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MINUTES OF THE 29TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY
HELD AT THE SMALL HALL, BLACK ROCK CIVIC HALL, BLACK ROCK AT 8 P.M. ON 14TH OCTOBER 1981
 
Present:Mr & Mrs G. (Geoffrey) Goode, Rodney Bryant, Bea Hosking, Jennifer de Kok, Paul Weir, Lois Bell, Vivienne Leo,  Mr & Mrs R. (Roy) Hardcastle, Keith Tarrant, Mr & Mrs D. (Derick) Todd, Mr & Mrs L. (Lindsay) Bunnett, Miss June Stewart, Mr & Mrs J. (John) Carroll, Ken Rendell, John Messer, Mr & Mrs J. (John) Halliday, Stephen Morey, Bill Norris, Mrs J. Jones, Mrs F. Carroll and Mr & Mrs I. Hollinrake. 
 
Apologies:Cr & Mrs L. (Laurence) Bottomley, Mrs Valerie Tarrant, Mr & Mrs W. (William) Sampson, Mr & Mrs Bult, Mrs Jill Rendell, Mrs Nan Ednie and Mrs S. Simpson. 
 
Minutes: Resolved that the minutes from the previous meeting be confirmed. (Hosking/Tarrant) 

Treasurer’s Report was accepted and is attached. (Hosking,/Halliday)


President’s Report
 
The President, Geoff Goode, reported that the Lease on the Gramatan Avenue Heathland Sanctuary had been renewed with Council for another 10 years. He also gave a short report on the history of the Sanctuary. 

He reported on the planting of 100 trees and shrubs on the foreshore by the Society to renew areas which had been left to die out. 

At the Society’s request, Sandringham City Council placed log barriers to protect the grassed area in the car park next to the Beaumaris Yacht Club. 

The Society gave $15-00 to the Beaumaris Primary School as prize money for an Indigenous Plant Drawing competition. It was reported that the competition was a great success. 

The Society made application for six significant trees to be registered by the National Trust. 

The Society was represented by several members at the opening of the Bay Road Sanctuary by the Minister for Conservation, Hon. Vasey Houghton, M.L.C. 

It was resolved that the President’s report be accepted. (Rendell/Carroll) Mr John Carroll moved a vote of thanks to the President for his help in saving a particular Coast Tea Tree in Mr Carroll’s garden.  

Office Bearers 

Geoffrey Goode was nominated and returned as President unopposed. 
Rodney Bryant was nominated and returned as Vice President unopposed. 
Jennifer de Kok was nominated and returned as Secretary unopposed. 
Bea Hosking and Ken Rendell were nominated as Treasurer. Ken Rendell was elected as the new Treasurer. 

The President moved a vote of thanks to the retiring Treasurer, Bea Hosking, for all her work during her term of office. He also pointed out that Bea Hosking was the Foundation President of the Society. 

The next ‘working bee’ at the Gramatan Avenue Heathland Sanctuary is to be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 25, 1981. 

Resolved that the subscription for 1982-83 be amended from $2.00 Individual, $3.00 Family, to $3.00 Individual and $5.00 Family. (Tarrant/Halliday) 

Resolved that the Constitution be amended as follows: 
“That Clause 3 of the Constitution be re-numbered 3(a) and that a new clause 3(b) be added to read: 

The Society may, by three quarters vote at the Annual General Meeting, elect a person as an Honorary Life Member of the Society provided the name of the candidate has been included in a written notice of the meeting sent to members.” (Tarrant/Hosking) 

The President spoke on the contribution of Mrs Sheila Ridland, who was the first Treasurer of the Society. 

He also gave a short address on the work of Mr Bill Ridland, her late husband.

Resolved that Mrs Sheila Ridland be elected an Honorary Life Member of the Society. (Hosking/Rendell) 

There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 9.45 p.m. 

Guest Speaker 
Mrs Rosalind Hollinrake gave a most interesting talk on her book ‘Clarice Beckett – The Artist and Her Circle’ and showed slides of some of Clarice Beckett’s paintings

CONFIRMED AS CORRECT BY CHAIRMAN

Geoffrey Goode                                                                                                                               15th September 1982
 
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