Celebrating 70 years of protecting nature together

You are warmly invited to attend our 70th AGM, with guest speaker Dr Don Garden, followed by a presentation from Matt Ruchel, Executive Director, and Caitlin Griffith, Manager – Community Learning and Engagement.


Tuesday, 11 October 2022

6.00pm for pre-meeting drinks and canapés

Melbourne City Conference Centre
190 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000


RSVP Essential
: please confirm your attendance by Tuesday, 4 October.
Please email [email protected] or phone 03 9341 6500.

Please indicate whether you will attend in person or online and any dietary requirements.

If you are unable to attend the AGM in person, you can join online via Zoom from 6.50 pm. Please RSVP to receive your Zoom link.


Presentation: Conservation Journeys – History of the Victorian National Parks Association

Associate Professor Don Garden is the Immediate Past President of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, and a former member of the Australian Heritage Council. He served on the Council of the Australian Conservation Foundation and is a life member of the National Trust (Victoria), and is active in community history organisations.

Dr Garden taught History and Environmental History at the University of Melbourne and has written 17 books, including an environmental history of Australia and the Pacific and a history of El Niño events in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. In 2016 he received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to community history and heritage preservation organisations.

Don is a loyal member of the Victorian National Parks Association and author of Conservation Journeys – a short history of the Victorian National Parks Association. In 2012 he completed four chapters covering 1952 – 1992. Don is generously volunteering his time to write the next instalment from 1993 – 2010, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victorian National Parks Association.


Presentation: Protecting nature together

Matt Ruchel, Executive Director will update us on the progress made for nature and parks over the past year.

Caitlin Griffith, Manager – Community Learning and Engagement will share how our community has been enjoying, learning about, and protecting nature.


70th Annual General Meeting of the Victorian National Parks Association

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

MEETING PAPERS:

Minutes of the 69th AGM

Annual Report 2021–2022

VNPA Financial Statements 2021 – 2022


AGENDA

6.00 pm: Pre-meeting drinks and canapés

(6.50 pm: Zoom meeting opens)

7.00 pm: Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country, Dr Bruce McGregor, VNPA Council President

Guest speaker: Dr Don Garden

  • Conservation Journeys

Presentation: Protecting nature together

  • Matt Ruchel, Executive Director
  • Caitlin Griffith, Manager – Community Learning and Engagement

8.00 pm: 70th AGM, Chaired by Dr Bruce McGregor, President

  1. President’s welcome and introduction
  2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 69th AGM
  3. Adoption of the 2021-2022 Annual Report
  4. Adoption of the audited 2021-2022 Annual Financial Statements
  5. Appointment of the Auditor
  6. Election of Council (see Agenda item 6, on the AGM flyer)
  7. Awarding of Honorary Life Memberships
  8. Other business

8.45 pm:  Meeting close

For a more detailed agenda see the AGM Flyer.


Your VNPA membership is one of the best ways you can demonstrate your support for our vision of Victoria as a place with a diverse and healthy natural environment that’s protected, respected and enjoyed by all – thank you.

Thank you for being a loyal VNPA Member – we love having you stand with us.