SOWN eNews Nov 2019: Notice of AGM, Butterflies and Books


Notice of SOWN AGM

SOWN members are hereby notified that the AGM will be held on Saturday 7 December at 4.00 pm at the SOWN Nursery, 57 Paten Road, The Gap.

Nominations for the Executive and Management Committee close on Friday 22 November. A copy of the nomination form is attached.

At the AGM, the following business will be conducted:
– Presentation of Life Membership Certificates to Anne Jones and Rob Whyte;
– Consideration of reports from Office Bearers and the Auditor;
– Election of Office Bearers and Committee for 2020; and
– Clarification of Rules for Life Members.

After the meeting, drinks and refreshments will be available to celebrate the end of our 25th year. If you are able, please bring a plate to share.

New Butterfly Identification App

Butterflies Australia is a citizen science project which has recently launched a new mobile phone, butterfly app.

The app includes photos and information on all butterflies in Australia. You can use the app to identify butterflies that you see and send photos and data into the project.

For more information on the project and the app, including how to download it, go to their website at the attached link.

Two books for Christmas

Our new Life Members Anne Jones and Rob Whyte are meant to have retired recently. However, in their irrepressible way, they have merely changed hats from Toadshow to their new publishing company h-a-r-p-o.

They have recently published two new books in time for Christmas reading: ‘Where Angel Fears to Tread’ is a fast-paced novel in the Brisbane noir style; and ‘Eccentric Voices: A scrapbook of Brisbane cultural history 1965-1995’.

You can find out more at the h-a-r-p-o website and buy copies from Avid bookshop or Anne and Rob.