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FUCHSIA MEETING

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THE SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014

The Society President and Officers seated as the meeting began. From the left:
Cllr. Michael Talbot, President; Terry Liddington, Meeting Secretary; Dulcie Evans, Chairman; Lesley Grimwood, Treasurer and Christine Harman, Vice Chairman/Show Secretary.


On Tuesday 14th October the Point Clear and St Osyth Horticultural Society held their Annual General Meeting in the Village Hall annexe. An important item of business was for the Society to adopt a formal constitution as ever since being founded in 1945 the Society had been governed by rules, but without a constitution. Draft copies of the proposal had been circulated to all members, with an explanation of what they were being asked to consider and for those members unable to attend the AGM a proxy voting form had been provided.
Terry and Lesley introduced the business to the meeting and also read out questions received, which they answered between them. The consensus view from the floor was that we should have a constitution and the form of words, recommended by the committee were proposed and seconded and debated.
The election of Officers and Committee members then proceeded with all the officers for 2013-14 being re-elected for 2014-15.
The treasurer presented her report, audited by Mr Nick Lee, showing a healthy balance to our account. One item of note was the purchase of twelve new tables for our shows and the sale of the old tables on e-bay, organised by Christine Harman.
Dulcie our Chairman thanked the Gilbert family, who for many years have diligently supported the Society in storing and transporting the tables without any assistance, bringing them to the hall and then taking them away at the conclusion of a show.
A link to the last show can be viewed by clicking view the Harvest Show.


A view of those present at the A.G.M. taken from the top table end of the annexe.

A few minutes later, when the discussion on the Draft Constitution had finished, members were called upon to vote. Votes cast Including proxy votes, were 72 votes in favour and nil against, the Constitution was therefore approved.

One of the attractions of attending the Society AGM is that there is always a very nice buffet to be enjoyed by all those attending before we settle down to listen to our guest speaker.
Personally I really must bring a doggy bag next year to help out with taking away what remained after feeding the members. This year I used a serviette!

Members settling down to hear our speaker.

A chat and a chance to stretch ones legs.

The Lady above is Barbara Sharp, who lives in Brightlingsea, but came to talk to us on Honey Bees and the work she does arising from her interest in bees.
She delivered a very casual talk, clearly not reading from a script but just talking about incidents as they came to mind or when something said triggered the thought of another matter of interest. It was thoroughly entertaining and some of her stories about being called out to collect a swarm of bees, swarming in a loft or garden shed etc and getting them out of harm’s way – that is harm to the bees and harm to the public, were quite surprising.
Barbara had brought with her various things, like for example wild honey comb and the wicker basket she uses to drop a swarm into, after initial preparations to remove a swarm had been made. She spoke about honey from different plants and from different seasons of the year. At the conclusion of her talk she received a resounding round of applause.

M.J.T.
23/10/14


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