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MINUTES OF THE 35TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY
HELD AT THE BEAUMARIS COMMUNITY CENTRE, AT 8 P.M. ON 8TH SEPTEMBER 1987
 
PRESENT:C. (Catherine) Carroll, J. (John) Carroll, G. (Geoffrey) Goode, M. (Margaret) Goode, B. (Bea) Hosking, R. Henderson, M. Jarset, I. (Ian) Jones, K. (Kenneth) Rendell, B. (Bob) Whiteway, Cr (Laurence) Bottomley
APOLOGIES:G. (Geoffrey) Connard MLC, R. (Robert) Lawson MLC, D. (David) Lea MLA, Cr. J. (John) Moller, K. (Kay) and L. (Lindsay) Bunnett, J. (Jill) Rendell, J. (June) Stewart.
MINUTES:Minutes of 34th AGM confirmed. (Cr. [Laurence] Bottomley/M. [Margaret] Goode – carried)
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
 Copies of report circulated. The President summarised the main points: 
  • Keefer’s Boatshed licence renewal
  • Gramatan Reserve opened to the public
  • Contributed to Sandringham’s coast management.
In moving acceptance of the report, Cr.Bottomley spoke in appreciation of efforts of the B.C.S. both in and outside the local community. (Cr.Bottomley/J. Carroll – carried)
TREASURER’S REPORT:
 Copies of report circulated. Three new members joined during the year. (M. Goode/Cr.Bottomleycarried)
LIFE MEMBERSHIPS:In introducing Bea Hosking, G. Goode summarized her association with B.C.S. and moved that she be made an Honorary Life Member. (J. Carroll/Cr. Bottomley – carried) 

J. Carroll, in moving acceptance of B. Hosking as a Life Member, said he had noticed signs on a drive through Ringwood “Do not Ringbark Ringwood”, and this prompted him as a Sandringham Parents & Citizens member to propose the formation of the “Beaumaris Tree Preservation Society” of which Bea Hosking was the first president. Members encouraged purchasers of blocks of land to preserve as many trees as possible. 

In introducing Catherine Carroll, G. Goode summarised her association with B.C.S. and moved that she be made an Honorary Life Member. (Cr. Bottomley/B. Hosking – carried) 

Cr. Bottomley spoke of his early impressions of Beaumaris, particularly around where he lived in Reid Street and Burgess Street. B. Hosking spoke in appreciation of recognising early members, who recognised the special character of Beaumaris.

OFFICE BEARERS:President:              Nomination G. Goode (J. Carroll/B. Hasking – carried) 
Vice President:      Nomination M. Goode (K. Rendell/C. Carroll – carried) 
Secretary:              Nomination K. Rendell (B. Hosking/M. Goode – carried) 
Treasurer:              Nomination J. Stewart (M. Goode/J. Carroll – carried)
GUEST SPEAKER:G. Goode introduced Bob Whiteway, who gave a fascinating glimpse, with slides and video, of wild life on our foreshore. Its richness and diversity is not fully appreciated. 

Bob, we are most grateful to you for coming and sharing this marvellous foreshore with us.

GENERAL BUSINESS:G. Goode encouraged residents to write letters concerning the development of Keefer’s. 

No further business: meeting closed at 9.30 p.m.

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