MINUTES OF THE 20TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS TREE PRESERVATION SOCIETY HELD AT BEAUMARIS COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 8 PM ON MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 1972
 
The President: Cr (Geoffrey) Goode in the chair 
 
Present: 12 Committee members and friends, and Guest Speaker, Mr Keith Tarrant. 
 
Apologies Mrs (Sue) MacDougall, Mr K.(Kenneth) Rendell and Mr Monty Russell 
 
Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting: 
 
were read and received. Moved Mr (William) Ridland seconded Mrs (Bea) Hosking, carried unanimously.
The Annual Report: was then read by the President, Cr (Geoffrey) Goode. Mrs (Gabrielle) Johnstone moved, seconded by Mr K. Rendell that the report be received - carried unanimously. (report attached to next page). The Annual Report is shown on the opposite page. It was AGREED that the Report should be received. 
 
Treasurer's Report: Mr (Alfred) Gilford informed the meeting that the Society had $216.00 credit. Moved by Mr Gilford seconded by Mr (John) Iggulden that the report be received - carried unanimously.  
 
Mr Keith Tarrant, the Guest Speaker then gave his address on the progress and success of B.R.A.S.C.A., giving details of a new idea to form sub-committees with the Hampton Conservation and Planning Association. These would embrace such fields as, Town Planning in the municipality, political and current affairs, propagation of native species, Foreshore and Beach Committees and a General Purpose committee. Mr Tarrant emphasized the need for active participation by its members and the need to have some cause to work for. He noted that they had increased their membership recently by 100 due to the election held in August. Mr (John) Iggulden then put forward his views on the necessity for the role of conservation to remain consistent. 

Mr Tarrant then explained to the meeting the ideals of Environment Alert - an organization to run an activist conservation association. The President then thanked Mr Tarrant for his informative talk. 
 

Election of Officers: Cr (Geoffrey) Goode then called for nominations, having stated that he could not stand for re-election as President but would stand for Vice President.  

POSITION                     NOMINEE                   NOMINATOR                SECONDER 
President                     Mr (William) Ridland  Mr (John) Iggulden    Mr (Alfred) Gilford 
Vice-Presidents           Mrs (Bea) Hosking     Mr (William) Ridland  Mrs M. Johnstone 
                                   Cr (Geoffrey) Goode    Mr (John) Iggulden     Mr (Alfred) Gilford 
Treasurer                    Mr (Alfred) Gilford      Mrs Gower                  Mr (Michael) Johnstone 
Secretary                    Mrs M. Taylor              Mrs M. Johnstone        Mrs Gower
 
Committee Mr (William) Ridland moved that all those present at the meeting become the Committee, plus any known interested persons - carried unanimously: 
Mesdames (Sheila) Ridland, (Sue) McDougall, (Jill) Rendell, Meagher, (Gabrielle) Johnstone, Hutton, Gower. 
Messrs (Kenneth) Rendell, (John) Iggulden, (Lindsay) Bunnett, (Michael) Johnstone, (Keith) Tarrant, Hutton, (William) Leech. 
 

General Business: A Working Bee was decided for the Reserve in Gramatan Street for 10 a.m. Sunday 22nd October. The next Committee meeting was called for Wednesday 11th October at 27 Dalgetty Road, Beaumaris, at 8 p.m. The new President, Mr (William) Ridland, then spoke to the meeting on the new year's work and the necessity for more activity. He then moved a vote of thanks to the previous office bearers and this was carried by acclamation. 

As there was no further business the meeting closed at 9.45 p.m.  

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