The AG Society Blog: Wahoo and walbachia

With June 30 comes the end of the financial year, but at the AG Society it also brings the closing of our second round of sponsorships for 2009.

What does this mean exactly? Well, for me, it means a whole lot of work…

By Kylie Piper November 7, 2013 Reading Time: < 1

With June 30 comes the end of the financial year, but at the AG Society it also brings the closing of our second round of sponsorships for 2009.

What does this mean exactly? Well, for me, it means a whole lot of work!

This round we have received over 40 applications for sponsorship from all over the country and even a few international applications. We have applications from people walking, riding and sailing. From scientists studying wahoo (it’s a fish!) or walbachia (it’s a bacteria!) and various other things that will see me reaching for the dictionary or recalling some piece of obscure zoological knowledge that resides in the very far reaches of my brain since a mis-spent university career!

It will take me days to read over every piece of material submitted by the applicants, to give each and every one the best chance of getting sponsored by AG.

Why? Because the worst part of my job is telling people we are unable to sponsor them.