APS MITCHELL GROUP MEETS AT THE JOHN TAYLOR ROOM, KILMORE LIBRARY, SYDNEY STREET, KILMORE- 3RD MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7.30 PM
(Occasionally excursions may replace monthly meetings so it is advisable to check our latest newsletter or contact a committee member for up to date diary dates.)
THERE IS A $2.00 ENTRY WHICH GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO WIN THE RAFFLE PRIZE OF A NATIVE PLANT. TEA, COFFEE & BISCUITS AVAILABLE.
Next Meeting: In the John Taylor Room, Kilmore Library, Sydney Street Kilmore…
Monday March 18th commencing 7:30 pm
The current President of APS Victoria, Chris Long, will be visiting APS Mitchell as our guest speaker for March, and will be presenting on: Boronia megastigma and its essential oil – my journey…
Chris has been involved in APS Victoria for a considerable time, initially joining as a Lone Member in 1980. Being retired from work and with his family grown up, Chris joined the then newly formed APS Mornington Peninsula District Group in 2010, taking on the position of inaugural treasurer, and continues in that role to the present time. Chris was also appointed delegate for his District Group to the APS Victoria committee of management in 2012, and remains as delegate. The year 2013 saw Chris elected as Treasurer of APS Victoria, then moving to the role of President from 2016.
During his working life Chris trained as a chemist, and worked in the pharmaceutical industry in a number of management roles. Boronia megastigma and its essential oil is a project he worked on that aimed at agricultural cultivation of Boronia megastigma in Victoria, and the processing of the flowers to extract the essential oil for sale to flavour and perfumery companies. His presentation will lead us through the start of the project, its ups and downs, and the final result.
The guest speaker presentation will be followed by our flower specimen table “show & tell” (remember to bring something along from your garden) and conclude with supper & chat.