MINUTES OF THE 47TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY INC. 
HELD AT ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH HALL, DALGETTY ROAD, BEAUMARIS AT 7.30 P.M. ON 14TH SEPTEMBER 1999
 
1. PRESENT 38 people in attendance. Apologies were accepted from Cr Vivien Kluger, Irma Kluger, Alan Vincent, D.Doeg, G. Martin, Senator Lyn Allison, Bill Gleadell, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Fisher, Roy & June Hardcastle, Dr. John Schaefer
 
2. CONFIRMATION 
    OF MINUTES OF 
    46TH AGM
Minutes of meeting held 3rd September 1998 were read and resolved to be accepted as a true record. 
MOVED - Geoffrey Goode, SECONDED - Dr Richard Harding,  CARRIED 
 
3. PRESIDENT'S 
    REPORT
Ron Hayton gave his last report as president. Ron reported that of 11 refusals for building permits over the last year only 2 of these were subsequently refused by VCAT. This is disappointing. The Victorian Liberal Party has promised a revision of the Good Design Guide if re-elected on 18th September. This is good news because at the moment it is an 'open slather ' situation. The Labor Party has also called for a review. The Draft Overlay Plan will be available for public comment in about 4 weeks - a density of 1 to 400 sq. m. is being requested. If this is passed it will be good news. 

Vegetation Overlay - Black Rock and Beaumaris have been identified as significant in vegetation terms and in need of protection. Foreshore Master Plan - Tract Consultants are approaching the task of planning for the foreshore's future with sensitivity. The draft document should be available in 4 weeks. The consultancy process has been excellent except for publicity for public meetings on the issue - could have been done better. The rehabilitation of the Ricketts Point area is going along nicely thanks to the Friends group, with valuable help from Excell. More helpers are needed. Please ring Louise on 9584 4755 if you can help. 

Council elections are coming up in March. It is vital that we get people elected who are sympathetic to the conservation cause. 

Ron thanked the Committee for their support during the past year and said that he will be happy to take up the role of Senior Vice-President. 

Resolved that report be accepted: MOVED - A. Gibson SECONDED - S. Hayton CARRIED 

 
5. TREASURERíS 
    REPORT 
Geoff Goode gave the report, giving details of expenditure. Geoff reported that we have a good surplus of funds. Resolved that the report be accepted. Moved: L. Waters Seconded : T. Pearce 
 
6. ELECTION OF 
    OFFICE-BEARERS
POSITION                                            NOMINATION 
PRESIDENT                                         Ted Pearce 
SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT                 Ron Hayton 
JUNIOR VICE-PRESIDENT                 Keith Holmes 
SECRETARY                                        Rose Allaway 
TREASURER                                        Geoff Goode 
ZONE 1 LEADER                                 Alan Vincent 
ZONE 2 LEADER                                 Keith Foreman 
ZONE 3 LEADER                                 Gabrielle van Staveren 
ZONE 4 LEADER                                 Anne Gibson 
ZONE 5 LEADER                                 Ingrid Ashford 
ZONE 6 LEADER                                 Adrian Cerbasi 
ZONE 7 LEADER                                 Ron Morris 
ZONE 8 LEADER                                 Louisa Waters 
ZONE 9 LEADER                                 Ken Rendell 

All positions were accepted and ratified by the meeting.

 
7. HONORARY LIFE 
    MEMBERS
Mr. John Carroll and Mrs. Val Ross were proposed and accepted as honorary life members of Beaumaris Conservation Society in respect of their long-standing and valued membership of the society. John, who was present at the meeting, was presented with a framed certificate. Val's will be sent to her in Queensland.
 
8. PRESENTATION TO 
    RON HAYTON
Anne Gibson spoke of Ron's very much valued contribution to the Society as President for the year 1998-1999. Rose Allaway presented him with a gift on behalf of BCS. 
 

Meeting closed 8.30 pm. 
 

Guest speaker Leon Costermans gave a very informative talk on the native coastal and heathland vegetation from Frankston to Beaumaris. 

Everyone was then invited to share a drink and savouries to celebrate the year's activities.

 
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