The Lucky Winners
ACF's Raffle to Save the Reef was drawn 12.00 noon 4 June, 1999.
Thank you to those who participated in ACF's latest raffle. Your help is invaluable and strengthens our campaigning. The lucky prizewinners are:
1st Prize: 3-day guided walk in New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. Donated by Outdoor Travel, Air New Zealand Parameter not given Error...
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Naval Special Warfare . Ticket No. 130343
2nd Prize: 4 nights in the Daintree Rainforest The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest near Daintree, Queensland, on the coast, north of Cairns in tropical far north of Australia. At around 1,200 square kilometers the Daintree is Australia's largest contigupuis areas of rainforest. Donated by Daintree Wilderness Lodge Mr J Crawford, Carlton, Vic. Ticket No. 034684
3rd Prize: 3-day walk from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves The Jenolan Caves are a series of remarkable caverns in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia; 175 kilometres west of Sydney. They are the most celebrated of several similar groups in the limestone of the country being the oldest discovered open caves in the world in the Blue Mountains Blue Mountains, Australia
Blue Mountains, region of New South Wales, SE Australia. Located W of Sydney, this elevation is actually a plateau forming part of the Great Dividing Range. Donated by Great Australian Walks Mr C Chin, Murrumbeena, Vic. Ticket No. 051151
4th prize: $1,046-worth of top quality gear from Kathmandu Donated by Kathmandu. Ms A McKenna, Inglewood, WA. Ticket No. 302583
Ticket Seller's Prize: 4 nights in a rustic mountain cabin in Lamington National Park Lamington is a national park in Queensland, Australia, lying on the Lamington Plateau 75 km south of Brisbane. It is a part of the World Heritage site, Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves. Donated by Binna Burra Binna Burra is a parcel of private land surrounded by Lamington National Park in Queensland, Australia. The settlement lies in the north-eastern corner of the Lamington Plateau, 75 km south of Brisbane. Mountain Lodge Mountain Lodge was once the alternate summer residence of the Governor of Hong Kong since 1900. It was located on Victoria Peak on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. The commanding view gave the then-Governor a view of the entire colony. Ms Y Clarke, Healsville, Vic.
ACF (Advanced Communications Function) An earlier official product line name for IBM SNA programs, such as VTAM (ACF/VTAM) and NCP (ACF/NCP).
ACF - Advanced Communications Function member Elisabeth Dark has an invitation for Sydney members.
In addition to being a member of ACF, I am also involved in the Society for Responsible Design, which is celebrating its 10th year of promoting environmental and social responsibility across all the design disciplines.
SRD SRD Suriname Dollar (ISO currency code)
SRD Sustainable Resource Development (Alberta, Canada)
SRD Short Range Devices (wireless networking)
SRD System Reference Document has a regular evening talks program in Sydney which might be of interest to other ACF members. On 24 August the topic is `Furniture -- sustainable design challenges', covering ecodesign advances in Australia and internationally. In September is the launch of the `Ecospecifier' project, which is a new resource of ecologically responsible building materials Building materials used in the construction industry to create .
These categories of materials and products are used by and construction project managers to specify the materials and methods used for . available in Australia. Ring me for more information on Ph: (02) 9564 0721 or email: email@example.com.
So close yet so far
Chris Arnold Christopher Paul Arnold (born November 6, 1947 in Long Beach, California) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round of the 1965 amateur draft, and played for the Giants from 1971 to 1976. of Darlington in Western Australia Western Australia, state (1991 pop. 1,409,965), 975,920 sq mi (2,527,633 sq km), Australia, comprising the entire western part of the continent. It is bounded on the N, W, and S by the Indian Ocean. Perth is the capital. sent an email about the April Habitat cover.
Habitat readers who have flown across the Great Sandy Desert Great Sandy Desert
Wasteland, northern Western Australia. It extends from Eighty Mile Beach on the Indian Ocean eastward into the Northern Territory and from the Kimberley Downs south to the Tropic of Capricorn and the Gibson Desert. in Western Australia would have experienced deja vu See DjVu. at the sight of your April edition cover, showing the `zoanthid in a semi-retracted state on a sponge'. The orange patches are reminiscent of exposed red sand where the spinifex spi·ni·fex
Any of various clump-forming, perennial Australian grasses, chiefly of the genus Triodia, growing in arid regions and having awl-shaped, pointed leaves. has been burnt by fires ignited by dry storms. The spinifex, which after the wet season can be almost as green as in your picture, characteristically grows into circular forms identical to the zoanthids. Truly an amazing visual similarity between two settings of contrasting scale and environmental conditions.
Volunteering for conservation
Karen Dimmock from the Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers has an offer for members.
ACF members are now eligible for a 10 per cent discount when volunteering on all ATCV ATCV Anti-Tank Combat Vehicle projects. Normally the charge to participate in a project is $20 a day to cover travel to the project site, food and accommodation. ACF members would pay $18 a day, or $90 for a week. You can find out more about ATCV's practical projects by calling Ph: (03) 5333 1483 or Fax: (03) 5333 2166.
Planned giving Planned Giving is an area of fundraising that refers to several specific gift types that can be funded with cash or property. These gift vehicles are based on United States tax law. appreciated
ACF's work has been supported by a number of bequests receive during the 1998-99 year. We wish to express our appreciation for the generosity and thoughtfulness of the following people in providing for ACF through their Wills, and convey our condolences to their family and friends.
Mrs Engla Dobree Mrs Alice van Zalen Dr Emily Stephenson Mr Richard Sylvan Miss Honor Wilson Ms Jillian Hudson Mr Leslie Anderson Mrs Inez Armitage Mr George Maud Ms Helen Drake Ms Christina Stead
This support of ACF will greatly help us campaign for a better environment, now and into the future.
For information on how you can assist ACF through your Will please contact Nola Wilmot, ACF Donor Liaison and Bequests Officer on Ph: 1800 332 510 or Ph: (03) 9926 6712.
ACF's 33rd AGM AGM annual general meeting
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The thirty-third Annual Genera Meeting of the Australian Conservation Foundation The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) is an Australian non-profit, community-based environmental group focused on advocacy, policy research and community education. History will be held in Melbourne on Saturday 20 November 1999 at ACF's office at 340 Gore St, Fitzroy.
Under Rule 49.2 of the ACF Constitution, items can only be placed on the agenda by an ACF Councillor or by notice on writing signed by at least five ACF members. Agenda items for the AGM must reach ACF in Melbourne no later than 5.00 pm Thursday 16 September, marked to the attention of The Secretary, c/-Yvonne West, ACF, 340 Gore St, Fitzroy, 3065. Inquiries relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc the AGM can be directed to Yvonne on Ph: (03) 9926 6701.
ACF has launched a new membership program for young people aged 14 to 25. At only $25 per year Next Generation membership includes a quarterly newsletter, Revive, and will help young people become active and empowered through bimonthly bi·month·ly
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n. pl. ecopoli kits. Members will also b able to publish ideas and events on the ACF website, network with other young environmentalists and receive information about upcoming campaigns and techniques. For more information please call Kellee Nolan on Ph: (03) 9926 6702.
Plastic that saves the environment!
In the next few months ACF will offer our members the chance to take up a credit card that makes a financial contribution to ACF's conservation work every time it is used -- at no cost to the cardholder card·hold·er
One who holds a card, especially a credit card.
ACF has chosen American Express American Express (NYSE: AXP), sometimes known as "AmEx" or "Amex", is a diversified global financial services company, headquartered in New York City. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card and traveler's cheque businesses. to be our credit card provider. As well as supporting ACF's campaigns, the card will offer our members attractive interest rates and conditions. You will be notified about the card by mail in the next month or so, however if you would prefer not to receive this mail please notify ACF's membership department, Ph: 1800 332 510 or (03) 9416 1166.
ACF grows 30%
ACF's ability to influence government and business is linked to the size of our membership. Put simply, the more members we have the more we influence governments to adopt environmentally sustainable policies.
Over the past twelve months, ACF's membership has grown by a wonderful 30 per cent. A significant portion of this can be attributed to ACF supporters who last August sent in the names of people they thought would be interested in becoming members.
Thanks to all who sent in names and to those who subsequently joined. You have played a part of one of the most successful membership drives in recent years.
Twelve months on we are asking members again to provide us with details of people who they think would be interested.
To help, please refer to the mailed with this issue of Habitat, or call the Membership department on freecall Ph: 1800 332 510.
ACF thanks the following members from around Australia who reached the milestones of 30, 25 and 20 years' membership in the months of June and July 1999. Your support remains as valued as ever.
30 years Ms R Amm, St Ives, NSW Mr W Keatley, Caulfield Sth, Vic Dr D Hogg, Weetangera, ACT Mr A Kerr, Vermont, Vic Dr R Lefroy, Mosman Park, WA Mr K Little, Ararat, Vic Mrs A Reeves, Broadway, NSW 25 years Mr & Mrs G Wallis, Fish Creek, Vic Mr C Miller, Glen Waverley, Vic Mrs C Schnitzerling, Red Hill, Qld Mr P McMahon, Isaacs, ACT Mr R Forbes, Peakhurst, NSW Mr S Comino, Aspley, Qld Mr S Morris, Berkeley, CA, USA Ms G Lamont, Hawthorn, Vic Mr G Van Munster, Kingston, NSW Mr D Stephensen, Bendigo, Vic Mrs A James, Canterbury, Vic Mr B Maley, Mount Hawthorn, WA Mrs H Brier, Fig Tree Pocket, Qld Miss A Forbes, Spring Gully, Vic Mr E Lawton, Mildura, Vic Mr A Hill, Birchgrove, NSW Dr M MacKenzie, Launceston, TAS Mr R Grieve, East Hawthorn, Vic Mr J Whitehouse, St Ives, NSW Mr A Walker, Surrey Hills, Vic Ms M Kelly, Northcote, Vic Mr D Brigden, Stanmore, NSW Dr M Maskrey, Taroona, Tas Mr K Graham, Swansea, NSW Mr K Adams, Swansea, NSW Mr M Cassidy, East Launceston, Tas Miss V Northey, Lithgow, NSW Mrs L Spriggs, Churchill, Vic Miss A Harwood, Waverley, NSW Miss L Gilmour, Neutral Bay, NSW Mr B Steer, Summertown, SA Miss F Arnott, Blackburn, Vic R English, Carlton North, Vic Mr D Williamson, Macmasters Beach, NSW Dr P Campbell, Kenmore, Qld Mr D Andrewartha, Heathpool, SA Mr L Lauder, East Fremantle, WA Miss L Maynardh, Lameroo, SA Dr C Magarey, Hawthorndene, SA Mrs J McLaughlin, Mona Vale, NSW 20 years Mr A Hassell, Redcliffs Vic Mr S Gye, Warrawee, NSW Mr D V Lightfoot, Hawthorn, Vic R & C Mitchell, Caringbah, NSW Mr A Correy, North Sydney. NSW Mr & Mrs D Renowden, Glen Waverley, Vic Mrs J Webster, Lennox Head, NSW Mrs N Hardie, Coombabah, Qld Dr J Straton, Mosman Park, WA Mrs A Penington, Kew, Vic Mr B Versey, Curtin, ACT Ms J Young, Chatswood, NSW Mr I D Robertson, Kambah, ACT Dr P Fraser, Mordialloc, Vic Mrs E Anselmi, Stawell, Vic Mr R Hayes, Newtown, NSW Mr P Burne & Ms C Herscovitch, Summer Hill, NSW Miss L Gibson, Oatley, NSW Mrs G Clarke, Balwyn, Vic Ms R Bilton, Artarmon, NSW Mr J Pederick, Fullarton, SA R Buck, Tame, NSW Dr R Nittim, McMahons Point, NSW Dr H G Williamson, Frankston, Vic Miss J Hunter, Hawthorn East, Vic Mr W Tagell, Kangaroo Island, SA Dr R Guard, Toowoomba, Qld Prof B Boer, University of Sydney Mr P Hope, Buninyong, Vic J & D Banyard, Floreat Park, WA Miss M Bear, Brighton, Vic Mr B Griffin, Holmesville, NSW Mrs S Saunders, Dungog, NSW Miss A Marshall, East St Kilda, Vic Mr M Hedley, Westgate, NSW Mr L Smith, Essendon, Vic Mr R Webster, Tamworth, NSW Mr B Grant, North Bondi, NSW Mr J & Mrs M Rayner, Emerald, Vic Mr A Ingram, Mylor, SA Ms MN McCammon, Spit Junction, NSW Mr W Chapman, Ocean Grove, Vic Mr J Haley, Randwick, NSW Mr R Stephens, Armidale, NSW Dr G Fitz-Gerald, East Ivanhoe, Vic Dr Leon Barmuta, South Hobart, Tas Mr R Powell, Wembley Downs, WAR O'Neil, Fremantle, WA Mrs M Mills, Dalkeith, WA Mrs J Dawson, North Box Hill, Vic Miss B Silk, Marangaroo, WA Ms J Star, Jarrahdale, WA Ms B Webster, Dorrigo. NSW
Government House in Canberra was the venue in June for the launch of ACF's Tela Papers by the Governor General, Sir William Deane Sir William Patrick Deane, AC, KBE (born 4 January 1931), Australian judge and 22nd Governor-General of Australia, was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He was educated at Catholic schools including St. .
The Tela Papers will be published over the next two years and are devoted exploring the relationships between the environment, economy and society, and the changes required to achieve ecological sustainability in the next century. A primary aim of the series is to influence decision-makers, opinion leaders and educators.
The first paper to be released is Health and the environment, which was jointly sponsored by ACF and the Australian Medical Association The Australian Medical Association (the AMA) is a professional association for Australian doctors and medical students. Presidents of the Australian Medical Association
The next two papers deal with environmental and social justice, and future environmental policy needs. Education, politics, business, the media, trade unions, indigenous people and households are among the subjects of forthcoming editions.
To place your order ($10 each) contact ACF on Ph: (03) 9416 1166 or Fax: (03) 9416 0767.
Don't forget that for the latest comment and news according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. ACF, you can simply look up the ACF website. Media releases, membership details, campaign reports and more can all be found at www.acfonline.org.au.
Year 2000 diaries
Next year's Wilderness and Desk Diaries and Calender CALENDER. An almanac. Julius Caesar ordained that the Roman year should consist of 365 days, except every fourth year, which should contain 366, the additional day to be reckoned by counting the twenty-fourth day of February (which was the 6th of the calends of March) twice. will be available for sale by the end of August. Full of stunning images of Australia's landscapes and unique wildlife, the ACF diaries make a fabulous gift. Why not order now for Christmas?
To order or for information call Ph: (03) 9580 5599 or Fax: (03) 9587 3273.
Your stories for the millenium
This year's December issue of Habitat will be taking a look over the rise and into the next century, providing you with some food for thought over the summer period. ACF would like you to be part of that special issue.
We are inviting all members to write in with stories that celebrate their experience of the Australian environment. A selection of these wilt then be published in the December Habitat.
Your stories can be about looking ahead, imagining Australia in the century to come. Or they can look back -- perhaps to a moment of inspiration, a childhood discovery, taking part in a campaign, being alone in a new place, witnessing an event in nature, learning from others about their place -- anything.
Any length up to 500 words is acceptable, and the author must be a member of ACF (Earthkids can enter too). The closing date for entries is Friday 1 October.
Please send your story to Louise Ray, Habitat, ACF 340 Gore Street, Fitzroy, 3065 (we are unable to return posted stories), Fax: (03) 9416 0767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melbourne: 23 September
At the ACF Members' night, Alan Reid, President of the Gould League and radio commentator, will talk on the need for wildlife corridors, referring to experiences on his own farming property. Questions, discussion and Campaigns update. 6.00 -- 8.00 pm, 340 Gore St, Fitzroy, $4.00 members, $5.00 non-members (drinks and finger food provided). For information call Angela Ralph, Ph: (03) 9926 6700.3