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Annual General Meeting

2023 AGM Announcements

NEW BOTSOC COUNCIL

AND AGM RESOLUTIONS

 

Dear valued BotSoc member,

If you managed to join us on Saturday morning, 1 July, for our online Annual General Meeting, thank you!

We hope you enjoyed a snapshot on our work over the past year, including updates on the many programmes we’re involved with. Many of our incredible partners also shared their gratitude to BotSoc members, for your input and help in protecting our indigenous plants in the year.

As was mentioned during the AGM, you ARE BotSoc!

If you missed our AGM, then take a minute to check out our digital, interactive 2022/23 Annual Report. Enjoy the highlights from the last year here, and see how as BotSoc, we’re making an incredible, positive difference for our plant world.

Our AGM discussions and voting results

We had many discussions regarding some of the resolutions put forward at the AGM. We’re grateful to everyone involved for the professional approach that you adopted, which led to insightful and good conversations.

Following the voting process, the Independent Scrutineer confirmed that Resolutions 1-7 were all passed. Resolution 6 and Member Resolution 1 were combined as one resolution on which members could vote in favour of or against the resolution.

Member Resolutions 2 & 3 were withdrawn by the proposer.

Meet our new BotSoc Council

Congratulations to our new Council on your election. Kyra Lunderstedt was re-elected as Council Chair, and Murray Barnetson was re-elected as Treasurer – both in uncontested elections.

Our Council members for 2023/24 are: Frank Webb, Rob Soutter, Hedwig Slabig, Mahlogonolo Sehukhune and Kathleen Smart.

We’re also incredibly grateful to our outgoing Council members for your support over the past year. These members are: Charles Stirton, Michele Hofmeyr, Sabelo Lindani and Clinton Carbutt.

We’ve got more on our new Council here.

A quick reminder of our Annual Membership Rates:

Given the changes to the free garden access to SANBI National Botanical Gardens, here’s a quick reminder of our new membership rates (valid from 1 April 2023 – 31 March 2024):

  • Adult (18-59): R200
  • Senior Citizens (60+): R180
  • Students (18-35, with student cards): R100
  • Scholars (6-17): R50

Once again, our sincere thanks for taking the time to join us this past weekend. We now look ahead together, to take our Botanical Society forward for the next 110 years on our journey of plant conservation.

Kind regards,

The National BotSoc team

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

– SGM 2023 Minutes

– ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

– TREASURER’S REPORT

– Resolution Motivations (1-7)

AGM DOCUMENTS 2022

– 2022 Annual Report

– Minutes of the 2022 AGM

Additional member resolutions

– Motivation 1

– Motivation 2

– Motivation 3

– Notice on SANBI CollaboratioN Vote

– Addendum SANBI BotSoc Collaboration

– Fairbridges Legal Opinion

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