We had a very successful Annual General Meeting last month, which saw the election of our new committee and the adoption of all amendments to our constitution. We now wait for the Queensland Government Office of Fair Trading to ratify these amendments, and then they will form our new Own Rules, which will be available on our website in due course.

Our new committee is fired up and already working hard on the events and services we want to deliver for the coming year. The team met for our annual planning day last week, and organised our plan of action for the next year, and set up our subcommittees.  We are very excited for the future of Permaculture Noosa. Unfortunately, we still do not have a new president and vice president—committee members are dedicated to ensuring we deliver, but do not feel they have time to take on a leadership role also.

Although still very much an active member of our committee, I must stand down as president, and will be running the Club Night for the last time this Thursday evening. I would urge any of our members who have experience in leadership to consider running for this position—and the job description is not onerous! For those of you who have seen me running around and looking too busy over the past 12 months, please remember that I took on many other portfolios in addition to the presidency! It is a great role for a very worthwhile organisation, and with an extremely dedicated committee to assist.

Join us for this Thursday’s Club Night—our last for 2019. Our guest speaker Cath Manual and our demonstration from Petrina King will focus on our health and wellbeing, and I’m certain each will inspire us. We have a wonderful Open Garden planned for the weekend at Lulu’s Perch in Pinbarren. The following week we are running a pop up workshop on building a worm farm near Gympie. Details for all these events are on our website. And to finish off our year, we are holding our Christmas Party at Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens on Sunday 15 December.

Remember, Permaculture Noosa is your organisation, and we always welcome your feedback. Send your suggestions to president@permaculturenoosa.com.au.

Best wishes for a very safe, healthy and happy holiday period,
Latha Matters
(Acting President)