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World Summit on Climate Change and Global Warming - 2018

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, March 09, 2018

World Summit on Climate Change and Global Warming

June 21-22, 2018 in Paris, France

Climate Change Conferences | Environmental Science Conferences| Climate Change Meetings

This mail is from “World Summit on Climate Change and Global Warming” going to be held during June 21-22, 2018 in Paris, France.Climate 2018 is a leading forum for academic faculty, Meterology, registered Environmental professionals & practitioners, research experts in food technology, Climate and Environment, President’s, Founders, CEO’s, business delegates, investors in Environment & Climate sectors, young researchers and talented student communities from universities and research labs providing an ideal environment to share the latest innovations in the Environmental and Climate research.

For more information, please visit: https://climate.euroscicon.com/

We are concerning you with this mail, because our organization is providing huge discount on group participation. If your organization is interested in participating towards this international meeting in bulk then we will be providing the best discount on each registration and accommodation allowances. It would be our both honor and pride to see your organization participation towards this mega event.

We would be pleased to hear your acceptance and availability for the event. We anticipate your gracious presence at our event. It would be our honor to meet your presence at the conference venue in Paris, France.

Looking forward for your prompt response
With Regards,

Lauren Cooper
Program Manager
Climate 2018
Call @ +44-2033182512
Email: climate@eurosciconmeetings.com

FoP Inc Role Descriptions

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, February 16, 2018

 

Dear Friends

The Friends of Parks Board has now endorsed ‘role descriptions’ for Board members.

You may well ask ‘Why is this needed at all’ ? as Friends of Parks is a volunteer organisation.

The role of the Board has evolved since the organisation first became an incorporated body, with a constitution and board of management back in 1993. In those early days it was more an informal body that oversaw the grant governance arrangements commensurate with the new constitution.

Fast forward to 2018 and there is a very different operating environment in place. The environmental sector is much more complicated and diverse with lots of competing demands - the market place is more competitive, social/political and economic changes are happening faster and more consistently, legislation and governance requirements continue to evolve.

To ensure that the Friends of Parks organisation maintains its place as one of the peak volunteer organisation in South Australia, providing practical hands on support in parks, the Board has also needed to evolve and adapt to the changing circumstances.

To meet these changes, and in so doing provide more consistent support to member groups, it has developed a business plan consisting of five (5) separate sub-programs, with Board members taking a more primary role in driving business outcomes for the organisation as a whole. As a result the skill requirements needed by Board members has also changed. Board members need to be experienced and savvy in a number of areas, and this is expressed in the role descriptions for Board members – it is just one example of how much things have changed.

So, if you feel that you have something to contribute to the Board, please nominate to be a Committee member for the 2018 AGM.

Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM, to be held on Monday, 30 April 2018, at 9.30 am, at the Morialta Natural Resource Centre.

Duncan MacKenzie OAM

PRESIDENT

FRIENDS OF PARKS INC.

Attachments: Board Role Descriptions -

President

FoP Board Role- President FoP Board Role- President (118 KB)

Vice President

FoP Board Role- Vice President FoP Board Role- Vice President (28 KB)

Treasurer

FoP Board Role- Treasurer FoP Board Role- Treasurer (114 KB)

Marketing Chair

FoP Board Role- Marketing and Promotions FoP Board Role- Marketing and Promotions (120 KB)

Webmaster

FoP Board Role- Webmaster FoP Board Role- Webmaster (118 KB)

Committee Member

FoP Board Role- General Board Member FoP Board Role- General Board Member (38 KB)

 

Nominations for the 2018 Australian Natural History Medallion are open

Ashleigh Coombs - Saturday, February 10, 2018

Australian Natural History Medallion

For furthering interest and knowledge in Australian Natural History

Nominations for the 2018 Australian Natural History Medallion are open. This year all communication, as far as is practicable, will be via email. Signed nominations and supporting documentation should be forwarded via email as pdf files. Larger documents may still be sent via post to the FNCV Blackburn address as indicated on the attached documents.

Please feel free to circulate to other networks.

Don’t hesitate to contact if you have any questions or require assistance.

Nominations close 1 May.

Yours sincerely,

Maxwell Campbell

Secretary to the ANHM Committee

Phone: 0409 143 538, 03 9544 0181

email: mcam7307@bigpond.net.au

ANHM - Dossier guide ANHM - Dossier guide (51 KB)

ANHM - General Committee Nomination ANHM - General Committee Nomination (13 KB)

ANHM - Nomination 2018 ANHM - Nomination 2018 (110 KB)

ANHM - Trust Fund Donation Request 2018 ANHM - Trust Fund Donation Request 2018 (14 KB)

Call for Nominations to Conservation Council’s Executive Committee and Environmental Standing Committees

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, October 05, 2017

Call for Nominations to Conservation Council’s Executive Committee and Environmental Standing Committees


1. Nominations are now open for Conservation Council’s Executive Committee

If you are interested in helping to manage the State’s peak environment body then please consider nominating for the CCSA’s Executive Committee.

The role of Conservation Council’s Executive Committee is to provide progressive, collective leadership to the organisation, and to manage its affairs.

We are looking for people who have experience in management, high level campaigning, business, finance or fundraising or any other aspect of managing a non-government organisation and would like to assist. The positions are voluntary but rewarding. Attached is a nomination form. You can also nominate others.

Elections, if needed will be held at CCSA’s AGM on 2 November 2017

As our hard working and successful President for last few years (Nadia McLaren) will not be nominating this year we particularly ask people to consider the president’s position. If needed please talk to Craig Wilkins (0417879439) or Nadia for more info.


2. Call for nominations for our Environmental Standing Committees

To support the policy work of the Conservation Council we seek people who are willing to lead our Environmental Standing Committees on Biodiversity, Coast and Marine, Energy, Planning and Development, Waste, Sustainability and Water. If you or someone you know has the skills and expertise to share, then consider nominating yourself or asking others to nominate (form attached)

Nominations close 5pm Wednesday 19th of October
–post nomination forms to CCSA or email completed forms to hadyn.hanna@conservationsa.org.au

CCSA - ExecCommittee CCSA - ExecCommittee (131 KB)

CCSA - ESC CCSA - ESC (126 KB)

Call for nominations: Native Vegetation Council & Premier's Climate Change Council

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, June 01, 2017

Conservation Council SA

Dear friends

Please see attached information about both of these committees.

Nominations for both close COB on Friday 9th June.

To nominate, please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter that contains a short bio and explains your interest in either native vegetation or climate change.

You are welcome to circulate this email to others in your network who you think have the relevant background/skills.

Many thanks

Julia on behalf of Craig Wilkins

Conservation Council SA
The Joinery / 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8223 5155

 

Native Vegetation Council

CCSA - NVC CCSA - NVC (55 KB)

Premiers Climate Change Council

CCSA - PCCC CCSA - PCCC (52 KB)

Vale Dianne Cordes

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, May 26, 2017

Hi everyone

It is with great sadness that I let you know that Dianne Cordes, a tireless volunteer and dear friend to many, passed away last night at 7.40 pm, after losing a very long battle against cancer.

Dianne was a strong supporter of Friends of Parks Inc., having been a President, Secretary, and Member of several groups, including the Friends of Old Government House, Friends of Belair National Park, Heritage Committee - just to name a few.

I have just been speaking to Lorena (daughter), who has advised of the funeral details:

St Columba's Anglican Church - 3 Rosevear St, Hawthorn SA 5062

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017, 2 pm

The notice will be in The Advertiser on Saturday.

Regards

Pam Smith

Rotary Club of Burnside Inc 2017 Awards

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, May 05, 2017

Hi everyone

I hope that you enjoyed the Rotary Club of Burnside’s awards presentation dinner last night.

As promised, I have attached:

A summary of the night - feel free to edit

Citation for the Raine family

Citation for Dave Heard

Photos taken by Jen Pitman (thank you J)

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners - we hope that you have a wonderful night.

Rotarian David Dewar was photographer for the evening. Below is a message from David:

Please find attached the link to pictures from the Parks Awards night. These are the pics from my Canon Camera. I will process the pics from my Lumix camera on the weekend.

The link is here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/by5whdy2uud4xg1/AABQTGKX3uVK_ibfQk5P4wD4a?dl=0

Cheers,

David  

PP David Dewar PHF

Director & Editor

Rotary Club of Burnside Inc.

M: 0401 627 339

Rotary Summaries - 2017 Rotary Summaries - 2017 (14 KB)


Hi everyone

Please find attached the 2017 Nomination Forms and the Selection Criteria Forms for the Rotary Club of Burnside’s ‘Leadership in Conservation’ and ‘Volunteer of the Parks’ Awards.

Nomination forms need to be returned to Rotary by 28 February 2017.

Please note that the closing date for nominations has been extended to Friday, 17 March, 2017.

The awards will be presented at a Dinner, which will be held in April 2017, at the Belair Country Club.

Please feel free to forward this information to volunteers and staff who may be interested in nominating.

Regards

Pam Smith

 Grants & Volunteer Program Administration Officer

Rotary Nomination Form - Leadership Rotary Nomination Form - Leadership (209 KB)

Rotary Nomination Form - Leadership - Criteria Rotary Nomination Form - Leadership - Criteria (25 KB)

Rotary Nomination Form - Volunteer Rotary Nomination Form - Volunteer (209 KB)

Rotary Nomination Form - Volunteer - Criteria Rotary Nomination Form - Volunteer - Criteria (25 KB)

The State of Volunteering

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, March 09, 2017

E‑newsletter

The State of Volunteering Online

The State of Volunteering Online is an e-newsletter that the Office for Volunteers emails to volunteers, community organisations and government agencies.

Read the latest issue

Tell us your story

Do you have a story for The State of Volunteering Online? Articles and photos about your volunteering experiences, events, projects and achievements can be emailed to State of Volunteering Subscription Form

Vale Lindsay Best

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, March 02, 2017

Hi everyone

We have received the sad news that Lindsay Best passed away last Saturday.

Lindsay worked for the Department from 1982, and was Director of National Parks in the late 1990’s.

The funeral will be held on Friday, at 3:00pm, at the Heysen Chapel, Centennial Park.

Valerie and family will appreciate your support at this time if you are able to attend.

Regards Pam Smith

DEWNR - Shaping up to deliver

Ashleigh Coombs - Monday, February 20, 2017

DEWNR has kicked-off 2017 with a new organisational structure, one that sharpens our focus on areas of critical importance for South Australia

We now have a six group structure comprising:

• Parks and Regions
• Climate Change
• Water
• Economic and Sustainable Development
• Science
• People and Performance

Significantly, the new Economic and Sustainable Development Group will enhance our capacity to contribute to the economic prosperity of the state, with a core focus on nature-based tourism as a driver for jobs, community wellbeing and sustaining our environment.

Our purpose remains strong—to help South Australians to conserve, sustain and prosper.

Our new structure will enable a more focused and coordinated approach to deliver on this purpose, and the goals of our corporate plan.

The leadership of the organisation is in excellent hands, with six exceptional Group Executive Directors responsible for enabling a more direct and coordinated approach to achieving this vision.

I recognise that collaboration and partnerships are critical to our effectiveness, and invite you to engage directly with me and any of my Executive team to pursue new opportunities.

I look forward to working with you to deliver in 2017 and beyond.

Sandy Pitcher, CE

DEWNR - Shaping up to deliver DEWNR - Shaping up to deliver (1631 KB)