MINUTES OF THE 18TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS TREE PRESERVATION SOCIETY HELD AT

BEAUMARIS COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 8 PM ON MONDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 1970

PRESENT:

Chairman (Mr [William] Ridland) and 21 members.

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mr Edgar, Guest Speaker, from Natural Resources Cons. League

APOLOGIES:

Mrs Browning, Mr & Mrs R. (Robert) Goode, Mrs (Bea) Hosking, Mr (William) Leech, Mrs Lynne, Mr (James) McArdle, Mr (Colin) Macrae, Cr (Charles) Moore, Mr (Michael) Johnstone, Mr & Mrs Parks, Mrs (R.) Sinclair and a prospective member, Mr Mervyn Sharpe

MINUTES:

It was moved by Mr J. (John) Iggulden and seconded by Mrs W. Ridland that the minutes be taken as read subject to the right of any member to inspect them and challenge them at the next General Meeting. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT:

The Annual Report is shown on the opposite page. It was AGREED that the Report should be received.

TREASURER'S REPORT:

The Treasurer, Mr (Alfred) Gilford, reported that the balance of $195-92 as at 24th September 1969 had decreased to $181-92 as at 28th September 1970. Income over the period was 14 dollars and expenditure was 28 dollars.

It was MOVED Mr (Alfred) Gilford and seconded by Mrs M. Johnstone that the report be adopted. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

It was moved by Mrs W. Ridland and seconded by Mrs M. Johnstone that the annual subscription be raised from 50 cents to 1 dollar. An amendment was moved by Cr Goode and seconded by Mrs K. Rendell that the limit for any family should be 1 dollar. There were 10 votes for the amendment and one against it. It was therefore carried. On becoming the motion it was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION

In accordance with Section 9 of the Constitution Mr W. (William) Ridland gave the Secretary a written notice of motion to amend the Constitution on 19th August 1970. The Secretary arranged for the required one month's notice to members by placing an article in the Beaumaris Newsletter. Notices were later placed in the Sandringham Advertiser and posted to members.

Mr (William) Ridland vacated the Chair after the meeting agreed that Mr (Alfred) Gilford should temporarily chair it. From the floor, Mr Ridland moved and Mr J. (John) Iggulden seconded that Section 1 of the Constitution be amended to read "The name of the organization shall be "Beaumaris Conservation Society". Mr (William) Ridland spoke explaining this and a further motion he intended. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Mr (William) Ridland then moved and Mr (John) Iggulden seconded that Section 2(a) of the Constitution be amended to read "to encourage to the greatest degree possible and with special reference to the Beaumaris area

(1) the conservation and restoration of native flora and fauna,

(2) the protection of natural landscape, including geological features

(3) action to eliminate or prevent pollution affecting land, sea and air."

The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS & COMMITTEE

The temporary chairman, Mr (Alfred) Gilford, called for nominations for President. Mr (William) Ridland was nominated by Cr (Geoffrey) Goode and seconded by Mr (John) Iggulden. There being no other nomination, Mr Gilford declared Mr Ridland elected President and vacated the Chair in his favour. Mr Ridland explained Mr (William) Leech's reasons for resigning and those of Mrs (Bea) Hosking for declining election as President.

Mr Ridland called for nominations as follows:

POSITION       NOMINEE               NOMINATOR                SECONDER
Vice-President  Mrs (Bea) Hosking  Mr (William) Ridland      Mrs C. (Susanne) McDougall
Secretary          Mrs M. Johnstone    Mr (Alfred) Gilford          Mrs K. Rendell
Treasurer          Mr (Alfred) Gilford  Mrs W. (Sheila) Ridland  Mr (John) Iggulden

There being only the above nominations, the nominees were declared elected. Other members of the committee included in the following list were elected.

Mr & Mrs W. (William) Ridland

27 Dalgetty Rd

Beaumaris

99-2667

Mrs B. (Bea) Hosking

10 Coronet Gve

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993516

Mr & Mrs M. (Michael) Johnstone

2 Surf Ave

"

99-1122

Mr A. (Alfred) Gilford

3 Beach Rd

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93-1803

 Mr J. (John) Iggulden

50 Wells Rd

"

93-3289

Mrs C. (Susanne) McDougall

3 Haldane St.

"

99-2466

Mrs K. Rendell

33 Clonmore St.

"

99-4452

Cr G. (Geoffrey) Goode

18 Anita St

"

99-1802

Mrs Gilda Russell

15 Olinda Av

 

99-1591

Mrs Joan Palmer

 

 

 

Mr W. (William) Leech

7 Fifth St

Black Rock

99-3431

GENERAL BUSINESS

1.      It was moved by Mr J. (John) Iggulden and seconded by Mr A. (Alfred) Gilford that the Secretary should write to the Sandringham City Council objecting to the scheme at Half Moon Bay involving dumping concrete blocks on a sandy beach. Cr (Geoffrey) Goode asked that it should be recorded that he took no part in the discussion or voting. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

2.      It was moved by Mrs C. Macdougall and seconded by Mrs P. Russell that the new committee should attend to the Gramatan Avenue Reserve as a matter of special concern. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

3.      It was moved by Mr J. (John) Iggulden and seconded by Mrs C. Macdougall that the question of the Beaumaris High School site should be treated with vigour by the new committee. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

4.      Mr G. Davidson raised the question of garden refuse on Beach Park for the consideration of the new committee.

 

The meeting closed at 9.10 p.m. and was followed by an address on "Native Trees and Shrubs Suited to Coastal Areas" by Mr Edgar of the Natural Resources Conservation League.

 

Geoffrey Goode,

Immediate Past Secretary.

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