Spring is here and the days are getting palpably longer and warmer! The Kings Park Festival is also underway!
On Thursday September 3, Dr Josh Byrne delivered the 2020 Festival Address on “Greening Cities in a Changing World – the role of gardens, parks and unconventional spaces”. The event was fully booked and Josh gave a wonderful talk – entertaining, informative and lavishly illustrated with photographs. We are looking forward to further talks and events planned for the reminder of the year by the Communications sub-committee of the Management Committee.
The Growing Friends have been busy in the nursery. Everything is on track for our native plant sale on the morning of Sunday September 20. This will be our first on-site/person-to-person plant sale since March – yet another step in the return to normal activities for the Friends.
As mentioned in previous newsletters, we have been very fortunate and grateful that membership numbers have held up well throughout the coronavirus crisis. Thank you to all our members for your support throughout a very difficult time for the Friends! We have also been fortunate that assistance from State and Federal governments has kept us in a sound financial position.
A reminder that our AGM is coming up on October 15 and we’ll be calling for a new committee to serve from October 2020 to October 2022. Next week we’ll be sending out invitations to the AGM, as well as a link for nominating for membership of the Management Committee.
I intend to re-nominate for the committee; however, reluctantly I’ll be stepping down from the position of President. I encourage any of you with leadership aspirations (and, hopefully, some relevant experience) to nominate for the position.
4 September 2020