We had a fabulous turnout at our AGM on 5 November – thanks to all who were able to attend!
First up was our key-note speaker from Melbourne, Brett de Hoedt, who gave an excellent presentation on how to run an effective advocacy campaign. He gave us some great tips on leadership, teamwork, and communications. Here is a link to a similar presentation he gave to Our Community Inc if you want to have a look click here.
Next, our new Minister for Planning, the Hon Attorney-General Vickie Chapman MP, who gave an update on the revised Planning and Design Code that is now out for consultation for six weeks. There was some great news around heritage protection, urban design, and tree protection which looks promising. We’re looking at the fine print this week with some expert planners to help with our submission, but we’ll also need your feedback about your experiences with the portal. See our previous email with links to the portal and submission information.
After a short break to enjoy Tom’s sandwiches and Laura’s sushi, it was great to see that most of you stayed for the formal AGM. Following the President’s report from Christel, we had an election for new officers and committee members:
President – Dr. Iris Iwanicki,
Vice President – Elizabeth Vines
Secretary (Immediate Past-President) – Christel Mex
Treasurer – Tom Mathews
Additional committee members who elected were Lilian Henschke and Janet Scott. Four more members volunteered to fill casual vacancies and they will be confirmed by the committee at a later date. A big thanks to all who are stepping up to fill these important roles!
The best part of the night was when one of our founding members, Mr. Tom Matthews, received a life member award – well deserved Tom! Everyone was thrilled to see this important recognition, for this very special human being, who has dedicated thousands of hours as a volunteer President, Secretary, and everything else!
The draft minutes from the AGM and a revised financial statement are available below. The financial statement will be confirmed at the next general meeting, to be held in three month’s time. A recording of the Minister’s speech and Q&A session can be found by clicking here.
If you are on Facebook (Community Alliance SA Inc), don’t forget to ‘like’ our page and share our posts. Be on the lookout for more news on the Code and get your submissions in by 16 December!
Till next time,
Iris and Christel