Awards at AGM
Field & Game Australia’s Annual General Meeting at the MCG on October 13 failed to reach a quorum so the gathering went ahead as an information session for delegates.
Annual awards were also announced with Sale Field & Game winning the Blue Wing Trophy for continued commitment and dedication to volunteer conservation and habitat improvement.
Bairnsdale finished second in the Blue Wing Trophy and Northern Territory third.
Northern territory picked up the Media Award for consistently promoting Field & Game activities and actively campaigning on important issues.
Benalla FGA received the Pest and Vermin Control Award.
Gordon Macalpine from Sale FGA was presented with a Member Service Award in recognition of outstanding service to the aims of the organisation.
The results of the Board election were also announced at the AGM and amended subsequently following the discovery of three valid ballot papers in the returning officers junk email folder.
In accordance with the constitution a recount was conducted, which did not change the personnel elected, but did change the order and therefore the length of tenure for two candidates.
The results were are as follows (lower score indicates highest preference):
• Mark Daley, Bendigo FGA: 274 points, elected for a three-year term.
• Peter Hawker, Frankston FGA: 306 points, elected for a three-year term.
• Glenn Falla, Geelong FGA, 309 points, elected for the two-year term.
• Daniel Johnson, Ballarat FGA: 371 points, not elected.
Kady Hymon and Stephen Lees step up again to collect the Media Sward won by Northern Territory
John Hirt and Deb Meester accept the Blue Wing Trophy on behalf of Sale Field & Game.
Mick Crane and David Young being presented with 2nd place in the Blue Wing Trophy