From the Chairman, The Mulloon Institute
The Collins Australian dictionary defines juncture as, "a point in time, especially a crisis; a state of affairs; a joining or being joined; a point of joining or connection". There has been plenty going on at The Mulloon Institute during July to fit with some, if not all, of those definitions, except of course the bit about a crisis!
Adopting a "state of affairs" definition and demonstrating good governance, the Board met during July to oversee our activities including our budget. Our expenditure remains within our means and while we would like to be spending more, we need to attract more donations to ensure we do that responsibly.
Increasingly, we are being approached to advise and assist landholders and communities in their quest to improve their landscapes, so one of the topics of the Board's discussion was how best to respond. Effectively we have been consulting in this fashion, but now believe we can take this to a higher level, and in the process earn income for The Mulloon Institute (TMI) to enable our work to be expanded. Getting the structure right and the resources in place will be our immediate work in progress. This is certainly a very positive "juncture" for TMI.