Caboolture Common Law Assembly Meeting – Minutes March 20, 2022

Sunday 20/03/2022, 11.30 – Centenary Lakes, Caboolture

 *** CCLA Phone:  5400 5883 ***


34 people present, 14 Chartered members 

Joel delivered a Convener’s welcome 

  • There is a National CLA Convenors Plan for AEC
  • This was discussed at Convenors meeting
  • We need 2 – 3 people for each electorate to caretake for the seat of that electorate
  • This would be until the rightfully elected man or woman sits in the seat lawfully 
  • We cover 3 electorates, Longman, Dickson and Petrie
  • The government by the people would sit at Old Parliament House
  • More details to come.  Several Committee Members will be going to a meeting in Buderim
  • Committee Members attending this meeting need to leave CCLA by 12.30

Anne-Marie – Secretary Report

  • Minutes for 06/03/2022 have been uploaded to website
  • Reminded people to record their name on sign in sheet with Anitta 
  • Easter raffle not going ahead, request a vote on other options
  • We could hold a mid-year Xmas in July raffle or do fortnightly draws
  • 14 Chartered members voted in favour of mid-year raffe
  • Karen will collect items for Caboolture area
  • Annette for Narangba area and Anne-Marie for Redcliffe 
  • Please bring donations to these people or bring to next assembly 
  • Any perishable items should be donated closer to the draw date 
  • Draw date yet to be confirmed
  • Tickets will be $2ea or 3 for $5, larger prizes will be $5ea 
  • Johnny donated a copy of his book to the raffle.  He is also donating a hardcopy 
  • His books are no longer available for purchase so a unique prize
  • Thank you everyone who has donated to the raffle
  • CD’s and Cookbooks for sale, $5ea, all proceeds going towards Community Gardens
  • A reminder that it costs nothing to join as a Chartered Member, it gives you a voice to be counted in the voting
  • You can attend and vote at any Common Law Assembly 

Treasurer’s Report

  • Annette reported there is $700.00 in available funds  
  • Ledger can always be accessed at assembly for viewing

Greg – Why I would like to be a Sheriff

  • Greg said he has been involved in Common Law for past 6mths and wants to step up
  • 15yrs experience in security industry in high profile positions.
  • Knows a lot about the law and helping people
  • Decided it was time to volunteer as a Common Law Sheriff 

Dan – Sheriff’s Report

  • Dan swore Greg in as a Sheriff for Brisbane CLA 
  • 14 chartered members voted in favour
  • Dan assisted Greg in taking the Oath 
  • Sheriff’s badge was presented

Sam – Convenor’s Meeting

  • There will be a new “Welcome” email when people join the mailing list
  • This email will automatically send the email
  • Within the email will be an invitation to submit ‘live birth’ application and to join as Chartered Member 

Joel– New Committee Member to enter membership data

  • Anitta has volunteered to be this person
  • Trina has volunteered to assist
  • Using a laptop, they will sign in attending assembly and join new people to mailing list and assist people to join Social Media platforms. 

Mick – Stepping down as Convenor

  • Mick explained that taking on the role has been impacting on his business
  • Excited to hear that Joel is takin on the role
  • He will remain an important part of assembly but in the background
  • He is hoping that someone will step up into the Co-Convenor’s role

Joel – Requirements for official induction into Convenors Role

  • Joel will consult with Mike Holt on whether there are official documents to be completed
  • Call out for Co-Convenor

Joel – Lismore Update

  • CCLA donated 8 slabs of water for Ange to provide to flood victims
  • Mick donated 5 jerry cans: 2 filled with fuel, 2 with water and 1 with diesel
  • Joel paid for Ange’s fuel costs.  The total was $178.30
  • He received $20 in donations from members at last assembly, thank you to those people
  • Annette circulated a donation tin, the remainder of the cost was covered
  • Leigh was able to deliver 80 bales of hay, CCLA donated $300 towards the cost and over $200 was donated to Leigh at last assembly.  
  • Leigh in turn used this money to purchase pet food and bird seed as well
  • Thank you to all the generous people we have in this assembly, greatly appreciated

Joel – National CLA Rally on 13/03/2022 – outcome

  • CCLA members supported Brisbane @ New Farm Park
  • 2 new Chartered Members joined Brisbane on the day
  • The feedback Nationally – small turn up but people signed up

Joel – Community Gardens

  • Leigh has donated her property at Narangba
  • A meeting took place on the property and an agreement was met
  • Joel is moving onto 6 acres at Burpengary approx. April 6
  • There is room for a Community Garden, horse agistment and caravan sites
  • Anneka has a list of volunteers for the gardens and will be making arrangements in the near future to start the gardens

Joel – CCLA falls on Easter Sunday: 17/04/2022 

  • A vote was cast for moving assembly from Easter Sunday to April 10
  • FYI: CCLA will now be on 2 consecutive Sundays, April 3 & 10

Joel – Redcliffe Markets Stall – TBC

Joel – Freedom Fest in the Park, Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore

  • Date is confirmed – 09/04/2022
  • We plan to setup the Marquee, sell merch and run a sausage sizzle
  • Event details will remain the same 3pm – 7pm (set up time is 1.30pm)
  • Would love some volunteers (6 req’d), please see Sam 

Passing of the Stick

  • Statement:  Christine spoke about the Brisbane Rally @ Musgrave Park.There were 4 days of camping at Musgrave Park.  The Elders met us, camped and marched with us.  Proud to be a part of it.  Unity was alive, all groups no matter who they were, united and respected each other’s opinions.  Anna came outside to look for only a few seconds.  Next gathering at Musgrave Park is March 28 and March 29 for Canberra.  Thanks to CCLA, I was able to speak to people about Common Law.  The biggest thing we need to do is work together.  If the power grid goes down, we need to go tribal.  Make sure you have food, water supplies, etc.  Help each other.
  • Statement:  Cedrick spoke about his experience atBrisbane Rally @ Musgrave Park.  He let us know that TPR will be gathering on March 28 and camping for 2 days.  There was amazing energy.  There is a lot of camera surveillance in the CBD so the message is getting through, they can see what’s happening.  People want change.  Don’t underestimate what your energy can do to get the job done.  There is always something you can do to help the cause.  Bring back community. 
  • Statement:  Cedrick spoke about the floods in Coraki and Woodburn.  The gift of all the people who went down there and helped was amazing.  You could see people power.

Previous minutes confirmed by Sam

Meeting closed 12.30pm.  Followed by sausage sizzle & chat

Next Meeting / Upcoming

Sunday 03/04/2022, 11.30 – Centenary Lakes, Caboolture

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