|Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th, April 2014||Reporting Back Meeting||Tooleybuc Sporting & Recreation Club||Saturday - The main purpose of the Reporting Back Meeting is to receive a report from Dr Joe Benshemesh on the monitoring season just completed. In addition, reports on two motion camera projects will be presented, Parks Victoria will present a report on Fire Management and Fire Impacts, Ogyris Ecological Research will speak about the Landscapes for Wildlife Project (commissioned by the VMRG), and the new VMRG Information Brochure will be launched.
The meeting will run from 12.00 noon to 4.30 pm and a light lunch will be provided
Dinner at the Tooleybuc Club at 6.30 pm.
Sunday - An escorted excursion to O'Brees Trust For Nature Reserve (Boundary Bend) and Heywood Lake (Narrung). Leaving at 9.15 am from opposite the Tooleybuc Hotel. Participants to bring their own Morning Tea and Lunch.
|Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th, October 2014||Annual training for volunteer monitors||Wonga Campground, Wyperfeld National Park||The VMRG conducts an annual Training Weekend on the 2nd weekend in October at the Wonga Campground, Wyperfeld National Park. The training is mandatory for all prospective monitors. Training includes field work requirements, safety in the bush and use of the technology. The program starts at noon on saturday and ends with lunch on sunday. For members, the cost of training is included in the membership fee, provided it is paid on or prior to the weekend. The cost for non-members is $20 per head.
An optional catering charge of $20.00 per head (children under 16 free) will apply. The fee will cover saturday evening campfire meal with desserts, sunday lunchtime bbq, and continuous hot refreshments. You will need to bring your own utensils.
Please note that these fees may change prior to the event
The large camping ground has composting toilets (three sets), limited water but no power and is suitable for all types of camping, including caravans.
|Sunday 12th, October 2014||Annual General Meeting||Wonga Campground, Wyperfeld National Park||The AGM incorporates the Election of the Executive - President, Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer - and the Committee Members (5), as well as receiving reports from the out-going Executive and Committee.
Filling all positions is essential if the VMRG is going to continue its very effective involvement in malleefowl preservation. All members are urged to consider accepting nomination to one of the positions.
Details of the election process will be forwarded separately.