a good job consulting with the community. The Park is still facing the environmental threats from government changing policies which have relaxed the rules on firewood collection, increased burning regimes as a result of the Black Saturday royal commission and recently the relaxing of rules to allow commercial developments within National Parks. A recent loss was the passing away of David Thompson.

  • Mabel presented the treasurer’s report which was kindly audited by Ron Goudie free of charge.


Election of Office Bearers


President: Margo Sietsmal


Vice President: Leigh Douglas


Treasurer: Mabel Brouwer.


Secretary: Wendy Bedggood.


Committee Members: Janbert Brouwer, Alison White, John Fisher, Proo Pyke, Noushka Reiter, Ben Gunn .


Webmaster: Frank Vanderpeet.


Newsletter editor: Margo Sietsma



The AGM was closed and we proceeded to a General Meeting.