MINUTES OF THE 2ND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS TREE PRESERVATION SOCIETY HELD AT 27 DALGETTY ROAD, BEAUMARIS, ON 13TH SEPTEMBER 1954
Present Mr. & Mrs. (John) Carroll, Mr. & Mrs. (Jack) Scott, Mr. & Mrs. Lightfoot, Mesdames (Edith [Bea]) Hosking, (Sheila) Ridland, Paull, Margot Carroll, Bignell. Messrs. (Colin) Macrae, (William) Leech, & Plumridge
Apologies from Mr. & Mrs. Waters, Mr. (William) Ridland, Mrs. (Susanne) McDougall
Minutes of the 1st A.G.M. read & passed prop. (John) Carroll sec. Mrs. Paull
Matters arising - none
Correspondence listed & read re.
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2. 
3. 
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5. 
6. 
 
Street Planting 
refusal of Council to support Sanctuary 
planting on foreshore 
Native Plant Show on Oct. 9th (1954) 
Booklet on 'Native Plants & Seaside Gardens' 
General e.g. Barbecue on Nov. 6th. 
Correspondence passed 
prop. John Carroll sec. Colin Macrae
Treasurerís Report read by Mrs. (Sheila) Ridland & adopted. 
prop. Mrs. Paull  sec. Mr. (William) Leech
President's Report read by Mrs.  (Edith [Bea]) Hosking describing
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b. 
c. 

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planting in streets 
the Sanctuary 
clearing of the weeds on the foreshore by the Council 
The President proposed thanks 
to Messrs. Plumridge, (William) Leech & (Colin) Macrae for work in planting 
to the Newsletter for space given 
to Mrs. (Susanne) McDougall and Mrs. (Sheila) Ridland for work done in producing the new Booklet & to Mrs Margot Carroll for notices 
to members for their co-operation 
President's report adopted 
prop. Mr. (Jack) Scott  sec.  Mr. (John) Carroll 
who complimented Mrs. (Edith [Bea]) Hosking & the Committee on work done during the year.
Election of Officers President             Mrs.  (Edith [Bea]) Hosking was elected. 
                prop.   Mr. Plumridge 
                sec.    Mr. (William) Leech 
Vice-President    Mr. Colin Macrae was elected. 
                prop.   Mr. (John) Carroll 
                sec.     Mr. Plumridge 
Secretary            Mrs. (Sheila) Ridland was elected. 
                prop.   Mrs. (Catherine) Carroll 
                sec.    Mrs. Lightfoot 
Asst. Secretary    Mrs. (Susanne) McDougall was elected. 
                prop.    Mrs. Margot Carroll 
                sec.      Mrs. (Sheila) Ridland 
Treasurer            Mrs. (Catherine) Carroll was elected. 
                prop.    Mrs. (Sheila) Ridland 
                sec.      Mr. Plumridge 
(to be assisted by Mrs. Paull during October) 
Representative to the Barbecue Committee 
                            Mr. (John) Carroll was elected. 
                prop.    Mr. (Colin) Macrae 
                sec.      Mrs. Lightfoot 
Planting Committee 
                             Mr. (Colin) Macrae was elected. 
                prop.      Mrs. (Sheila) Ridland 
                sec.        Mr. (John) Carroll 
                              Mr. (William) Leech was elected. 
                prop.       Mr. (Colin) Macrae 
                sec.        Mrs. Margot Carroll 
                              Mr. (Jack) Scott was elected. 
                prop.       Mr. (William) Leech 
                sec.        Mrs. Lightfoot
General Business
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Council of Adult Education Lectures on Landscape Gardening to be given at local hall in New Year.  
Meeting considered that 20 members could be obtained. 
Meeting of Field Naturalists on Sept. 25th (1954) at (Donald) MacDonald Sanctuary. 
Mrs. (Sheila) Ridland & Mr. Scott said they would attend. 
Discussion of general matters concerning Native Plant Show.  
Booklet: Mrs.  (Edith [Bea]) Hosking gave description of contents.
Native Plant Show further details 
Members to assist:-  
Mesdames Kerr, Simon, Russell, Stricklam, Lightfoot, and Mr. (Norman) Hosking. 
Tables. Mr. (Colin) Macrae said that 12 were needed. Messrs. (John) Carroll, (William) Leech & Quirk had promised to lend one. 
Posters. Mrs. (Susan) McDougall to be asked, also neighbours of Mrs. (Sheila) Ridland & Russell. 
Other publicity:- Booklet to be sent to local papers with description of show. 
Schools to be reminded of this competition. 
Working bee arranged for Oct. 8th (1954)
Barbecue on Nov. 6th 'Tree' Society to hold plant stall for seedlings & cut flowers. Names asked for, for roster of helpers.
Plants grown by members from seedlings 
Mr. (William) Leech - about 300 
Mrs. (Edith [Bea]) Hosking - about    50 
Mrs. (Sheila) Ridland - about 60 also Mrs. (Susan) McDougall
Special thanks were proposed to the retiring Secretary, Mrs. (Susanne) McDougall, for her work throughout the year.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 9.15 p.m.

Signed  E. (Eric) Meehan  24 October 1955
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