New committee voted in at AGM, and we have a new name!

Tuesday 30 November, 2021

LAOKO’s 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 20 November on Zoom. Our key elected positions remain as follows:

President: Lisa Petroff
Vice President: Elena Guarracino
Secretary: Michael Milne
Treasurer: Robyn George
HSEQ Officer: Guy Palframan

We have many other LAOKO volunteers working behind the scenes, and a variety of roles will be officially assigned following an expression of interest process. As a 100% volunteer organisation, we always need more people! If you have a skill set you could put to work for a good cause – such as fundraising, marketing, publicity, social media, grant applications, answering our emergency phone, or one of the many other things that keep LAOKO chugging along – please email us at

LAOKO also has a new official name – Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue LAOKO Inc. This was voted on at a Special General Meeting on 23 October. We have held onto the name LAOKO for its historic value, but many people do not know what LAOKO stands for (it stands for Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans!) We hope the new name will make that clearer, and better represent the breadth of the wildlife work we do.


With our AGM being on Zoom this year, this was as close to a committee photo as we could get! Here’s to moving forward in 2022 with a talented team. Photo: Candice Anderson

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