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The Committee is delighted with Angair’s upgraded, Natural History Display, and is very grateful to Kaye Traynor for organising this.

Angair is extremely fortunate to have someone of Kaye’s ability and experience to develop and maintain our Natural History Collection.

Review of the Anglesea Borefield

Barwon Water gave a presentation to the Committee, prior to its last meeting, on the Review of the Anglesea Borefield Bulk Entitlement. The Committee was pleased to note that the monitoring arrangements have been better focused as a result of the review. There has been no change to the bulk entitlement.

Helen Tutt

Health and Safety at Angair Activities

The membership of Angair has many reasons to be grateful to members who take leadership roles. All these people are volunteers, and take on serious responsibilities, such as leading walks, running weeding programs and Committee membership. We have taken out Indemnity Insurance on behalf of these people, to protect them whilst taking on these responsibilities.

We had a Leadership Workshop to explain these matters, and to hear from the attendees about any issues of concern to them. We want all members to be aware of the following items:

  1. The first aid kit in the St John’s Ambulance blue bag is designed for outdoor activities, and should be taken to all Angair outdoor events. It is stored in the cupboard, last on left of the passage in the Angair Natural History Centre.
  2. Everyone participating in Angair activities is responsible for bringing any special emergency medications they may require.
  3. The leaders have the right to refuse to be responsible for persons who:
    a. are without their essential medications;
    b. are inadequately dressed, or are wearing unsuitable footwear;
    c. or appear physically unable to participate in, or enjoy, the activity.
  4. Leaders and participants with mobile phones should consider adding a contact entry under the name ICE (In Case of Emergency), using an emergency contact number (friend, neighbour, relative).
  5. Triple Zero (000) is Australia’s primary telephone number to call for assistance in life threatening or time critical emergency situations. However, some mobile phone providers may not have coverage in your area, but you can dial 112, and your mobile phone will search for any network available, to access the Triple Zero emergency number.
  6. Those with Smart Phones should consider downloading the free, Red Cross Australia First Aid App.
  7. Participants will continue to be asked to sign an attendance sheet, and thus be insured against any adverse happenings.
  8. We ask everyone to spray their footwear with the antifungal agent against Cinnamon Fungus before, and after, outdoor activities. Bottles are found in the same cupboard as the first aid kit.

Bill McKellar & Joe Bolza