Minutes of FoMM meeting, Sunday 1 July 2007

Present: Vanessa Barbay, Pamela Mathie, Waltraud Pix, Andrew Blanckensee, Len Crossfield, Michael Doherty
Apologies: Alison Inglis, Steve Bittinger
Meeting opened: 5.15pm

(1) FoMM Income and Expenditure Financial Year 2006/2007
Andrew Blankensee (treasurer) presented report
Financial statement summary:
1st July 2006: $237.20 CR
1st July 2007: $449.90 CR

  • Income: two single $100 donations, cold coin donations at events, Molonglo Catchment Group annual membership fee ($25.00) paid by Hackett Community Association.
  • Expenses: phone, stamps and bank account fees
  • Report was read and accepted.
  • Copies of detailed report are available on request:

Andrew Blanckensee ph: 62491205, email: zipkow@ozemail.com.au
It was noted that there have been a range of in-kind contributions (print, potting soil, fertilizer, folding table and other).

(2) FoMM program for second half of 2007 (see updated 2007 program)

  • Sunday 29th July National Tree Planting Day 12-3pm

Coordination: Edwina Richardson
Area opposite Horse Paddocks, approx 60 plants.
Waltraud marking plant sites prior to event. Rangers drill holes with auger, creek line holes may need manual digging. Rangers supply water tank. Introduction on trees by Michael proposed. Promotion on website, email list and posters.

  • Sunday 19th August Erosion Control to extend matting at Dam site coordinated by Len. Promotion as for tree planting.
  • Sunday 26th August Tree walk 12-2, guided by Michael
  • Woody Weeds Working bee (and Morning Tea) on the third Sundays Sept, Oct, Nov
  • October Frogwatch during waterweek coordinated by Jenny (dates to be confirmed)
  • October Wildflower walk, proposed Orchid walk
  • November Talk on how fire affects native plants, by Michael Doherty, Blue Gum School Friends Lounge. Gold coin donation to cover $30 cost of venue hire.
  • December proposed Spotlight Walk (ranger) / Ant walk (Ajay), native grass seed collection

(3) Other business

  • Waltraud away 10th July – 28th August;

Contact during Waltraud’s absence:
Andrew Blanckensee ph: 62491205, email: zipkow@ozemail.com.au

  • Members informed on FoMM news via website based email list
  • All members encouraged to subscribe to website based email list, email to be sent. Currently a manual maintained list is (still) used concurrently
  • FoMM’s membership of MCG to be maintained. MCG is the appropriate umbrella group through which to apply for public funds as FoMM is not incorporated; MCG offers a range of support services; networking
  • Government currently pays for insurance of ParkCare groups

(4) Information

  • Vandalised sites at sheep camp now replanted and good turnouts for weeding
  • ACTEW spraying of ground cover under powerlines ongoing problem.
  • Proposed fenced plot on edge of dam to plant kangaroo grass to protect from kangaroos. Successful in Watson where grasses can produce seeds. Views concerning kangaroo culling raised – whether overgrazing is an urban myth.
  • Island floating on PVC piping in Lake – Grebe (Australasian G?) spotted by Len, possible breeding site??

Meeting closed 6.50pm

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