SDC Committee Meeting Minutes

20 September 2012

Otago Polytechnic, D Block, Harbour Terrace.

Room D101

1. Present: John Cocks, Ann Dennison, Jocelyn Harris, Mark Jackson, Bob Lloyd, with Chris Mein and Janet Brady in attendance.

2. Apologies: Louise MacKenzie, Vivienne Bryner.

3. Chris Mein explained his idea for tracking buses. He will submit a proposal about SDC acting as an umbrella organisation with not-for-profit charity status; the possibility of having SDC host a donations site; and SDC providing volunteers to track buses and increase patronage.

4. Minutes of previous meeting (23 August 2012): acceptance proposed John, seconded Jocelyn. Agreed.

5. Matters arising: see below.

6. Acting Secretary’s report (Jocelyn): letter to ODT re climate change denying printed 19/9/12.

7. Treasurer’s report (Louise): to come by email. $50 to be paid to Community Church for use of premises, as agreed at AGM.

8. Big Green Challenge (Janet): Janet showed us her impressive publicity and website for the Big Green Challenge. The Star published information today. Proposed John, seconded Bob, that Janet be paid $500.

9. Green Drinks (Maureen): in Maureen’s absence, Nicky has sent notices to Green Drinks and SDC members. Bob to host meeting on 25 October.

10. Newsletter (Nicky): all good.

11. Resilience Forum (Mark): report that Forum functioning well. Mark will send minutes to Nicky when they come to him.

12. Website (Mark): now up again on a different site with a world-class server after NZ host crashed. Appeal donation information now up for checking.

13. Environmental Appeal of Alan Mark and Dugald McTavish: (John & Jocelyn)

14. AGM Action points: $50 to Community Church.

15. Incorporated societies return and charities commission return: financial returns and rule changes to be sent. John and Louise have the matter in hand.

16. Other business:

· Vote of thanks to Jinty and Bob for their excellent presentation at the Rio meeting.

· $55 received in donations towards the hire of the Hutton Theatre. Ideas for better ways to reach interested people included Facebook.

· Committee urges everyone to think of people to stand for DCC elections.

· Committee urges members to write letters to papers and national journals.

· The meeting closed at 7 pm.

17. Next meeting: 5:30 pm Thursday 8 November 2012. Mark to book.

Otago Polytechnic, D Block, Harbour Terrace.

D block is opposite the Hockey fields, and is the low 3 storied building with the big ‘D’ on the side.

Entrance is straight off the street (Harbour Terrace).

Room D101 is the first room on the left, as you come in the front door.