MINUTES OF THE 18TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS TREE PRESERVATION SOCIETY HELD AT
COMMUNITY CENTRE AT ON
Chairman (Mr [William] Ridland) and 21 members.
Mr Edgar, Guest Speaker, from Natural Resources Cons. League
Mrs Browning, Mr & Mrs R. (Robert) Goode, Mrs (Bea) Hosking, Mr (William) Leech, Mrs Lynne, Mr (James) McArdle, Mr (Colin) Macrae, Cr (Charles) Moore, Mr (Michael) Johnstone, Mr & Mrs Parks, Mrs (R.) Sinclair and a prospective member, Mr Mervyn Sharpe
It was moved by Mr J. (John) Iggulden and seconded by Mrs W. Ridland that the minutes be taken as read subject to the right of any member to inspect them and challenge them at the next General Meeting. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
The Annual Report is shown on the opposite page. It was AGREED that the Report should be received.
The Treasurer, Mr (Alfred) Gilford, reported that the balance of $195-92 as at
It was MOVED Mr (Alfred) Gilford and seconded by Mrs M. Johnstone that the report be adopted. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
It was moved by Mrs W. Ridland and seconded by Mrs M. Johnstone that the annual subscription be raised from 50 cents to 1 dollar. An amendment was moved by Cr Goode and seconded by Mrs K. Rendell that the limit for any family should be 1 dollar. There were 10 votes for the amendment and one against it. It was therefore carried. On becoming the motion it was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
In accordance with Section 9 of the
Constitution Mr W. (William) Ridland gave the Secretary a
written notice of motion to amend the Constitution on
Mr (William) Ridland vacated the Chair after the meeting agreed that Mr (Alfred) Gilford should temporarily chair it. From the floor, Mr Ridland moved and Mr J. (John) Iggulden seconded that Section 1 of the Constitution be amended to read “The name of the organization shall be “Beaumaris Conservation Society”. Mr (William) Ridland spoke explaining this and a further motion he intended. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Mr (William) Ridland then moved and Mr (John) Iggulden seconded that Section 2(a) of the Constitution be amended to read “to encourage to the greatest degree possible and with special reference to the Beaumaris area
(1) the conservation and restoration of native flora and fauna,
(2) the protection of natural landscape, including geological features
(3) action to eliminate or prevent pollution affecting land, sea and air.”
The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
The temporary chairman, Mr (Alfred) Gilford, called for nominations for President. Mr (William) Ridland was nominated by Cr (Geoffrey) Goode and seconded by Mr (John) Iggulden. There being no other nomination, Mr Gilford declared Mr Ridland elected President and vacated the Chair in his favour. Mr Ridland explained Mr (William) Leech’s reasons for resigning and those of Mrs (Bea) Hosking for declining election as President.
Mr Ridland called for nominations as follows:
NOMINEE NOMINATOR SECONDER
There being only the above nominations, the nominees were declared elected. Other members of the committee included in the following list were elected.
1. It was moved by Mr J. (John) Iggulden and seconded by Mr A. (Alfred) Gilford that the Secretary should write to the Sandringham City Council objecting to the scheme at Half Moon Bay involving dumping concrete blocks on a sandy beach. Cr (Geoffrey) Goode asked that it should be recorded that he took no part in the discussion or voting. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
2. It was moved by Mrs C. Macdougall and seconded by Mrs P. Russell that the new committee should attend to the Gramatan Avenue Reserve as a matter of special concern. The motion was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
3. It was moved by Mr J. (John) Iggulden and seconded by Mrs C. Macdougall that the
question of the
4. Mr G. Davidson raised the question of garden refuse on
The meeting closed at and was followed by an address on “Native Trees and Shrubs Suited to Coastal Areas” by Mr Edgar of the Natural Resources Conservation League.
Immediate Past Secretary.