The Chairman, Catherine Cooke, welcomed all members to the Annual General Meeting for 2022.
2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Jane Arnold-Forster, MC Black, Janet Firminger, BJ Rahn, Auberon Redfearn, Simon Smyth
3. MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 13 MAY 2021
These were read and agreed as correct. Proposed by Jeremy Burnett Rae and seconded by Heather Owen.
4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
There were no matters arising.
5. ADOPTION OF THE ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2021
The Honorary Treasurer, Ashley Mayo, presented the accounts and explained a small typographical error on page 3, where a wrong figure was included in the original account as on the website, though the total was correct. The papers available at the meeting were the corrected version. The accounts were adopted. Proposed by Chris Seymour and seconded by Jean Upton.
6. 2023 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
Following the presentation of the annual accounts the Council’s recommendation that there be no increase in subscriptions for the year 2022 was adopted. Proposed by Roger Johnson and seconded by Heather Owen.
7. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS
Jonathan McCafferty had kindly agreed to continue as President.
The Council’s recommendations for the coming year were proposed by Jeremy Burnett Rae and seconded by Ashley Mayo and unanimously elected en bloc:
- For Chairman:
Miss Catherine Cooke
- For Joint Honorary Secretaries:
Mrs Elaine McCafferty
Mrs Carole Markham
- For Honorary Treasurer:
Mr Calvert Markham
- For Joint Honorary Editors:
Mr Roger Johnson
Mrs Heather Owen
- For new Council members
(three year terms):
Ms Rakshita Patel
Ms Amy Buckley
The Chairman, Catherine Cooke, thanked all members of the Council for their hard work during the year. The Council members had supported all activities enthusiastically. She also warmly thanked the retiring members of Council: Honorary Treasurer Ashley Mayo, Membership Secretary Cath Mayo, Meetings Secretary Jane Arnold-Forster. The Chairman also thanked Bob and Judi Ellis for their hard work and help with Society excursions.
8. APPOINTMENT OF THE SOCIETY’S INDEPENDENT ACCOUNT
Members confirmed the appointment of Vantage Accounting, 6 St Cross Road, Winchester. SO23 9HX as the Society’s independent accountant.
9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.45pm