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MINUTES OF THE 44TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY INC.  
HELD  AT ST. MICHAELS CHURCH HALL, BEAUMARIS ON 26TH NOVEMBER 1996
 
1. PRESENT: Geoffrey and Margaret Goode, Christopher Duffy, Bea Hosking, Moira Longden, Valarie Ross, Beryl Vangou,  
Pamela Stanton, John Riely, Joan Palmer, Val Currey, Ray Garnett, Joy Tate, Kylie Cannon, Louisa Waters,  
Roy and June Hardcastle, Madeline Meehan, Geoffrey Ewart, Murray Ashford, Jill Rendell, Peter and Corale Waterman,  
Anne Gibson, Suellen Bartaby, Denis O’Brien, Kerry Martin, Rodney Baldock, Nadia Chaves, Rose Allaway, Carole and Bill Vaughan. 

2. APOLOGIES: Laurence Bottomley, Ken Rendell 

3. MINUTES of last A.G.M. were distributed and accepted. l.A.Reinhardt 2.J.Hardcastle Carried 

4. TREASURER’S REPORT: Refer to attached copy. Report accepted.1. M.Goode 2. A.Reinhardt Carried 

5. PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Refer to attached copy. Report received. 1. G.Goode 2. A. Reinhardt 

Discussion of incorporation followed:- 

– It offers legal protection to individuals 

– Costs $55 per annum 

– Constitution will need modernizing 

– Amended constitution costs $80 

– Independent auditors report is required 

– Constitution requires amendment before incorporation and a special meeting needed to pass it. 

Report carried.

6. INCORPORATION: It was moved that the incoming committee be asked to incorporate. 2. R.Garnett Carried 

7. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS: 

President Nominations:  

V. Ross     1. M.Meehan 2. M.Longden 

G. Goode   1. 2. A.Reinhardt 

After both giving a talk, G.Goode withdrew his nomination and V.Ross was elected. 

Vice-President Nominations:  

C. Duffy 1. G.Goode 2. A.Reinhardt 

No other nominations; C. Duffy elected. 

G. Goode praised the efforts of the outgoing V-President, Laurence Bottomley, for his untiring work. 2nd. J.Hardcastle 

V. Ross moved that we write formally to L.Bottomley. 

Secretary: Nominations:  

K. Rendell 1. J.Tate 2. M.Goode elected 

Asst.Secretary: Nominations:  

S. Bartaby elected 

Treasurer: Nominations:  

G. Goode 1. R.Allaway 2. A.Reinhardt elected 

8. SUGGESTIONS OF ACTION FROM THE MEETING: 

R. Allaway Asked the aims of B.C.S. 

G. Goode Answered 7 points 

R. Allway Asked if we are concerned about non native trees. 

G. Goode Answered that in the past we have not been automatic defenders of non-indigenous trees – not in our constitution. 

V. Ross Need to rethink the constitution and thrash out our new aims and objectives. 

A. Gibson Has written numerous letters to Council – is there any way to change subdivision law? 

V. Ross Groundswell of opposition throughout Victoria. 

K. Fisher Lives in a dual-occupancy dwelling with a pool and trees – he has taken other proposals to the  
Administrative Appeals Tribunal on the grounds that it affects the amenity of the area. 

V. Ross AAT is becoming a snowball of agreement. 

M. Meehan Inappropriate clear felling of developments – can architects design new developments? 

V. Ross Streetscapes are important – suggest to neighbours to have a tree planted on nature strip – free service. 

J. Hardcastle New residents advised on how tall trees grow. 

P. Stanton More street trees planted especially on new developments. 

G. Goode The right sort of trees need to be planted on the streetscapes. 

N. Chaves Ivanhoe, etc. have tree protection areas – how can these councils do it? Provide addresses to members for letters to be written. 

M. Meehan Need for Green councillors. 

C. Vaughan Concerns about diseased trees. 

A. Reinhardt Agree to fight at top but we need to address at bottom also by making developers and real estate agents aware. 

P. Stanton Big trees have come down and been replaced with nothing. 

G.Goode P. Weir has advised that in S.Melbourne there are posters warning developers of an active residents association. 

L. Orchard All members to be advised of meetings by phone. 

K. Cannon Works/student at Burnley Horticultural College. 

9. SUBSCRIPTIONS:  

Proposed that B.C.S. subscriptions be: Family $20 Individual $10 1. V.Ross 2. A.Reinhardt Not passed 

Proposed that B.C.S. subscriptions be: Family $10 Individual $6 1. G.Goode 2. A.Reinhardt Passed 

Meeting closed. 

Minutes accepted:    Signed V. Ross Date: 6th November 1997 

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