Information and Files

Links to files and resources for new and current members including membership forms are available from the Files below.

Information Kit pdf file
Membership Information & Application Brochure  pdf file

New Members Application Form Doc file
New Members Application Form pdf file
Affiliate Members Application Form   Doc file
Affiliate Members Application Form  pdf file

Rules of Association of Botanic Gardens Inc. (Nov 2013). pdf file
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BGANZ and AFBG  pdf file

Our Membership

Currently 56 Friends of Botanic Gardens groups from capital city, suburban and rural and regional botanic gardens and a few Arboreta, and 2 affiliate members of Botanic Gardens groups.  The individual groups vary in size and complexity from a membership of 20 Friends to approximately 3000.

All States of Australia are represented, however for historical reasons, the majority of Botanic Gardens Friends groups are in Victoria.

Friends groups outside Australia are welcome to join the Association as "Affiliate Members".  Affiliate members currently include Friends groups from New Zealand and South Africa.

 

Benefits of Membership

Joining the Association provides many benefits and pleasures for members.

Communication and enjoyment:

  • Network with others to share ideas, knowledge and information and events with Friends throughout Australia and overseas.
  • Have access to the contact details of other Friends’ groups throughout Australia.
Promotion:
  • List your Friends group on the Association national website.
  • Exhibit garden/Friends photographs on the website members' gallery.
  • Promote major events, activities and news on the website.
  • Contribute to Campsis, the Association's bi-annual newsletter.
  • Receive a static webpage free of charge if other internet exposure is not available or is limited.
  • Feature your garden location nationally by hosting an AFBG conference.

Participation:

  • Send delegates to the Association’s conference and National Voluntary Guides’ conferences held in alternating years.
  • Become an Associate Member of BGANZ (page 24 of Info Kit) and have access to the numerous BGANZ resources.
  • Attend the BGANZ regional study days and seminars.

Affiliate Membership:

  • Membership fees waived, due to costs involved in foreign exchange.
  • A ‘link’ on the AFBG website will be provided if requested.
  • Members receive all email communications, information, and newsletters.
  • Members have the option to contribute articles to the AFBG newsletter Campsis and attend AFBG Conferences and Guide Conferences.

 

MEMBERSHIP FORMS

Membership Information & Application Brochure

Membership Information & Application Brochure  pdf file

New Membership Forms

New Members Application Form Doc file
New Members Application Form pdf file

Affiliate Membership Forms

Affiliate Members Application Form   Doc file
Affiliate Members Application Form  pdf file

 

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE

Fill in and submit the following form.  A copy of the form will be sent to your nominated email address.  If you have any questions or issues with the form, please contact us on .

Annual Membership due on 1st April

* represents mandatory fields to complete

Group Name*
Email Address*
Email Again*
Postal Address*
City*
State
Post Code*
Contact Name*
Phone Contact*
Website
Membership choices*
   
   

Payable by Cheque to:          
Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Inc. 
P.O. Box 983
Geelong VIC 3220

Or

EFT:

Bendigo Bank BSB: 633-000
Account Number:  1045-71476
Refer:  Invoice No. and Member Name

*If paying by EFT, please notify AFGB by email info@friendsbotanicgardens.org

Total Payable*
Payment by*
   
Date paid (d/m/y)*

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

To assist us to understand our membership base could you please complete the following:

Year group established*
No. of financial members*
Insurance Cover*
   
ACTIVITIES*
     
    
Other Activites - list here
NEWSLETTER: Would you prefer to receive Campsis by:*
   
PROPOSE A COMMITTEE MEMBER
 
All members have an opportunity to participate in the Association. 
 
 
If you would like to propose a member of your group to a position on the AFBG Committee please complete this form and return to the Admin Officer by email or post by 1st July 2014.
 
ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS OF BOTANIC GARDENS AGM - AUGUST 2014
 
I would like to nominate to the position of:
(fill in below)
 
President. Vice-President. Secretary. Treasurer.  General Committee
 
NAME:
FOR THE POSITION OF:
 
NOMINATOR’S SIGNATURE:
 
SECONDER’S SIGNATURE:
 
NOMINEES SIGNATURE:
 
 
 
I would like to nominate #1
Nomination 1 for the position of:
   
   
I would like to nominate #2
Nomination 2 for the position of:
   
   
I would like to nominate #3
Nomination 3 for the position of:
   
   
I would like to nominate #4
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