Thanks to our members for attending the AGM today. We’ll distribute the minutes shortly.
We’d like to remind our members the Annual General Meeting for the Association is scheduled for this coming Saturday, 22nd July at the Centre of Sustainability at the Coal Loader in Waverton.
The meeting will commence at 10:00am sharp.
The committee look forward to seeing you all there.
Baragoola Preservation Association Incorporated
There are so many facets of a project of this size, we can never stop thinking outside the square.
Committee member Jono has been liaising with Peter Allan of Pest Inspection Services Pty Ltd to assess and treat the threat of termites on board. We must present such a delicious target for them, all that timber in a nice humid harbourside environment.
Evidence of termites was unfortunately found. Peter of Pest Inspection Services has kindly donated his services to not only treat the termites, but also encourage Bayer to provide the baits at no charge.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Peter for donating his time and knowledge to solve this problem for us. Please visit our Donors and Sponsors page for information to contact Peter if you require the services he offers.
The Restoration Team
We’re beginning 2017 with gusto. On-going work on board over the preceding year, including the temporary removal of the aft wheelhouse, has allowed some waste to accumulate on board.
So to kick off 2017, we’re on a waste removal campaign to give us plenty of room to get cracking with the important jobs on board. We will also be moving back to posting more regular updates about activities on the boat and those around growing the association too.
Fresh faces and new ideas! But the preservation of the Baragoola continues unabated.
2016 has been a fantastic ride aboard the Baragoola – and we haven’t even left the dock! The Associations’ management structure has been streamlined, we have been successfully engaging with our strategic partners in the preservation and sometimes although it may appear the Baragoola herself has changed little, much is always happening.
We have farewelled some long-time members and volunteers, embraced some fresh faces joining the team and welcomed back volunteers from previous years. We would particularly like to thank Lance Lyon for his contribution and wish him well now that he has departed the project.
This of course heralds a reinvigorated project and there is much planned for the Baragoola for 2017 and the Association would love to have you participating in both the work needed aboard and in running the Association.
Our best wishes to all for a prosperous 2017.
The Barargoola Committee.