7th Annual General Meeting
Room KSEC2, Kathleen Syme Centre
251 Faraday Street, Carlton
Sue Chambers (President), Lyn Behenna, Ian Bird, Don Chambers, Colin Macnamara, Helen Macnamara,
Frank Strahan, Greta Bird, Susan Roderick, Fred Jevons, Simon Messenger, Nicole Gatto, Jennifer Standish, Margaret Ericksen, Jacqueline Ots, Dale Harvey, Richard Honess, Joyce Craig, Charles Craig, Warren Green, Lyn Cracknell, Gina MacPherson, Roger Woock, Fiona Clyne, Richard Tisher, Gilbert Kerr, Price Williams, Christine Williams, Elaine Tisher, Peter Sanders, Mano Kerr, Marian Kent, Rolf Beilharz, Carole Turner, Dennis Toth, Ian Cunliffe, Genevieve Cunliffe, Margot Sharmon, Traudl Moon, Dick Standish, Kathy Sanders, Barry Dickens.
Cr Kate Redwood, Cr Kimberley Kitching, Hon Glenyys Romanes MLC, Connie Paglianiti, Liz Jones, Mark Rubbo, Rob D’Orazio, Ronnie Fookes
Anne Evans, Mary Sheehan, Kathy & Ian Hore, Susan Ryan, Alan Turner, Peter Allen, Doug Fullerton, Joseph Christiansz, Vyrna Beilharz, Cr Catherine Ng, Celestina Sagazio
2 Minutes of Previous Annual General Meeting
Recommendation: That the minutes of the 6th Annual General Meeting of the Carlton Residents Association be confirmed as an accurate record of that meeting.
Moved: Warren Green
Seconded: Dick Standish
3 President’s Report
The President’s report, which had been circulated with the agenda, was noted. Also announced by Cr Kate Redwood was the donation of $10,000 by Melbourne City Council to the History Project. The MCC has given a total of $30,000 to this project. Connie Paglianiti from the Carlton Business Association commented on the sound working relationship between them and CRA, which helps maintain Carlton as a family area.
When discussing the report members raised the following issues:
· The location of an underground station train station in Carlton.
· The involvement CRA has in combating drugs in Carlton.
· The involvement CRA has had with the Royal Park Protection Group.
Sue also thanked the Committee members for their contribution to the running of the CRA in 2002.
Recommendation: That a vote of thanks be given to the CRA Committee
Moved: Cr Kate Redwood
Seconded: Sue Chambers
Recommendation: That the President's report be accepted.
Moved: from the Chair
4 Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer’s report that had been circulated with the agenda was noted. This was in two parts, one for the General Purpose Account and one for the History Account. It is noted that donations to CRA have fallen away although some members have rounded up their fees as a way of making a small donations. The Treasurer acknowledged the assistance that the MCC’s Community Services Grant gives to the running of CRA and the healthy level of funds in the two accounts.
Recommendation: That the Treasurer's report be accepted.
Moved: Richard Standish
Seconded: Peter Sanders
5.1 Membership fee for 2003
Moved: Richard Standish
Seconded: Richard Horness
6 Election of Officers of the CRA and the Ordinary Members of the Committee
As no further nominations had been received for the election of officers of the CRA and ordinary members of the Committee, the following members were declared elected:
President – Dr Sue Chambers
Vice-President - vacant
Secretary – Colin Macnamara
Treasurer – Warren Green
Ordinary Member - Greta Bird
Ordinary Member – Rhonda Day
Recommendation: That members propose a vote of thanks to Sue Chambers for her contribution as President.
Moved: Richard Standish
Carried with acclamation.
7 Other Business
7.1 Royal Exhibition Buildings (REB) and Museum Victoria (MV)
Rob D’Orazio and Robin Fookes gave a short talk about the REB and MV and what they are doing to increase public interest, and the intention to keep up monthly contact with CRA (via the President) to discuss events at the REB. They would like to explore opportunities for events with local community groups. Museum Victoria is up for World Heritage Listing as it is the last remaining industrial exhibition hall left in the world. It is planned to arrange a tour of the REB for CRA members.
7.2 Guest Speaker
Liz Jones, of La Mama, introduced the guest speaker, Barry Dickens.
Barry Dickens, author and playwright, who is a long time resident in Carlton, entertained the audience with his memories of Carlton back in the 1970s. Unfortunately some of the Carlton that Barry described is disappearing because of the ongoing redevelopment that Carlton is experiencing. La Mama performed Barry’s first play (Ghosts) in 1975. Barry offered his assistance with CRA’s opposition to some of the unacceptable developments that are sometimes proposed by offering to “insult” any group we cared to nominate.
A light supper was served at 9.30 p.m.