2019 Fishcare Victoria State Conference a hit

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2019 Fishcare Victoria State Conference a hit

Volunteers and Fishcare Staff attended the Fishcare Victoria Annual Conference in Queenscliff over the weekend of the 29th of November. The conference is a time for volunteers to undertake training and learn more about what is happening in the recreational fishing sector as well as network with volunteers across the state and have a great time.

This years conference was held at Camp Wyuna and Mitch our Geelong & Bellarine Facilitator did a great job at pulling things together. The itinerary was jammed packed and included presentations from the Australian Trout Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority as well as visits to the Marine Discovery Centre, the Queenscliff Fort and the Maritime Museum.

An important strategic planning session was also held in which volunteers reviewed the organisations current mission and vision as well as our organisational objectives. It was a great opportunity to reflect on our core purpose and activities and explore ways in which we can build on our successes and concentrate our improvement efforts.

Fishcare Victoria is a volunteer-run organisation and the conference is also a time to celebrate the success and dedication of our passionate volunteers who contribute their time for the benefit of our recreational fishing sector and engaging our future anglers in responsible fishing. We celebrated several volunteer Milestones including:

John Eastick – 5 Years

David Chapple – 5 Years

Tom Clayson – 2 Years

Rinnie Wiersema – 2 Years

Garry Stephens – 2 Years

Ian King – 2 Years

Long-time Fishcare Volunteer Brian Tracey was also awarded a Life Membership. You can read more about Brian Traceys Life Membership award here.