MINUTES OF THE 17TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS TREE PRESERVATION SOCIETY HELD AT BEAUMARIS COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 8 PM ON WEDNESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 1969
Present: The President, Mr W. (William) Leech in the chair and twenty members.
Apologies: Miss Joan Browning, Mr & Mrs John Carroll, Mrs (Susan) Macdougall, Mr K. (Kenneth) & Mrs Jill Rendell, Mr W. (William) Ridland
Minutes: It was resolved that minutes of previous meeting be adopted.
Treasurer's 
Report
The Treasurer, Mr Scott, reported that the balance of 259-32 dollars as at 12th November 1965 had decreased to 195-92 as at 24th September 1969. Income over the period was 38-83 dollars and expenditure was 102-23 dollars, 70 dollars of which was the payment of 7 years' rent for the Gramatan Avenue Reserve. 
It was MOVED Mr (Alfred) Gilford SECONDED Mrs (Patricia) Sinclair that the report be adopted and this was carried unanimously.
President's 
Report
The President reviewed the work of the committee since the last meeting indicating reasons for some of the reduction in activity. He suggested courses of action for the coming year, including preparation of a plan for some tree planting around the Concourse.
Election of 
Office-Bearers
The people nominated in the table below were the only ones nominated for the offices shown and, as they accepted, they were declared elected. 
 
OFFICE NOMINEE PROPOSER SECONDER
President Mr (William) Leech Mrs (Bea) Hosking Mrs (Patricia) Sinclair
Vice-President Mrs (Bea) Hosking Mr (Colin) Macrae Mr (James) McArdle
Secretary Mr (Geoffrey) Goode Mr (William) Ridland Mrs (Patricia) Sinclair
Treasurer Mr (Alfred) Gilford Mr (Geoffrey) Goode Mr (Charles) Moore
The following members were proposed and seconded for Committee: 

Mrs R. Sinclair, Mr (William) & Mrs (Sheila) Ridland; Messrs (John) John Iggulden, (Michael) Johnstone, (Colin) Macrae, (James) McArdle, and Mrs (Gabrielle) Johnstone. 

All nominees accepted and as the number of nominees did not exceed the number of vacancies, all of the nominees were declared elected, after Mr (John) Iggulden moved that they be elected and others co-opted as necessary. Seconded Mr (Charles) Moore and carried. 

Correspondence A letter dated 18th. Sept. 1969 was received from the Beaumaris group of Community Aid Abroad requesting co-operation in their planned sale of native plants on Sat 25th. October 1969. Their representative Mr Pat Grutzner was present and elaborated. 

Details were: 
No. of plants to be sold: 300-750 
Cost price: 17c ea. 
Selling price: 35c ea. or 3 for 1 doll. 
No. of varieties: 20-30 
No. of CAA helpers: 10 

The plants are to be sold from cars, station sedans and trailers. The President mentioned that it was the date of the Federal election. Messrs (William) Leech and (Geoffrey) Goode offered trailers. 

Mr (John) Iggulden MOVED and (Gabrielle) Johnstone SECONDED that "BTPS co-operate officially with CAA in its tree-selling operation on 25 Oct 1969". CARRIED unanimously. 

Mrs (R.). Sinclair AGREED to redraft "How to Plant your Tree" and to ask Mr Grutzner to duplicate 1,000 copies, surplus copies to revert to BTPS. 

Mrs (Bea) Hosking AGREED to have 200-300 copies of "Bare-maris" for distribution on 25th Oct 1969. 

Headquarters for the day would be at the house of Mrs McIntyre, 2 Sunset Avenue, 3193. 

The following volunteers appeared: 
 
NAME TEL. NO. TIME
Mrs (Bea) Hosking  99-3516 AM
Mrs (Sheila) Ridland  99-2667  AM or PM
Mrs (R.). Sinclair 99-2455 AM or PM
Mr (John) & Mrs (Helen) Iggulden 99-3289  PM
Mr & Mrs (Charles) Moore 93-7410 PM
Mrs Proctor 93-9072 PM
Mrs Stevenson 99-1064 PM
Mr (James) McArdle 99-1624  AM
 

General Business 1.    It was reported that a special sub-committee of Sandringham Council is to be set up to deal with Beaumaris reserves. After discussion it was MOVED Mr (John) Iggulden SECONDED Mrs (Sheila) Ridland that "A Beaumaris Public Area Sub-committee be set up and that places needing attention be listed, priorities suggested and that it be brought to committee for action." CARRIED unanimously. The following members accepted election to the sub-committee Mr (Colin) Macrae (Convenor), Mrs (Gabrielle) Johnstone, Messrs (John) Iggulden and (William) Leech, their 'phone nos. being 99-1807, 99-1122, and 99-3431 respectively. The Secretary AGREED to send a letter to the P & C Assoc. Mr Murrell of the P & C Assoc. suggested that they might be doing something similar and that co-operation might be possible. 

2.    MOVED Mr (Alfred) Gilford, SECONDED Mr (Charles) Moore that the annual subscription be 50 cents and that it cover the year July 1st to June 30th. CARRIED unanimously. 

3.    The recent Beaumaris High School clearing was discussed.

Date of Next Committee Meeting Thursday 16th October at 8 PM at 10 Coronet Grove 3193.
Date of Next  

General Meeting

Wednesday 19th Nov or Wed. 26th Nov subject to Secretary being able to book hall at 8 PM at the Beaumaris Community Hall.
Close of Meeting The President closed the meeting at 10:40 p.m. after thanking members for their attendance.
  A TRUE RECORD 

E. (Bea) Hosking Chairman   26 NOV 1969
                                                                                                                        G. Goode Secretary

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