Sydney Branch – December 2022

On Tue 25 Oct, members of the Sydney Native Bee Community met via Zoom, for their Annual general meeting.
The Chair’s Report, and Financial Report were tabled.
The new committee was elected
A motion to simplify the committee to Co-Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer, ANBA Representative and Communications & Social Media was passed by vote.

The positions were then elected as follows:
Co-Chairs: Michelle Carrick, / Sam Higgins,
Secretary: Natalie Er
Treasurer: Isaac Mayer,
Communications & Social Media: Zac Narker,
Representative to ANBA Management Committee: Sam Higgins,
Congratulations to the new committee.

Two items of General Business were discussed
Anne Dollin has taken up a position to co-ordinate re-homing and fostering hives in Varroa Eradication Zones where baiting is occurring. A vote was passed that SNBC will support, promote and participate in this program.

Sam and Michelle discussed the structure of future meetings with the intention to create more opportuni-ties for community involvement. This will be done by increasing meeting frequency of both virtual and physical gatherings. Online meetings give interstate guests a platform to present and participate in our community, as well as providing our own members a chance to contrib-ute. We all agreed a balance of both virtual and face-to-face meetings will make it easier for more members to be involved.
The committee would like to express their gratitude to Dan Smailes for his involvement and enthusiasm in cre-ating a platform for the SNBC. He will continue to be active in the community and we thank him for his time in various roles on the committee.
From Secretary Natalie Er,

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