January Meeting Minutes

It was decided that there would be a monthly meeting for January after all, so here is the minutes from the meeting last week.

Attending- Megan, Annamika, Bill, Ruth, Matt, May-Ring, Tony, Fiona, Jodie, June, Dan, George, Jakki, apologies from Dave.


Blitzes- Loosely plan to start the blitz season up again around April after which we expect our late summer heat over by, with the following people and months pencilled in for now- Dan April, Megan May, Jakki June & Dave July, following months yet to be allocated. Also it was unanimously agreed that the pre-blitz lunches held at the blitzee’s house with the team leaders prior to blitz day was a good idea and helps things to go more smoothly on the day of action.

AGM-  February’s meeting will be the AGM, the committee roles will be up for renewal and the roles are as follows- 2x co-convenors, 1x secretary, 1x treasurer, 1x IT Wizz/thermomix(George’s special title), 4x social secretaries(to be expanded from 2 to lighten the load, these will also manage the special interest groups-see below), and  1x blitz co-ordinator.A perk of being a committee member is monthly social dinners/get togethers.

Special Interest Groups- It was raised that as there is such interest in special interests as wine making, passata days, and so on, that these may be additional sideline groups just for these purposes and days/events to be organised for these purposes.

Socials- Sleepover/Pot luck dinner at Megan’s farm on 24th february, BYO camping gear, pot luck dinner or woodfired pizzas fire bans permitting, swimming in the pool if it’s hot, from 5pm onwards. bottling-plum wine and sauce, passata. Passata Day to be held at Megan’s on a seperate occasion, Jodie will enquire about trays of tomatoes for this and group message via facebook to discuss updates and drive the event organisation. Revisit to Southampton in March/April possibly.

Finances- Webhosting paid to date, $598 in the bank & $150 in petty cash for stalls float etc. Fundraising Ideas-fete to sell goods/preserves/hampers etc from Megan’s, auction a hamper with an item from each member, everybody bring a non perishable contribution for hamper to february meeting. Showcase gardens tour: charge more money for tickets, sell seedlings/plants etc on the day.

Next Meeting/AGM- Next Meeting which will be the AGM to be held at June’s new house on Wednesday 22nd february from 6.30pm at 7 Reveley Court in Sampson.