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TNG Member News 2020

February 2020    I   March 2020

Covid 19 Hygiene precautions (posted 21 March 2020)

Gardening is a relaxing and healthy activity and one that we are not discouraged from pursuing in the current situation. However, there are many vulnerable people in our community and we need to take measures to protect them as well as ourselves. TNG management committee recommends new hygiene procedures to be followed while you are in the neighbourhood garden.
1. Maintain a distance between people. If someone is in the shed or greenhouse, wait for them to exit before entering - ie one person at a time in these enclosed spaces.
2. Bring your own gardening gloves and put them on before opening the gate to enter.
3. Bring your own trowel or similar hand tool. It can be tucked into a corner of your plot so it is available whenever you visit. Inexpensive trowels are available from Shiploads, Big W and plant nurseries.
4. Disinfect the handles of large tools, watering cans and wheelbarrows before and after use. There are two spray bottles of methylated spirits on the high shelf in the shed for this purpose. Please keep them out of children's reach, and replace them on the shelf after use.
We are considering how to go ahead with the AGM and will send another email with arrangements early next week.
Thank you, stay safe and well and keep gardening
Taroona Neighbourhood Garden Committee

AGM - New 'distancing' Procedure (posted 23 March 2020)

As we absorb the new rules about maintaining physical distance, your committee now believes the only feasible and safe way to manage the AGM is to do a very basic 'meeting' utilising email.
At approximately 7.30pm on Thursday we will email all members with the following
  1. Minutes of 2019 AGM
  2. the Presidents Report,
  3. Treasurer's Report
  4. list of nominees and nominators for all positions.We do not need to have an election as we have enough nominations to fill all positions.
We will ask for responses by email from you to accept the Minutes, Treasurer's and President's reports, and endorse the committee and Executive - and hope to get a quorum of responses. Deadline will be Saturday night.
These documents will also be posted on our website.
The Neighbourhood Garden remains open to all, but please respect physical distance rules and the hygiene procedures detailed above.