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I'm a science communicator with a background in biology and environmental science. Currently the Communications Manager for Rangelands NRM, a not-for-profit that works in natural resource managment in WA, and a freelance writer for Science Network WA.

Official notice of the ASC AGM, Canberra, 19 December 2017

The ASC AGM is coming up in Canberra (and also online) on Tuesday 19 December 2017.

The 2017 AGM is an opportunity for members to hear about the year’s events at the national level, and to have their say about what should happen in the year to come. It also includes reports from the President and Treasurer.

When:
Tuesday 19 December 2017, 6.00pm AEST

Where:
Whisky Room, upstairs at the Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, Canberra ACT
Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Food and drinks available. If in Canberra and coming to the pub, reserve your seat here: https://www.trybooking.com/TDXL (seats are limited!) May include: meeting, drinking, socialising, games, etc

Virtual:
A Skype (or other) meeting will be set up for those unable to attend in person.
We will also be able to Livestream the event. More details to follow.

RSVP:
secretary@asc.asn.au

Only financial ASC members are eligible to attend the AGM.

Agenda

Proposed agenda items, notices of motion and treasurer nominations must be received by 6pm AEST Friday 8 December 2017, and can be sent to Teresa Belcher, National Secretary (secretary@asc.asn.au).

Treasurer vacancy

Members also have the chance to elect a new National Treasurer. Due to family commitments, our current treasurer Pete Wheeler is resigning after 5 years of service. We’d like to thank Pete for being such a stalwart contributor in the engine room of the ASC, overseeing the association finances and related compliance and reporting in times of change, and keeping the national executive up to date on all things finance during this time.
Nominations for Treasurer should be accompanied by a nomination statement (<400 words) of skills/experience in relation to the position. Note that notices of motion require a proposer and a seconder, and nominations for Treasurer need to be agreed by the nominee.

Proxies

Members unable to attend the AGM in person can give proxies to other members attending the meeting. This means that unless members are at the physical meeting in Adelaide, you will need to designate a proxy to vote.

To designate your proxy:

  • Download and complete the proxy form, and ensure a copy of this form is with your proxy to take to the AGM (Word and PDF)
  • Notify the National Secretary, Teresa Belcher (secretary@asc.asn.au) – this must be done or the proxy and vote is not considered valid
  • Ensure that the proxy form is completed prior to 6pm AEST Friday 15 December 2017

Please note that votes will remain confidential. All proxy forms will be collected and destroyed after the AGM.

The following items are current as of 22 November 2017:

WA Event: Quizalicious Quiz Night – Tuesday 21 October

Get your thinking caps on and join us for our fabulous annual Quizalicious Quiz Night! Quizalicious2014

Great prizes. Tables of 6.

WHEN?      Tuesday 21 October 2014 – Doors open at 6pm (come have some pub grub beforehand). Quiz starts at 7pm sharp

WHERE?    Rosie O’Gradys, 205 James Street, Northbridge (in the Cab Bar)

WHO?         Anyone 18 years+

COST?       $10 ASC Members, $15 non-members, or $60 a table

HOW?        Bookings are essential www.quizalicious2014.eventbrite.com.au

WA Event: An Evening of Food and Science

Due to a change of date, there’s still a chance to attend the WA-Branch’s event – ‘An Evening of Food and Science’!! Come join us and some of WA’s food science, wine and gastronomy experts to discuss, investigate and test the science behind food and wine. Presenters include:

  • Emma Donnelly- 2012 My Kitchen Rules Contestant
  • Garry Lee- UWA Food Scientist
  • Vince Bligh- Greenpiper Wines
  • Joanne Castelli- Home Cheese Making Expert
  • Boris Baer – Director of the Centre for Integrative Bee Research

The evening will kick off with demonstrations and presentations by our guest speakers, followed by the opportunity to network and enjoy nibblies and wine tastings. WHEN?   6-8pm Wednesday, July 30th (Please arrive 15 minutes early for a 6pm start) WHERE?   ScitechTheatre, City West WHO?  Anyone! (18 years+) COST?  $20 for the public and  $15 for ASC Members Register online at https://asc-foodscience.eventbrite.com.au

WA Event: An Evening of Food and Science

The WA Branch of the Australian Science Communicators invites you to An Evening of Food and Science!

Come join us and some of WA’s food science, wine and gastronomy experts to discuss, investigate and test the science behind food and wine.

Presenters include,

  • Emma Donnelly- 2012 My Kitchen Rules Contestant
  • Garry Lee- UWA Food Scientist
  • Vince Bligh- Greenpiper Wines
  • Joanne Castelli- Home Cheese Making Expert

The evening will kick off with demonstrations and presentations by our guest speakers, followed by the opportunity to network and enjoy nibblies and wine tastings.

WHEN?   6-8pm Wednesday, June 25th (Please arrive 15 minutes early for a 6pm start)

WHERE?   ScitechTheatre, City West

WHO?  Anyone! (18 years+)

COST?  $20 for the public and  $15 for ASC Members

Register online at https://asc-foodscience.eventbrite.com.au

WA Event – Behind the Scenes – Regional Resource Recycling Centre

The ASC-WA branch is heading to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Canningvale to have a tour behind the scenes of the recycling facility.

Join us:

Saturday 22 February
10.00am-12.00pm (followed by lunch at The Last Drop)

Places are limited to 25, so BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment! Register online now at http://resourcerecoverycentre.eventbrite.com.au

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The RRRC’s Community Engagement and Communications Officer, Taryn Beagley will be taking us on the tour and will be able to chat further about the Waste Education Program – Recycle Right – that she has been working on and give us an insight into the other communication initiatives of the RRRC.

You must wear covered in shoes during the tour and please bring a water bottle as well. NB: You will not allowed on the tour if you do not have covered in shoes. Please also read the following conditions.

After the event, for those who are interested, we could go for lunch at ‘The Last Drop Brewery and Restaurant’ (507 Nicholson Road, Canningvale). Check out their website for details and menus (including beer tasting….).

For some further fun, we will be having a ‘Lock and Key’ raffle. You can buy five (5) keys for $10.00 or one (1) key for $2.50. Whoever has the key that unlocks the lock wins a cool prize (to do with recycling…stay tuned). As this is a free event for members, we’d like to encourage everyone to participate in this as we’ll need to sell all 100 ‘keys’ in order for this to work! (and we are keen to raise some funds to go towards future events for ASC-WA).

[If you can’t attend the tour but still want to participate in the ‘Lock and Key’ draw, please contact us beforehand and we can arrange this. You can also just join us for lunch, if you can’t make the tour.]

We will also attempt to organise car-pooling as Canningvale is not the easiest place to get to with public transport. Please answer the questions relating to this when you register.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ASC-WA Committee

ASC-WA – Museum and Mummies Night

27 May 2013
5:45 pmto7:30 pm
Join ASC-WA at the WA Museum to hear from ‘New Museum’ Director Trish McDonald about the plans and vision for the new Museum construction.
This informal talk will be followed by a private viewing of the new exhibition from the British Museum – ‘Secrets of the Afterlife: Magic, Mummies & Immortality in Ancient Egypt’.
Drinks and finger food will be provided prior to the tour.
Monday 27 May, 6.00pm-7.30pm WA Museum (Perth site)
$10 for ASC members
$25 for non ASC members
Register online at Eventbrite
Tickets are limited, so secure yours fast!
(NB: cost covers entry into the Egyptian exhibition and catering – normal entry fee is $20)

WA Branch Monthly Social

12 April 2013
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

The WA Branch invites you to our regular social gatherings for 2013. The first will be held this Friday, 5.30pm at Steve’s in Nedlands. These will be held at the same location every 2nd Friday of each month. See you there!