President's Message April 2019
Hello members and friends of Altona-Laverton Historical Society, The year is speeding by at an alarming rate so I thought I would touch base with you all about a few things your hard-working Committee have been achieving in the past few months. Firstly we were fortunate enough to receive an equipment grant from HBCC towards the purchase of office furniture. The Committee are in the process of creating a larger office space in the museum room that will ultimately become a research room for members to be able to conduct research in a collaborative, secure environment. The small office will be solely a storage area for the ever growing number of artefacts and items. The aim of these changes is to be able to keep a greater amount of research onsite - to minimise the risk involved when items are researched mostly from homes, creating difficulty in keeping track of who has what and where it is. Ownership of the research then belongs to the Society and not an individual (all recognition will be given, of course). The state wide Heritage Festival is on in May - we have a beautiful toy display on to get the conversations going about the toys we played with and how little some have changed over the generations. Devonshire Tea is on again for May but the Reilly’s will be away so we are leaving it in the hands of our gorgeous volunteer scone bakers and service will be done by the Seabreeze Quilters along with our regular volunteers. We will be back for June’s event but we do need more volunteers - not only for the Devonshire Teas but also for Tuesday’s as we see our lovely Joan retire from her many years of greeting visitors to the Homestead. If you have a few hours to spare, if not weekly, then at least fortnightly, we would really appreciate it. Several of our members still work full time so we are appealing to the retirees or part time workers for support! We do need to grow our membership, not only to share our love of local history, but also to share the load. We don’t want to overwork our dedicated team! If you are not able to help, or find the night time meetings difficult to get to, please let us know how we can keep you connected and engaged - maybe a daytime social event might be of interest? Our next General Meeting meeting is one we do need you to attend, if possible. According to our constitution, we only need to have one General Meeting a year and if we want to discuss any changes to our membership fees - this needs to take place at a general meeting before the AGM in August. We need a quorum for this meeting to make it constitutionally valid. The date for this meeting will be June 18, at the Homestead. The other meetings we have during the year are not ‘general meetings’ they are meetings that are not committee meetings, they are information sharing and the opportunity to have guest speakers and visitors. The treasurer’s report will have been discussed and accepted at the committee meeting. Members are more than welcome to attend committee meetings as observers - just let us know you would like to attend.
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