Delegates Meeting 10 December 2020
Minutes of Meeting of delegates 10 December 2020
Greetings to you all,
The end of a very interesting year is fast approaching but here are several items to note. Please forward this on to your members also.
1 MESSAGE FROM QCGC PRESIDENT - Phil Adam
2020 has been a year many of us would like to forget for many reasons. Most clubs have faced a curtailment of their normal activities. We are all looking forward to a better year in 2021 for our gardens, our clubs and our families. However, 2020 has not been without its positive side. With few exceptions we have shown a remarkable community spirit where cooperation and caring have triumphed over narrow, more self-centred concerns. Many people have found a renewed pleasure in their gardens which has helped them to remain grounded in the face of difficulties. It is to be hoped that this increased interest in gardening can be maintained in the future. Finally may I wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. May your gardens prosper.
2 QCGC EVENTS
QCGC is planning our usual events for 2021 in the expectation that they will all go ahead. Presidents’ Morning Tea March 31 Wednesday, Friendship Day June 30 Wednesday, Fashion Parade August 25 Wednesday, Christmas Luncheon and Biennial Awards November 24 Wednesday
3 A GARDEN A-FAIR
The weekend of 10-11 April. The theme is Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Joseph Banks in Australia. There are many ways clubs and their members can participate. Clubs can apply to have a stall to sell products and enter the Club Competition. Individuals are encouraged to enter cuts, plants, floral art and home grown produce on the competition bench and send in an entry in the Photography section. Specialist plant societies may put on a static display. Look for information in the mail in mid-January.
4 MINUTES OF NOVEMBER MEETING
The minutes are attached for your information.
5 JANUARY NEWSLETTER
This is currently being prepared and will be posted mid -January. If your club has an item you wish to be included please send to me before December 17.
6 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AM will be held on Monday 15 February 2021 in the Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens staring at 10am. All positions will be declared vacant and clubs may nominate one of your members for any position particularly Assistant Secretary and Environment which have not been filled this year. Please contact me to request information on what the position entails. Committee meetings are held monthly after the Delegates meeting.
7 RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP
The forms will be included with the January Newsletter. The fee remains at $25 and is due by 29 February 2021.
8 DELEGATES MEETINGS
Covid has caused major disruption to our meetings this year. The Seminar Room at Brisbane Botanic Gardens (BBG) was unavailable which meant changing to the Auditorium at BBG. Due to the 1st Monday being unavailable the day also had to be changed. At this stage meetings have been scheduled for the Auditorium at BBG and because of prior bookings the days are not consistent. Dates so far are February 15 Monday, March 11 Thursday, April 1 Thursday, May 13 Thursday. Please notify your Delegate.
9 Just Geraniums - Wendy Skelton
“Just advising that in 2021 I won't be doing presentations at garden club venues. However, Garden clubs can visit (either in Bus or by car) and enjoy a free presentation whilst they are here, more details are on my website…“
I would like to wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season and look forward to seeing or hearing from you next year.
Queensland Council of Garden Clubs Inc