Have your say – APS direction for the next 3 years

By Heather Miles

There’s an old saying that if you don’t know where you’re going, you won’t know when you get there! And so it goes with setting a strategy for APS NSW.

We last developed a formal strategy in 2017, so it is now time to rethink our direction and focus. We’ve achieved strong outcomes over the last three years (website, social media presence, online payments, outsourced financial management), and our membership has grown this year, potentially a function of the bushfires and threat of climate change.

Our district groups and passionate members are a strength, as are our deep plant expertise, local relationships, nurseries and plant sales. But the needs of members are changing and so time for us to adapt. Many people join and don’t stay members for more than a couple of years, so it’s an opportunity to rethink what we do.

Would you like to have your say on what those opportunities might be? 

I will be hosting several Zoom strategy discussion sessions in early February for members to contribute their thoughts and ideas. If you’d like to participate, please email secretary@austplants.com.au to receive the Zoom link. The dates are:

  • Tuesday 9 Feb, 10am
  • Thursday, 11 Feb, 7pm
  • Saturday, 13 Feb 2pm

Any questions, please let me, Heather Miles, know on the above email. Looking forward to hearing your views.