Subject: Re: ONE OR MANY
From: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 13:52:20 +0800
At 10:08 8/12/97 +1000, Richard Nowotny wrote:
>Believing that the two major organisations (Birds Oz & BOCA) serve somewhat
>different interests and needs, but nonetheless supporting the desirability
>of a single birds/birding organisation in Australia (for the reasons you
>have given, and others), my preference would be for an amalgamation in which
>the current Birds Oz structure took the primary responsibility for the more
>"scientific" aspects of birds and birding in Australia, while the current
>BOCA structure(s) continued to serve the more social and shared birding
>needs of birders - with a unified structure for conservation, fund-raising,
>etc.  In my lifetime...???  I wish!!

The Eastern Staters seem to forget that in WA we only have the one
organisation Birds Australia (WA Group). They do an excellent job with no
permanent staff, with many research projects (many only with volunteers),
raising many funds from a large variety of sources, etc.

I am also a member of BOCA, mainly for the magazine.

If there was only one body, then I would probably save money!  I would only
have to join one organisation, subscribe to one set of magazines, and reply
to one set of fund raising requests.

How many people are members of both organisations?

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