Saturday 11th March
Annual General Meeting
At Groom’s Cottage during the Members’ Weekend. 2pm.
The LNHA AGM will be held this weekend. Please ensure that you are financial before nominating or voting. The AGM will be on Saturday 11th March at 2:00 pm in Groom’s Cottage. (See nomination forms at the end of the newsletter – to be sent to the secretary 14 days before the meeting.) Our speaker will be Dr Catherine Pickering, Griffith University botanist and specialist in growing native plants. She will speak at Binna Burra Lodge on Friday 10th at 8pm in the Library, and after dinner on Saturday 11th at Groom’s Cottage.
Speaker: Dr Tim Heard, entomologist and native bee enthusiast.
Green Mountains NHA 40th Birthday celebration.
More information later.
Speaker: Dr Robert J Raven, the arachnologist who contributed the chapter on spiders in “A Guide to Lamington National Park”.
Speaker: Dr Melinda Laidlaw, botanist.
PLEASE NOTE FOR MEMBERS’ WEEKENDS:
Accommodation: Bunkhouse (behind Groom’s Cottage) $8.00 per person per night. BYO sleeping bag etc
Food: Self-catering (at least until or unless a volunteer appears).
Nominations required, especially for the meal on Saturday night.
Fri June 17 – Sun June 19
This weekend is for new volunteers and “old” ones – there is quite a bit of updating to be done, so Wil Buch, RIC Lamington, would like to see as many volunteers as possible in attendance. (It is essential for those who did the “short course” last year in order to complete their accreditation.) Guest Speaker: David Jinks, Gold Coast botanist (Friday night in the Lodge Library; Sat. night in room’s Cottage) Self catering on Friday and Saturday nights. Please reserve your place for accreditation and for accommodation in the bunkhouse with the secretary, Kathryn Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org 0734 200 182
Fri Sept 9 – Sun Sept 11
Guest Speaker: Warwick Wilmott, geologist and author of the “Rocks and Landscapes …” book series
Catering: to be announced
Members’ Christmas Weekend
Saturday Nov 26
am. A bush walk
12.00 noon in Groom’s Cottage: ‘Christmas’ Lunch, catered by members of the Management Committee. Nominal cost: $5.00 per person
1.30 pm in Groom’s Cottage: James Cifuentes, recipient of the first LNHA – Griffith University Bursary will present an illustrated talk on his completed Honours Thesis
4.30 pm: LNHA General Meeting
5.30 pm Groom’s Cottage: BYO pre-dinner drinks and nibbles
6.00 – 7.30 pm: Self-catering dinner.
7.30 pm: Michael Dickinson will again hold the floor.
25-27 November – Members’ Weekend
Friday Nov 25 8.30 pm in the Binna Burra Lodge Library: Michael Dickinson, registered wildlife spotter / catcher, with 25 Years Zoological Experience. He has been very active in dingo and wild dog control. will speak to a combined group of Binna Burra Lodge guests and LNHA members.
19th – 21st June:
We have a members weekend with speaker professor Jean-Marc Hero.The Friday night talk on frogs and ecosystems will start at 8:30pm in the library.
Saturday at 9am there will be a leisurely walk to Coomera Falls meeting at Grooms Cottage. Afterwards meet for cheese and nibbles and dinner at 6.Prof. Hero will continue his talk from 8pm.
27th – 29th November Members’ Weekend and Christmas Lunch
Speaker is Trish Wemberley, Director of the Australian bat Clinic and Trauma Centre at Advancetown.
Friday Night – 8.00 pm – A presentation in the upstairs Library at Binna Burra.
Saturday 9am – Meet at Grooms Cottage for a short walk before Lunch.
Christmas Lunch 12 Noon – As usual Christmas Lunch will be supplied by committee in Grooms Cottage
Saturday (5:30 nibbles) – 6.00 pm – BYO Shared Dinner meal at Grooms Cottage or if you prefer we can order a selection of Pizzas from the Teahouse.
Saturday 8.00pm – Presentation in Groom’s Cottage.
Nominations for Christmas Lunch, dinner and bunkhouse accommodation contact Judith de Boer on (07) 5532 5459 or email email@example.com
Friday 11th- Sunday 13th
40th Anniversary of the LNHA!
Special guest is Glenn Leiper, co author of Mangroves to Mountains and Photographer will speak Friday 8pm at the lodge library. The 40th Anniversary luncheon starts at 12 on Saturday.
Contact Judith deBoer if you would like to come on 07 5532 5459.