We had our first annual general meeting in September after the first planned AGM was cancelled in August due to COVID. It was successful and we had our constitution ratified by the active members and the submission to the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission was successful and the group is now a registered charity. It also led to us being recognised for donation tax concessions by the Australian Tax Office. Our next AGM will hopefully see the group fully realising its aim to have full succession in place.
COVID restrictions are likely to remain with us for some time and members are notified of any specific requirements at meetings and social events including vaccination, food distribution and cleaning.