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Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater 30 Year Symposium.

May 25th 2019, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Lilydale Senior Citizens Club.

On 23 May this year the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater celebrate a momentous milestone; thirty years from the date of the meeting on 23 May 1989 at the Lilydale Senior Citizens Club that set up the Friends’ group. On Saturday 25 May this year, at the very same venue, we will be holding a symposium to celebrate these three decades of work by many hundreds of volunteers and others in the service of Victoria’s avian emblem and its precious habitat. This symposium will not simply be a celebration of the past. It will consider the present and also look to the future. The three key themes of the symposium are:

– What have we learned from the past?
– What are the challenges for the present?
– What are the strategies for the future?

We have secured the services of two wonderful keynote speakers –Dr Jenny Gray, CEO of Zoos Victoria and Dr Sally Box, Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner. There will be a number of panel sessions that will explore issues relating to the three themes for the symposium. These sessions will involve past and present members of the Friends as well as speakers from our partner organisations (including Parks Victoria and Melbourne Water), from academia and the community (including Landcare groups). The auditorium seats around 100 people and we would like to see them filled with members, volunteers and supporters from the past as well as the present.

There is no charge but bookings are essential to help with catering.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

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