2020/21 Annual Report and AGM

Walking SA held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 29th October at the Torrens Rowing Club, with an attendance of over 60 people from member clubs, organisations and supporters. We greatly appreciate the attendance and engagement with those there on the night.

We had a panel discussion on all things trails – trail building, trail maintenance, current and emerging trail projects, and how the walking community can help. Our panel included Matt Lang from National Parks and Wildlife Service SA, Rachel Godoy from Forestry SA, Chris Bushel from South Australian Recreation Trails Inc (SARTI), and Chris Davies from the Willunga Basin Trail.

Award Winners

We presented the awards for the annual Walking SA Walking Awards. The awards recognises and promotes the achievements and work of groups, organisations, local and state government, and volunteers in South Australia. The Awards process is an opportunity for public and peer recognition of achievements in walking, and demonstrates to volunteers, community groups, the recreation industry, business, government, and the wider community the significant and positive impact that can be achieved through improvements to walkability.

Awards were presented to four organisations and individuals, celebrating their contribution to walking in South Australia. Awards were presented by Lyn Dean, Chief Executive Wellbeing SA, and Tuesday Udell, Walking SA Chair.

2020/21 Annual Report

The 2020/21 Annual Report was distributed at the AGM and Jeremy Carter, Co-Chair of Walking SA, and Helen Donovan, Executive Director of Walking SA, spoke to the report identifying a range of highlights from the past year.

New Board Members

We’ve welcomed two new recruits to the Board, Meredith Lawson and Rebecca Tooher, who with their backgrounds will deepen our perspective on encouraging and supporting people to walk.

Our Treasurer, Graeme Duncan, is retiring as Treasurer and from the Board, and we thank him for his work over the past couple of years in guiding and informing our finances.

We also thank other retiring Board Members: Ben Trewren, Lorraine Thomas and Jeremy Carter, who are all focussing on their contributions in the Walking for Recreation Committee.