MINUTES OF THE 19TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY HELD AT BEAUMARIS COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 8 PM ON WEDNESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 1971
PRESENT: Chairman: Mr (William) Ridland and 9 members, students from the Beaumaris High School and Guest Speaker, Mr James Kirkpatrick 
 
Apologies: Mrs (Sheila) Ridland, Mr (Michael) Johnstone & Cr (John) Merkus 
 
Speaker: The Guest Speaker, Mr James Kirkpatrick, then gave a very informative talk accompanied with slides on the Sandringham foreshore. 
 
Minutes of the Last General Annual Meeting: A motion was moved by Mrs (Bea) Hosking, seconded by Mr (John) Iggulden that the previous minutes be accepted as read and approved. 
 
Financial Statement: Mr (Alfred) Gilford reported that the balance of funds of the society on 10-11-71 was $198-44 credit. Mr Gilford moved, Cr (Geoffrey) Goode seconded, that the Statement of Receipts and Expenditure be accepted and that the new committee have it audited. Carried unanimously. 
 
Annual Report: Mr (William) Ridland presented the annual report & made 2 comments: 
  • one that it seems to be generally considered that the community would be wasting its time on conservation matters, as they seem to believe that conservationists seek out problems to occupy their time instead of the actual fact that conservationists have to make time to deal with community problems. 

  • and secondly that the Beaumaris Conservation Society had previously been the Beaumaris Tree Preservation Society. 

Mr (William) Ridland moved, seconded by Mr (John) Iggulden, that the Annual Report be received. Carried unanimously. 
 

Election of Officers: The President, Mr (William) Ridland stated his intention to retire from the presidency and that he would be unable to stand for re-election for the coming year. Mr Ridland then called for nominations as follows:  

POSITION                             NOMINEE                         NOMINATOR                         SECONDER 
President                                Cr (Geoffrey) Goode          Mrs M. Johnstone                     Mr (Alfred) Gilford 
Vice-Presidents                      Mrs (Bea) Hosking            Mr (Alfred) Gilford                   Mrs M. Johnstone 
Treasurer                                Mr (Alfred) Gilford            Mrs (Bea) Hosking                   Mr (John) Iggulden 
Secretary                                Mrs M. Johnstone              Mr (John) Iggulden                   Cr (Geoffrey) Goode  

As the Secretary had previously stated her inability to take office during 1972, it was decided that she would remain in office only until the Committee could find someone suitable to take her place. 

It was then decided that the new office-bearers would invite all members prepared to serve on the Committee to be present at the next Committee meeting and the new Committee would then be nominated. 
 

General Business Mr (William) Ridland wished the new Committee the best of luck for the new year. 

Mr (John) Iggulden thanked Mr Ridland for the work he had done for the society during the year; and estimated that about 45 issues had arisen during the last year in the P.P.C.C. in which Mr Ridland was Vice President and so that his collective contribution to conservation had been very considerable. 

Mr Ridland thanked Mrs (Gabrielle) Johnstone for her help during the year as Secretary. 

As there was no further business the meeting was closed at 10:30 p.m.

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