BRUNY ISLAND CEMETERY AND CHAPEL ASSOCIATION
(BARNES BAY) INC trading as:
BAY CHAPEL AND CEMETERY ASSN.
ABN: 34 604 284 666
39 Church Road, Barnes Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania 7150
Sunday 17 February 2019 at 11:30am
MEETINGS AND EVENTS:
Sunday 18 November 2018:
Annual General Meeting summary
Meeting opened: 12:15pm. All existing office bearers re-elected unopposed. See Committee
, opened 12:45pm
: Perri (in the chair), David, Pam,
Ralph, Alan, Yvonne, Jake, Dianne,
Carolyn, Jillian and Steve.
: Annie, Ian, Tanzi and Andrew.
Summary of Minutes
- Greg Lynd (St Helens) has been contacted re the 2 seats that he is going to make for us.
- Youdit Deane has cleaned 5 Churchill graves and the War memorial and is to redo John Henry Denne headstone.
- Enquiries indicated $6,800 for a toilet unit from Victoria
plus $3,500 for transport to Tas. This is much too expensive.
- Perri asked Council for a funding grant for a toilet.
Paul Cumming, who is an environmental consultant, might look at the chapel site next week.
- Ralph spoke to Anthony
agreed not to have public toilet- too much maintenance and too costly. Also would need
wheelchair access etc.
- Still hoping to have a Bunnings sausage sizzle early next year. We can get a cover note for extra public liabilty.
- We will have a stall at the Dennes Point market on 1 December (Yvonne and Perri will be there).
has now replaced Julie as a bank signatory (with Jake and Perri).
- Di to find out about natural burials, eg shroud-wrapped.
- Alan to try and sell our surplus Wurlitzer organ on Gumtree.
This started around 11:30am and continued until 4:30pm with two 45
minute breaks, one for the AGM and the general meeting and one for lunch.
Grass was mowed, graves wipper-snippered around, some stumps dug out, 2
casuarina trees were removed that were too close to graves, a
made to where special seats are to be installed, some weedy
bulbs (Watsonia marginata?) were removed, etc.
The cemetery grounds after our workingbee -
tidy and well cared for. Sunday 18 November 2018.
8 July 2018:
GENERAL MEETING and
meeting clashed with a meeting at the CWA Hall and the start
was therefore delayed until 1:30pm).
Perri (in the chair), Ralph, Alan, Yvonne, Jake, Dianne,
Carolyn, Jillian and Steve.
Summary of Minutes
Our garden shed now houses a
ride-on mower which will be permanently stationed there.
The mower has been lent to us by Ralph Bottomley.
It is suggested that whenever somebody is going to do mowing they
should bring their own petrol.
bench seats that we were going to purchase from Greg Lynde
have not yet appeared. Ralph will follow up with Greg.
Annie will check with Andrew Denne re documents from the church.
a new toilet:
Carolyn can get a quote for a septic system at approx $10,000+
Ralph suggested a toilet with a holding tank may be the way to go
because we are not sure whether a septic system would be
It would cost around $7000.
Ralph will talk to council (Fluffy) to see what they are likely to
of Public Liability insurance
was discussed. We currently have a bill for approx $1,400.
Should we be looking for an umbrella policy along with other
Since the last meeting it has been confirmed that the insurance premium
mentioned above also covers the insurance on the building).
Raising: Dianne to contact Bunnings to see if we
can run a sausage sizzle.
Headstone has been installed for Colin
Jacobson (Elsie Churchill's brother in law). A photo linked to the
headstone is now part of the Cemetery Map.
Carolyn Martyn to be a second
signatory for cheques
as Julie Risely is now living offshore. We need a copy of the
minutes proposing this to take to Bendigo Bank in Kingston.
Viking Ride-On Mower.
Colin Jacobson headstone
The weather was beautiful for our Open Day and quite a few people
turned up, although neither the Premier nor Nic Street (who were
invited) made it.
The Snug Butcher
donated sausages and Banjos donated bread for our barbeque.
are gratefully acknowledged.
(Click picture to
|By the end of the day our new garden shed was
finished and Ralph and
Alan were installing strengthening members and shelves within it.
steel posts were driven in and attached to prevent wind from blowing
the shed away.
Eventually it is intended to add a concrete floor inside the shed.
A working bee followed
to cleanup the cemetery and to work on the assembly of the garden shed.
11:30am to 1:00pm
(11 committee members in attendance).
- Discussions about upkeep of headstones;
the responsibility of our association. Families can contact Youdit
Deane who has expertise in restorative work
- Carolyn and Di to enquire re possible Federal
money for restoration of war graves.
memorial at Barnes Bay to be kept clean
tidy. (Jake will do).
- Assembly and installation of our garden shed
completed tomorrow (Sunday).
We have about $6,500
in the bank
with some income from market stalls to be added shortly.
- Two bench seats
(aluminium and plastic) to be ordered
from Greg Lynd (St Helens).
- Intention to talk to Suzanne Smythe regarding
the location of
possible grave sites at Variety Bay.
- A website
has been established for our
Contact Alan Bottomley with ideas for improvement.
Mission Statement to be added to our website.
possible wording was suggested.
- A grave
site map to be added to the website.
also show reserved plots.
- The Premier (prompted by Nic Street) has
promised us $5,000
from a discretionary fund towards a new toilet.
and Snug Butcher to be asked to donate
and sausages for Open Day.
maintenance suggestions: mould can be
treated with "Exit Mould", vinegar may help with lichen?
- Perri has bulbs to plant.
- Office Bearers for next 12 months elected.
- Working bee in the cemetery.
- Some panels of the new garden shed were
- End-of-Financial-Year Statements
presented by the Treasurer.
- Fee for a second burial on top of an existing
New sign for the front gate
- SignRite to do new sign for
- Microwave oven donated by Perri,
- Edge strips have been installed on the front steps of
- Land Tax bill forgiven after Perri wrote a letter to
- Monies raised from Bruny Easter Market ($385) and a
market stall ($80).
- Donation to Quarantine Station - $500.
- Amended Constitution lodged with Consumer, Building and
- Locksafe box installed (inside the meter-box) for
safe-keeping of keys.
- Noted that market stalls have raised enough money to
pay the power bill.
- Peter Wisby to donate a park bench.
- There are still 2 families who are yet to donate
their pledges to the Chapel.
- A ride-on mower is to be donated by Ralph and Perri.
- Discussion re garden shed to purchase at Bunnings.
- Agreed that a suitable shortened name for the assn
Barnes Bay Chapel &
28 August 2016
- Microwave oven and a "locksafe" for keys is needed.
- Committee signed off that we do not require our Financial
statements to be audited each year.
(This is no longer a legal requirement for associations with less than
$250,000 annual turnover).
- Discussed moving the bell tower closer to the Chapel.
permission from Kathy Duncombe).
- Elsie Churchill has enquired regarding repainting of
- Working bee followed.
- GST de-registration has been approved and finalised
Australian Tax Office.
- New bucket and mop donated by Carolyn Martyn. Decided
that vacuum cleaner not needed yet.
- Investigation of feasibility of going to solar power
for the Chapel. Payback period would be too long.
- Draft financials presented by Treasurer. Further
details to be supplied by Perri.
- Spare keys for the Chapel with: Perri, Julie, Jake,
Di, Weitske, Kathy, Ian (Parky) and in the meter-box.
- New fencing completed with donations from: Robert
(fence posts and wire), "Murrayfield", Mark Hansson (1 day labour),
Ralph (excavator and labour), Ian Young (1 day labour).
- Linda Champine and Carolyn Martyn have acquired plots
in the cemetery.
- Reconciled bank balance as at 30 June 2016 was
- Annual insurance bill $1,240 paid to McKillops.
(Perri to be reimbursed).
- Annual Return signed off and to be lodged with Dept
of Justice. ($61.20 lodgment fee).
- Burial fees ratified. ($650 for member or a donater,
$1,000 for others).
- Chapel to be made available for WEDDINGS etc.
- Clean-up of cemetery is needed. Working bee at next
meeting on 8 October 2016'
28 April 2016:
- Annual report presented by Perri Bottomley.
- GST de-registration applied for.
- Chapel keys to be left at Smoothys Point and in the
meter-box at the Chapel.
- Perimeter fence has been completed (except for the
section along Church Road).
Funeral service and
internment for Mr
Robert (Bob) Hewitt.
7 March 2016
service for longtime Bruny Island resident Josephine Denne
hosted at the
ceremony for Ralph
and Perri Bottomley hosted at the Chapel.
Exterior of the
Chapel building painted
Working bee to erect
the tank donated by Weitske Loef. Timber for stand donated by Ralph.
held at the
- Contract of Sale from the Anglican church is ready to
- Approx $28,000 received in pledges from the Bruny
Island community.This will be sufficient to purchase the church and
the cemetery ($25,000 + GST + Stamp Duty)
- Building will need to be painted to make the asbestos
- Public Liability insurance will have to be taken out
- Electricity account needs to be transferred to the
new owner. ($90 per quarter plus usage).
- Water tank behind the building needs to be replaced.
Weitske Loef will donate a 1500L tank.
- Perimeter fence needs to be rebuilt. "Murrayfield"
assist with this.
- Sign at front needs to be changed to reflect the new
status of the building.
- Discussion re what burial charges are to be levied.
that shareholders to pay $600 and others
$1,000. Charges to be reviewed
every 3 years.
: Inaugural Public Meeting
- Meeting held at the CWA hall, Bruny Island Main Rd,
- Meeting led by Keith Bill pending the election of a
- St Peters
Church, Barnes Bay was recently deconsecrated by the Anglican
- This meeting was called to setup an incorporated
association to purchase the church and the site
for $25,000 using pledges
obtained from the community.
following executive was nominated and duly elected:
Vice President: Anne Correy
Secretary: Dianne Jodlowska
Treasurer: Jake Jodlowski
David Young, Ian
Young, Justin Jones, Carolyn Martyn, Alan Bottomley,
Weitske Loef, Ralph Bottomley.
of the association to be:
Bruny Island Cemetery and Chapel (Barnes Bay) Association Inc.
- Pledges received so far stand at $13,000.
- Executive to meet quarterly.
- A Constitution is to be drawn up and registered.
explaining the pending sale of the former St Peters Church,
and requesting pledges from the community to purchase it, was sent
around by Perri Bottomley.
16 June 1996
A major working bee
to remove trees etc from the Barnes Bay cemetery.
This cleanup was instigated by Max Young and approximately 15 residents
(Photo from Alan Bottomley)