Nominations for life membership
12 years cumulative service in an official capacity (ie committee member or project person)
Or outstanding service to the group over a reasonable period
1. Nominations are open up to three months prior to the next AGM
2. Nominations must be submitted in writing, and discuss how criteria is met. Only financial members can nominate.
3. Nominations must be seconded by a current financial member
4. Sub-committee reviews the application. Sub-committee consists of two life members and a committee member.
5. Sub-committee takes their recommendation to the full committee
6. Certificate and an appropriate gift presented at AGM or another appropriate occasion
7. Name added to club honour board.
8. Entitled to free membership
Life membership can be revoked.
We introduced our first group of life members at our December AGM and 30th birthday celebration in 2017:
Bob and Anne Davie
Mick and Mary O’Keeffe
Mike was appointed to the position of Environment Officer for Phillip Island Landcare in 1989. His unique combination of deep local knowledge of the Island and strong educational background as a Science teacher allowed him to help get Landcare off to a flying start in those early days. He has since served terms as President and Secretary of PILG, and was recently Chairman of the Bass Coast Landcare Network.
Bett has been an early adopter of Landcare
practices on The Island. One of the first people
to go completely off grid with her power supply
from as early as the 1980s, Bett was tireless
in her efforts on control of gorze , thistles
and other weeds on her property, as well as
salinity control through tree planting and
drainage. She also served inspirational terms
as Secretary and as President of PILG.
Bob and Anne Davie:
Bob and Anne have been stalwarts of
Landcare since its inception. Always willing
to experiment with new ideas, the Davie family
have enthusiastically converted their property
into a model farm which has been the subject of
many tours and field days over the years. The
extensive revegetation of their farm has resulted
in significant gains in pasture production and salinity control.
Jim was one of Phillip Island’s few remaining dairy farmers for many years, and has always emphasised the value of livestock shelter for increased milk production. Jim has been active on the PILG committee including serving a term as President. A significant initiative during Jim’s term was his vision to create a Corridor across the Island from the KCC to the Penguin Reserve, a project that has since become a flagship for Phillip Island Landcare.
Ian has been an active contributor and committee member during the early days of PILG. The revegetation of his farm at Rhyll transformed the property, and his work as a contractor on several major weed infestations including gorse at McKenzie Rd and Boxthorn at McHaffies have made a significant contribution to local weed control, one of Landcare’s key objectives.
Mick and Mary O’Keeffe:
Mick and Mary played important roles in setting Phillip Island Landcare on a firm financial and administrative footing. In addition to serving terms as President and Treasurer, Mary oversaw a comprehensive review of the Constitution, which has been our guiding document since that time. During his term as Treasurer Mick instituted the practice of recording Retained Earnings, as well as other prudent financial measures which have led to our group enjoying a stable financial history.
David was one of the people centrally responsible for the original formation of the Phillip Island Landcare Group. He contributed to the process of obtaining the funding to employ the first Environment Officer, and led by example with revegetation on his property at Forrest Caves.
Greg played an active role in the formation of Phillip Island Landcare, including terms spent as President and Secretary. He was closely involved in the process of obtaining funding to employ the first Environment Officer, served on the Victorian State Landcare Council, and carried out significant revegetation and salinity control on his family property.
Gimi was propagating and planting his own trees well before Landcare began on the Island. He has always been passionate about trees, and the work he put into planting and fencing trees on his farm has served as an inspiration to many other members.
We thank all our committee members and other volunteers since we began. A list of our past presidents is below:
1989 Peter Forrest
1990 Peter Forrest
1991 Greg Price
1992 Greg Price
1993 Bett Robertson
1994 Bett Robertson
1995 Peter Royce
1996 Peter Royce
1997 Peter Royce
1998 Peter Royce
1999 Anne Davie
2000 Anne Davie
2001 Mary O’Keeffe
2002 Mary O’Keeffe
2003 Mike Cleeland
2004 Mike Cleeland
2005 Mike Cleeland
2006 Peter Huthwaite
2007 Peter Huthwaite
2008 Peter Huthwaite
2009 Peter Huthwaite
2010 Bill Cleeland
2011 Bill Cleeland
2012 Ewen Cameron
2013 Ewen Cameron
2014 Mike Cleeland
2015 Mike Cleeland
2016 Mike Cleeland
2017 David Rooks
2018 David Rooks
2019 David Rooks
2020 David Rooks
2021 David Rooks
2022 David Rooks