MINUTES OF THE 8TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS TREE PRESERVATION SOCIETY HELD AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL, BEAUMARIS, ON WEDNESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 1960

Present Mr. (Edward) Hassett in the Chair. 
Mesdames (Edith [Bea]) Hosking, (Susan) McDougall, Russell, Synott, (Patricia) Sinclair, Rogers, (Sheila) Ridland & Weate 
Messrs (William) Elliott, (William) Leech, (Colin) Macrae, Scott, Stephenson & Weate
Apologies Mrs Hickey
Minutes of  
previous meeting
The Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on 18th November (1958) were read. 
Proposed by Mr. (Maurice) Wilson and seconded Mr. Weate that minutes be accepted as correct. 
The Chairman then signed the minutes.
Treasurer's  
Report
The Treasurer presented a statement of Receipts and Expenditure for the year which showed a Credit Balance of 167-12-5. 
Moved by Mr (Maurice) Wilson and seconded  Mr (Colin) Macrae that report be received subject to audit.
Accounts for 
Payment
City of Sandringham - Current year's rental Gramatan Reserve 5. 
Moved Mrs Rogers seconded Mr (Maurice) Wilson that account be paid.
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. 
Finally he thanked the Vice President, Mrs (Sheila) Ridland, who took his place during his absence overseas, and the Secretary, Mr Stephenson, for his assistance during the year. Also other committee members for their support during the year. 
Proposed Mr (Colin) Macrae and seconded Mr (Maurice) Wilson that President's Report be received.
Election of  
Office Bearers
The following Office Bearers were elected for the year ending 31st August 1961. 

President                  Mr (Colin) Macrae 
Moved Mr Weate  seconded Mr (William) Leech 
Vice President 
Mr (William) Elliott 
Moved Mr Stephenson  seconded Mr (Maurice) Wilson 
Mr (William) Leech 
Moved Mr (Colin) Macrae  seconded Mrs (Edith [Bea]) Hosking 
Mr (William) Elliott was elected. 

Secretary                 Mrs Weate 
Moved Mr (Bea) Hosking   seconded Mr (William) Leech 

Assistant Secretary  Mrs Rogers 
Moved Mr (William) Leech  seconded Mr (William) Elliott 

Treasurer                Mr Scott 
Moved Mr (William) Elliott  seconded Mrs Rogers 

Committee  Messrs Stephenson            Mesdames (Catherine) Carroll 
                              (John) Carroll                            Hickey 
                              (William) Elliott                         (Edith [Bea]) Hosking 
                              (William) Leech                         (Susan) McDougall 
                              (Edward) Hassett                      Russell 
                              Weate                                        Synott 
                              Buff                                          (Patricia) Sinclair 
                              Gye                                          (Sheila) Ridland 
                              Maurice Wilson                       Buff 
                                                                               (Nancy) Gye


At the conclusion of the meeting Mr. Roenfeldt, a member of the newly formed Landscape Preservation Council addressed the meeting on saving the natural landscape. He explained the formation of the Landscape Preservation Council by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), as a central organisation for tree preservation societies throughout Victoria, which will encourage the formation of local groups, and negotiate with government departments and public utilities.

The meeting closed at 10 pm.

                                        A True Record

                                        Chairman:             C. (Colin) Macrae
                                          Date:                    1/11/61


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