Friends of Grasslands

Notice of FOG General Meeting and Special Resolution

Resolution – that FOG members amend subrule 38(2)(b) and Part 1.6 – Financial Matters – in FOG’s Constitution, as notified in special bulletin 2024 No.4.

FOG’s Committee has called a General Meeting to put the above motion to the membership (see Part 1.5 of FOG’s Constitution – Annual and other general meetings). It will follow the Mugga Mugga slide afternoon, at 4pm on 3 August 2024, at the Mugga Mugga Museum . The Committee proposes changes to:

  • the number of ordinary members on the Committee (subrule 38(2)(b)) from “up to six” to “up to nine”
  • Part 1.6 - Financial matters – to correct how the Gift Fund is managed and consequential overall streamlining of this Part.

Full information is in Special bulletin, 2024 No.4 (pdf, 0.3MB).

Please contact Helen (secretary@fog.org.au) and/or Matt (matt.whitting@fog.org.au) if you'd like to discuss anything about the proposed changes to the constitution.

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Grasslands and grassy woodlands were the most extensive vegetation community in Australia two hundred years ago. Today, some grassland communities in south-eastern Australia are more threatened than Australian rainforests.  How can that be?

Friends of Grasslands ('FoG' for short) is a community group dedicated to conservation of natural temperate grassy ecosystems in south-eastern Australia. FoG advocates, educates and advises on matters to do with the conservation of grassy ecosystems, and carries out surveys and other on-ground work. FoG is based in Canberra and its members include professional scientists, landowners, land managers and interested members of the public.

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FoG members help to conserve grasslands through hands-on projects, working parties, a newsletter and education work.  Current events are outlined in the FoG Calendar.

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Make a tax deductible donation to support grassland. Friends of Grasslands makes small grants to researchers, educators and on ground projects, a highly effective way to support grassy ecosystems. To support this, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of Grasslands Public Fund by:

  • Direct debit: BSB 633000, a/c 153493960 (Bendigo bank), please include your name and advise our treasurer: treasurer@fog.org.au.
  • Cheque: payable to "Friends of Grasslands Public Fund", mail to Treasurer, Friends of Grasslands Inc., PO box 440, Jamison Centre, ACT 2614. Include your name and postal address.

A receipt for tax purposes will be sent to you. Thank you.