MINUTES OF THE 7TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS TREE PRESERVATION SOCIETY HELD AT 51 DALGETTY RD, BEAUMARIS, AT 8.45 PM ON WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 1959

Present Mr (Edward) Hassett in the Chair. Mesdames (Catherine) Carroll, (Edith [Bea]) Hosking, (Susan) McDougall, (Sheila) Ridland, Stock & Weate; Messrs (John) Carroll, (William) Elliott, (William) Leech, Scott, Stephenson, (Colin) Macrae, Weate & (Maurice) Wilson
Apologies Mesdames Rodger, Russell, Simons & (Patricia) Sinclair
Minutes of  
previous Annual meeting
The minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on 12th November 1958 were read. 
Proposed by Mrs (Edith [Bea]) Hosking and seconded by Mrs (Sheila) Ridland that Minutes be accepted as correct. The Chairman then signed the minutes.
Treasurers  
Report
The Treasurer presented a statement of Receipts and expenditure for the year which showed a Credit Balance as at 18th November 1959 of 285-15-9. The surplus of receipts over expenditure for the year amounted to 131-11-9. 
Proposed by Mr (Maurice) Wilson and seconded by Mr (John) Carroll and resolved that the financial statement as presented be accepted.
Accounts for 
Payment
Cheque for 1/13/- payable to Mr R Heberle Albany W.A. being freight on specimens forwarded for our Annual Plant display was passed for payment.
Chairmans 
Report
The Chairman (Mr (Edward) Hassett) read his Annual Report as President of this Society. He outlined the Society's activities of the year, which embraced the Foreshore, Gramatan Ave Reserve, Street Tree Planting, Lectures, Native Plant Display and reported progress in all these fields and hoped that more would be accomplished next year. Finally he thanked the Committee for their support and activity during the year. 
Proposed by Mr (William) Elliott and seconded by Mr (Colin) Macrae and resolved that Presidents Report be received.
Election 
of Office Bearers
The following Office Bearers were elected for the year ending 31st August 1960 

President                  Mr (Edward) Hassett 
Proposed by Mrs. (Edith [Bea]) Hosking  Seconded by Mr (Maurice) Wilson 

Vice President          Mrs (Sheila) Ridland 
Proposed by Mrs (Edith [Bea]) Hosking   Seconded by Mr (Colin) Macrae 

Secretary                 Mr Stephenson 
Proposed by Mr (Colin) Macrae   Seconded by Mr Scott 

Assistant Secretary  Mrs Rodger 
Proposed by Mr (Maurice) Wilson  Seconded by Mrs (Susan) McDougall 

Treasurer                Mr Scott 
Proposed by Mr (William) Elliott  Seconded by Mr (William) Leech 

Publicity Officer      Mr (John) Carroll 
Proposed by Mrs (Susan) McDougall  Seconded by Mrs (Sheila) Ridland 

Auditor                   Mr (Rae) Sinclair 
Proposed Mr (Colin) Macrae   Seconded by Mr (Edward) Hassett 

Committee 
Mesdames (Catherine) Carroll, Hickey, (Edith [Bea]) Hosking, (Susan) McDougall, Russell, (Patricia) Sinclair, Simon & Weate. Messrs William Elliott, William Leech, (Colin) Macrae, Weate &  (Maurice) Wilson 
Proposed by Mrs (Sheila) Ridland   Seconded by Mr Scott

Annual 
Subscriptions
Proposed by Mrs (Edith [Bea]) Hosking and seconded by Mrs (Susan) McDougall and resolved "That Annual Subscription of members be raised to 5/- per annum".
Gramatan Ave 
Reserve
Messrs (John) Carroll and (Edward) Hassett reported that they had recently discussed the lease with The Mayor of Sandringham (Councillor (Jack) Martin), which the Council desire the Trustees of this Society to sign. However decision on the Society's action in relation to this proposed lease was deferred pending further clarification of certain clauses in the lease. 
Mrs (Edith [Bea]) Hosking was requested to obtain the opinion of Miss (Winifred) Waddell of at what intervals should a census be taken of Flora on the Reserve.
Correspondence Letters from Kuranga Festival Committee, Red Cross, and Sandringham Council were read and proposed by Mr (William) Leech seconded by Mr (John) Carroll and resolved the correspondence be received.
Committee 
Meeting
It was proposed that 1st Committee meeting be held on Wednesday 2nd December 1959 at 51 Dalgetty Rd.
Closure of 
Meeting
The Meeting closed at 10:30 PM.

                                        A True Record

                                        Chairman             E. Hassett
                                          Date                    30/11/60

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