HOPE Office News

08/02 2020

HOPE Office News --- February 2020

Good morning folks,

Firstly, good and bad news for the month of January.
On 20th of January we received notification that our GCBF grant application for a new computer system was successful. Yahoo!!

Then on 21st of January, the office computer crashed and wasn’t able to be restarted. Damn!
So, we were able to engage Colmac Computers (Toowoomba) to assist in recovering our files and transferring them to the new computer … which is working beautifully!

February highlights include our upcoming Strategic Planning Meeting scheduled for Saturday 8th February and our “Earth Laws” Forum being held on 24 February. Details of both meetings are noted below.
Input to and/or support of both activities is welcomed.

Lastly, we are still seeking volunteers with media experience, good writing skills and, of course, an interest in “advocating for a better environment”. See “Volunteers Needed” item below.


Frank Ondrus, Office Manager – HOPE Inc., ph. 07 4639 2135, www.hopeaustralia.org.au

Strategic Planning Meeting, Saturday 8 February 2020 -- HOPE office – 22 Vacy St, Newtown Toowoomba

Key questions for your consideration include:

  • What are we doing right?
  • What are we doing poorly?
  • What are our strengths?
  • What are our shortcomings?
  • What are your key environmental issues of interest and/or concern?
  • What would you like to see us do more of?
  • And, most importantly, what would encourage you to be more active in HOPE?
  • Other suggestions?

Earth Laws Forum, Monday 24 February 2020 – 1pm-5pm, Toowoomba City Library meeting rooms
(3rd floor, corner of Herries and Victoria Streets, Toowoomba)

Principal speakers are Ms. Michelle Maloney from Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) and Ms. Revel Pointon from Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) Qld.
Full event details and registration information available shortly.

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.auto 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:

  • 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
  • Membership Officer – assist Office Manager with recruitment, training and management of volunteers; also responsible for maintaining Membership database (using Excel Spreadsheet)

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