What’s On? FOK Events and Activities

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Koala Educational Workshop

Essential training if you want to learn more about koalas and help save them. If you're interested in volunteer activities such as rescuing koalas or caring for them, this is a pre-requisite.

When:

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $10 members, $15.00 non-members (includes morning tea and lunch)

Bookings are essential, RSVP on (02) 6622 1233 or email training@friendsofthekoala.org

 

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Friends of the Koala Management Committee meeting

Friends of the Koala's Management Committee meets bi-monthly, and this meeting is the first of the new Committee elected at our AGM in October. All members are welcome to attend.

When:

Time: 1.45 for 2:00 PM

Agenda: Available on 16 November by request to our Secretary, Aliison Kelly, at aliison@internode.on.net.

 

 

 

Location:
Burribi Education & Administration Centre
23 Rifle Range Road, East Lismore (adjacent to the Koala Care & Research Centre).

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Friends of the Koala’s Annual General Meeting

This is Friends of the Koala's Annual General Meeting, at which we will elect the members of our Management Committee for 2017/2018 after considering some proposed changes to FOK's Constitution. These are considered to be necessary following the restructure we went through over the past 12 months, partly to accommodate our first paid employee. They were approved unanimously at our Management Committee meeting on 23 September, 2017 and will be explained in more detail at the meeting (see the link under Event Detail).

When:

Time: 7 PM for the meeting but some are having dinner from 6 PM, so do join us if you can.

Dr Matt Landos BVSc (HonsI) MANZCVS (Aquatic Animal Health Chapter), who may be known to some of you for his presentation on carp and their impact on rivers, is guest speaker at our AGM. His topic is ‘Don’t laugh…my alligator’s got a small willy: challenges to conservation in the era of endocrine disrupting chemicals.’ Whilst Matt’s presentations are informative, as you can see, they’re delivered with a touch of humour, so you’ll be informed and also entertained.

Click here to read proposed changes to the Constitution

Cost: The only cost is $15 for a meal if  you’re coming at 6 PM to meet with other members.
 RSVP on (02) 6622 1233 or email info@friendsofthekoala.org

Location:
Italo-Australian Sports Club
36 Barrow Lane, North Lismore NSW 2480

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Official opening of Burribi Education & Administration Centre

After nearly a year's hard work, our new Education & Administration Centre is to be opened by Kevin Hogan MP. We've called it Burribi, which is the Widjabul word for Koala which is appropriate for many reasons including that apart from the koalas in our care, you can also frequently find koalas in the trees around Burribi.

When:

Click here for the invitation

Time: 10 – 11.30 AM

We will be serving morning tea.

RSVP on (02) 6621 5906 or email info@friendsofthekoala.org

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Koala Educational Workshop

If you want to learn about koalas and how you might be able to assist in our fight to save Northern Rivers koalas, attending our Koala Education workshop is a good place to start.

When:

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Environmental law and policy relating to koalas

Friends of the Koala Inc. will host a free EDO NSW workshop in Lismore explaining key environmental laws and policies that
impact koalas. The workshop will cover development assessment processes under NSW planning law, and the new biodiversity and land clearing laws. Participants will also receive guidance on how to participate in a range of decision-making processes, as well as how to monitor and enforce compliance with legal protections for koalas.

When: -

Time: 2 – 4 PM
Cost: FREE
Bookings are essential, RSVP on (02) 02 9262 6989 or email info@friendsofthekoala.org.

For full details in the poster click here.

Location:
Room Z181A Southern Cross University
Rifle Range Road
East Lismore

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2nd national koala conference

This is the second National Koala Conference to be held in Port Macquarie in June this year. Save the date and register online at www.koalahospital.org.au. Please direct enquiries to Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on (02) 6584 1522.

When: -

 As the poster says, ‘For wildlife we are both their greatest enemy and their only hope. These wonderful creatures will not argue their case. They will not put up a fight. They will not beg for reprieve. They will not say goodbye. They will not cry out. They will just vanish. And after they are gone, there will be silence. And there will be empty places. And nothing you can say will change this. Nothing you can do will bring them back. 

THEIR FUTURE IS ENTIRELY IN OUR HANDS

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Community Tree Planting Day – Cudgen

Looking for a rewarding way to spend Mother’s Day? Come along to a tree planting day at Cudgen Nature Reserve near Cabarita Beach.

When:

Time: 9:30 am till 1:00 pm (lunch provided).
What to Bring: Plenty of water, a hat, sturdy shoes and gloves (we will have sunscreen, extra water and some spare gloves available on the day).

Where to meet: Sliprails Rd, off Clothiers Creek Rd, near Cabarita Beach/Bogangar. For more details click here.

Location:
Cudgen Nature Reserve

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Educational Koala Workshop

Our first Koala Educational Workshop of 2017 has been scheduled for Saturday the 25th of March. Learn the basics on koala health and behaviour, and rescue techniques.

When:

Time: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $15 or $20 for non-members (morning tea and lunch provided)
Bookings are essential, RSVP on (02) 6622 1233 or email training@friendsofthekoala.org

Location:
Southern Cross University, Room Z181A
Military Road, East Lismore NSW 2480 (access room via Rifle Range Rd car park)

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Celebrating National Eucalypt Day

National Eucalypt Day

When:

To celebrate National Eucalypt Day, learn a bit more about the eucalypt species our local koalas prefer by clicking here.

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Community Information Session

The NSW Koala Strategy and Draft Saving Our Species Iconic Koala Project will be discussed at a Community Information session in Lismore, and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

When:

Time: 4.30 PM

Location:
Gordon Pavilion Function Centre
Oakes Oval, Dawson Street, Lismore

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Do you want to know more about our Aussie icon?

Friends of the Koala Education workshop including basic koala health and behaviour assessment, rescue and handling techniques.

When:

Time: 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $10 (members), $15 (non-members)
Morning tea and lunch provided.
Bookings are essential, RSVP on (02) 6622 1233 or email info@friendsofthekoala.org

Location:
Southern Cross University, Room Z182
Rifle Range Road, East Lismore

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Friends of the Koala Inc. 2016 Annual General Meeting

All members (and guests) are invited to attend and celebrate Friends of the Koala’s achievements over the past 12 months, consider and adopt the revised draft Constitution (see notice below) and to elect the 2016-17 Management Committee.

When:

Time: 7:00 PM

Please join the out-going Committee for dinner in the Bistro at 5.45pm for 6.00pm (at own expense).

GUEST SPEAKER
Dr Ross Goldingay
Associate Professor [Wildlife Ecology] Southern Cross University

NOTICE OF SPECIAL RESOLUTION

The following notice is given in accordance with s.32(2) of the Rules of Friends of the Koala Incorporated.

Notice is hereby given that at the Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Koala Incorporated that has been convened for 27 October 2016 to be held at the address above, a motion to repeal the existing Rules/Constitution of Friends of the Koala Incorporated dated August 2008 and to adopt the draft Constitution which will be submitted to the meeting will be put to the meeting to be voted upon as a special resolution in accordance with s.37 of the Rules of Friends of the Koala Incorporated.

Link to draft Constitution (coming soon)

Location:
Lismore Workers Club
225-231 Keen Street, Lismore

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Wildcare Australia’s Veterinary Aspects of Koala Rehabilitation

To be delivered by Dr Robyn Stenner (formerly AZWH).

When:

Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Location:
RSPCA Queensland’s Wildlife Hospital
139 Wacol Station Rd, Wacol Qld 4076

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Nature Conservation Council of NSW’s 2016 Annual Conference

When: -

Location:
Law Foyer, University of Sydney

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FOKtober Tree Planting Day at Boatharbour

Special Morning Tea at Boatharbour celebrating Friends of the Koala - 30 years saving koalas in Northern Rivers.
Planting koala habitat connecting Boatharbour to McLeans Ridges.

When:

379 Boatharbour Rd, Eltham

Time: 9:30 AM
Cost: FREE

Gourmet lunch provided
All welcome!

FOK-event-flyer-2016-10-22-FOKtober-Tree-Planting-Day.pdf

Please RSVP as soon as possible for catering purposes
RSVP on (02) 6628 4270 or email dotcockburn@bigpond.com

Funding supplied by Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife

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FOKtober begins with a Koala Picnic

Celebrating 30 years of Friends of the Koala (FOK) we kick off FOKtober with a Koala Picnic. This will be a family-friendly event. It’s an opportunity to celebrate Friends of the Koala achievements over the years together.

When:

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE

A coffee cart, koala hunt, colouring-in activities, a koala parade, fancy-dress competition, tours of the Koala Care Centre, and talks on koala health.

Please bring along you own picnic blanket, chairs and morning tea as there will be limited catering.

There will be tours of the centre and prizes for best koala costume, talks on koala health and an opportunity to eat cake together.

Bring your teddy, dress up and celebrate!

A few exceptional volunteers needed to help. Please call Aliison for details on 0428 216 079 if you are one.

FOK-event-flyer-2016-10-01-FOKtober-Koala-Picnic.pdf

Location:
Under the gum trees adjacent to the Care Centre
23 Rifle Range Rd, East Lismore NSW 2480, Australia

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Deadline for late Membership Renewal

Deadline for late 2014-2015 Friends of the Koala Membership Renewal

When:

Please use the online renewal form.

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Friends of the Koala Management Committee Meeting

When:

Time: 2:00 PM

Location:
Room P160 Southern Cross University

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Charity of the Day at the Lismore Car Boot Market

"Friends of the Koala" will be the Charity of the Day at the Car Boot Market in Lismore on Sunday, 18 September - and not coincidentally September is "Koala Month". We need your help by having donation buckets at the entry points and taking them around for us during the day.

When:

Time: 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Lismore Carboot Market
Lismore Square, Shopping Centre

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Bangalow Koala Habitat & Health Workshop

Want to learn how to recognise a koala in need of care and what you can do to help save Bangalow’s koalas? Basic koala health assessment and discussion of the planned Bangalow Koala Corridor and Riparian Rainforest Regeneration Project (and the work of Bangalow Landcare).

When:

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
RSVP essential to Jo Green, Koala Connections Byron Shire Council, joanne.green@byron.nsw.au or phone 6626 7068

Location:
Heritage House, Bangalow
Cnr Ashton and Deakin Street

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TALK – “Koalas in our area”

Mark Wilson, who is Friends of the Koala's Trees Officer, will provide information about koalas in our area.

When:

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friends of the Koala (02) 6621 4664

Location:
Lismore Library
Magellan Street, Lismore

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Do you want to know more about our Aussie icon?

Friends of the Koala Education Workshop including basic koala health and behaviour assessment, rescue and handling techniques.

When:

Time: 9:00 AM registration (for 9:15 AM start) – 1:00 PM
Cost: $10 (members), $15 (non-members)
Includes morning tea and lunch.
FOK-event-flyer-2016-04-30-Koala-Educational-Workshop.pdf
Bookings are essential, RSVP on (02) 6622 1233 or email info@friendsofthekoala.org

Location:
Southern Cross University, Room Z182
Military Road, East Lismore

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