MINUTES OF THE 23RD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY  
HELD AT BEAUMARIS COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 8 P.M. ON 29TH OCTOBER 1975
President: Mr. K. (Kenneth) Rendell in the chair welcomed the speaker and called for apologies.
Present: Five committee members and friends.
Apologies: N. (Nancy) Ednie. K. (Keith) Tarrant. K. (Katherine) Weir
MINUTES: The Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting were taken as read and received. 
Moved - P. (Paul) Weir  Seconded -  G. (Geoffrey) Goode.  Carried
PRESIDENTS 
REPORT: 
(Comments)
Mr. G. (Geoffrey) Goode commenting on the report felt that item (e) (re. Litter campaign for beach), was not a conservation issue and that he would prefer to see the Society concerned with something else, like the declining vegetation on the foreshore, rather than the Society interesting itself with the cosmetic issue of litter. He also suggested that perhaps the Society could ask the local Council to provide pathways amongst the foreshore vegetation, similar to those provided by Mordialloc Council; this would prevent people from tramping on the vegetation. Another suggestion was that the Society request of Council that various weeds be kept under control. 

K. (Kenneth) Rendell proposed the report be received. Seconded J. (John) Halliday.  Carried

TREASURERS 
REPORT:
B. (Barbara) Cook proposed the report be received. Seconded J. (John) Halliday.  Carried
ELECTION OF  
OFFICE BEARERS:
As there were no nominations, other than those received from last years committee members, the previous years Committee was re-elected for 1975/76.  Carried
APPOINTMENT 
OF AUDITOR:
It was proposed that R. D. McKinlay be appointed Auditor for 1975/76. 
Moved P. (Paul) Weir.  Seconded J. (John) Halliday.  Carried
FILM & DISCUSSION: Mr. K. (Kenneth) Rendell welcomed our Guest Speaker, Mr. Colin Bath, who was representing the Keep Australia Beautiful Council. 

Mr. (Geoffrey) Goode moved that the meeting remain open until after the film so that there would be an opportunity to discuss the film and topics brought forward by the speaker. Seconded P. (Paul) Weir. 

An interesting film was shown by Mr. Bath about the problems of litter and how the K.A.B.C. was tackling these problems. Mr. Bath also outlined the structure of the K.A.B.C. Mr. G. (Geoffrey) Goode commented that a litter problem need not exist if the idea of returnable containers was introduced. Mr. J. (John) Halliday was in agreement with this comment. Mr. Bath very kindly offered his assistance should B.C.S. wish to commence a litter campaign in the Beaumaris area.

  Meeting closed at 10.40 p.m.

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