Lock The Gate Alliance held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Murwillumbah on the Saturday and Sunday of the June long weekend (11 & 12 June) at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre.
The AGM elected the new committee for the next 12 months. Drew Hutton was elected President and, of local interest, Michael McNamara from NRG was elected to the committee.
Saturday saw the administrative stuff dealt with and then after lunch groups from as far afield as Broome, Bowen, the South Coast of NSW, all points in between and, of course, Northern Rivers Guardians gave presentations about the issues in their area and their strategies and activities.
On Saturday night attendees enjoyed the dinner prepared and served by NRG members and were treated to a concert with performances by NRG members and supporters.
Sunday saw the delegates getting down to work to focus on setting the direction and organisational structure for the Lock the Gate Alliance over the next year. More info will come out from Lock The Gate as these are firmed up over the next few weeks.
All in all it was a fantastic two days.
Northern Rivers Guardians supported the AGM by:
Catering for lunch and dinner on Saturday, Morning and Afternoon Teas on both days and Lunch on Sunday for those attending the AGM. It went extremely well and we were able to raise much needed funds for NRG campaigning efforts. Thanks to Danielle for leading the efforts in the kitchen over the 2 days, the members who helped out with reheating, presenting and serving the food and to all those members (many of them new members) who slaved away in the kitchen to provide such a wide variety and large amount of scrumptious food.
Providing entertainment for AGM attendees The reprise of the performance from the United Community Gathering by the Fracking Theatre Company went over very well. Other performances were very popular. Thanks to Julie for organising the concert and to the members and supporters who performed on the night.
Liaising with accommodation providers and offering a billeting service A number of attendees took up the billeting offer. Thanks to Peter for co-ordinating this aspect of our support and to the members who opened up their homes.
We are adding a Gallery page to the website. Pictures will be posted there. Check our Blog for brief reports of each day with some pics. You can also see more on various Facebook pages including NRG and Lock the Gate Alliance.