|MINUTES OF THE 4TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS TREE PRESERVATION SOCIETY, HELD AT 10 CORONET GROVE, BEAUMARIS, ON 14TH NOVEMBER 1956|
|The meeting was held at "Coronet Hill", and 21 members were present.|
|Apologies||were received from Mrs. Rodger, Mrs. Forrester, Mr. (John) Carroll, Mr. (William) Ridland, Mr. (Jack) Scott, and Mr. Feeley.|
|Minutes||Minutes of the 3rd. annual general meeting were read and accepted - moved Mrs. Feeley, seconded Mrs. (Edith [Bea]) Hosking.|
|Correspondence||A few of the letters received congratulating the Society on the recent Native Plants Display, and on the new booklet, were read.|
|Treasurer's Report||The Treasurer presented a detailed report of the years accounts, together with details of the accounts for the Native Plants Display. Copies of these were made available to members. The total amount credited to the Society is now £329-15-3. This amount included £176-19-4 from the Native Plants Display. The Treasurer's Report was accepted on a motion put by Mr (Edward) Hassett and seconded by Mr (William) Elliott.|
|Presidentís report||The president, Mr. (Colin) Macrae, gave a summary of the
year's activities. This covered the planting plans worked
out for the Beaumaris Traders Association, the Fourth,
Hornby, Hilton & Bolton Sts. Association and the
School Committee for the Beaumaris State School. Street
planting had been undertaken in Scott, Haldane &
Dalgetty Rd. replacing damaged trees; publicity had been
catered for by the production of a new leaflet early in
the year, 5 posters drawn by Mrs. (Susanne) McDougall, and by the
publication of the new booklet "More about native plants
& seaside gardens". This last had received
considerable attention, & following on a review in The Age by
Mr Clerehan, orders were received from many different
places for over 200 copies. There was a request from the
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Library.
Mr. (Colin) Macrae
outlined the steps taken to obtain a sanctuary for
heathland plants in Gramatan Ave., but no definite
answer has yet been received from the Government or the
Council regarding the ultimate decision on this.
Steps had also been taken to persuade the Council to
rescind their new policy of allowing only one tree to be
planted in front of each house. Not reply has been
Mr. (Colin) Macrae
then invited Mr. (Edward)
Hassett to take the chair while the office-bearers for
the coming year were elected. The following members were
Parents' & Citizens' Association liaison officer
Mr. (John) Carroll
The new president, Mrs. (Edith
[Bea]) Hosking, then took the chair.
|General Business||A discussion
took place regarding the planting of Anita St.
It was decided that two members should canvass the
residents to find out what trees
they would prefer.
Mr. Stevenson suggested that when a tree is planted a brief description of the habit of growth & other characteristics of the tree should be given to the householder. It was decided to defer further discussion of this to a committee meeting.
Mr. Wyatt told members that the Field Naturalists would be holding an exhibition in the Prahran Town Hall.
Mrs. (Edith [Bea])
Hosking thanked the retiring president & secretary
for their work during the year, & then declared the
|S. (Sheila) Ridland (Hon. Secretary)|
|Passed & confirmed. -|
|C. (Colin) Macrae|
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