HOPE Office News

September-October 2019

Good morning folks,

Items of interest from August included:

  • The auditing of our accounts for Fin. Yr. 2018-2019;
  • On-going problems with Windows 10 cumulative updates for versions 1809 and 1903 referred to MS Tech Support; and
  • Online grant application to Tucker Foundation to undertake a landcare project – Landholders driving Endangered Species Conservation on Private lands

September’s quarterly Ordinary Meeting will be held on Saturday 14 September at the HOPE Office, 22 Vacy St, Toowoomba Qld 4350. A draft meeting agenda will be issued in a few days’ time.

Mary and I will be taking annual leave in late September until mid-October, so the office will be closed for that period. Also, this edition of our newsletter covers September and October.

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on Saturday 9 November 2019. We are still seeking admin support with media releases and publications.
Please consider stepping forward to volunteer your time and talents to help the committee and admin support staff to run the HOPE organisation.


Frank Ondrus, Office Manager – HOPE Inc., ph 07 4639 2135

Note: A variety of external upcoming events endorsed by HOPE may be seen on our website at http://www.hopeaustralia.org.au/home/upcoming-events/.

Volunteers needed

More active volunteers – both local and remote (i.e. online) – are required to help us maintain our level of activity. Volunteers are needed to help with projects, events and display activities, as well as general admin duties and media/publications work. We invite members and supporters to step up and volunteer some time and talents to help share the workload. Current vacancies include: Researchers; Media Officers; Publications Team members; and Newsletter Editor.

Please contact the office on 07 4639 2135 or email office@hopeaustralia.org.au to offer your assistance.

A fair portion of the above work would ideally be done by locals (i.e. in the Toowoomba area) because the HOPE office is in Toowoomba. However, quite a bit of the literature review, research, media and publications activity can be done via email. If you have a little bit of time to help us in any way, then contact the HOPE office on email office@hopeaustralia.org.au or phone (07) 4639 2135.

Current volunteer positions available are:

  • Social Media volunteers to develop and maintain the online presence of HOPE Australia (currently Facebook and Twitter)
  • Researchers – required to review and comment on a range of discussion papers, policy documents and reports provided by government departments, business and industry organisations and NGOs.
  • Media Officers – required to write media releases, event notices, date claimers and design promotional flyers/posters for projects, campaigns, events and activities
  • Publications Team members – required to write information articles for our newsletter; website summaries; and assist with the development of PowerPoint presentations and information sheets
  • Newsletter Editor – required to write and/or source articles and other items for compilation into monthly E: News Bulletin

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