14 September 2012
VGA Annual General Meeting - Report
The 35 attendees celebrated our 10th birthday in style. We started with the cakes and slices at morning tea and they lasted well into the afternoon. We had a nice lunch too. Thanks for arranging that Deb.
The morning kicked off with a very informative session on residual herbicides. John Campbell from Macspred gave us a lot more info about these products than you will find on labels and he backed this up with plenty of case studies.
Alex Perera from DPI took us through licensing issues with a really novel quiz based on a popular game show and we were very impressed. She finished off with a session on decontamination of equipment.
Micheal Moerkirk from DPI gave us a different perspective on weed identification by showing us how to look for common characteristics from
rosettes through to mature plants as well as common groups of plants.
Finally, Steve Turmane from Parks Vic. went through their expression of interest documentation. Many members who recently worked through this process could not see the relevance of much of it. Steve did concede that
one small part should not have been included but that was pretty much it.
We ended the day with an open forum to discuss member issues. Jack Goutzoulas stepped down from the executive and we thank him for his
input during his term. Dean Drayton was elected to take Jack's place on the executive and we
welcome him. The rest of the executive remains the same.
It was good to see some new faces at the AGM particularly three new members and also good to a number of wives coming along. What is the old saying, "Behind every good man there is a good wife". We hope that you all found the
Thanks to all those who helped make the day the success it was.
.....Jeff Noack, President-VGA
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