|1. Chairman’s welcome and Apologies.
Jim Robinson opened the meeting at 7.30pm.
- Jim Robinson (Chair), Ann Austin, Gill Battarbee, Ken Birch, Brenda Crooks, Sue Hunter, Malcolm Keeble, Lynda Robinson, Richard Walton and Ian Drysdale as Chairman of the Finance Committee.
There were a sufficient number of members in attendance (65) for the AGM to be quorate.
Formal apologies: Alan and Linda Davies, Mike and Shirley Bolton and Jayne Hood.
The relevant papers for the AGM were sent to Members in advance of the AGM, with the May Newsletter.
2. Minutes of AGM held on the 18th May 2017 and any matters arising.
There were no matters arising.
Minutes Proposed and Seconded from membership present at the meeting.
Unanimously agreed by the members present.
3. Chairman’s Review of the Year
The Chairman outlined the Society’s highlights since last year’s AGM, in no particular order:
- The Environment Group has gone from strength to strength – with thanks to Rick Battarbee and his team of hard working volunteers.
- 3 new blue plaques – High Mill Close, Penny Hole, Low Mill and Bridge 55 on Back Beck Lane.
- Acquisition of our very own BT Telephone Kiosk: officially opened last month.
- There have been 10 Members Meetings and a Christmas Party.
- For the first time we launched a range of Society Christmas Cards.
- We held 2 successful Fayres– Spring and Autumn. This gave a significant boost to our finances, with the Spring Fayre this year breaking all records. Thanks to Diana Keeble for organising.
- Village Newsletters: September last year and February this year – distributed around the village by volunteers. In conjunction with the Parish Council.
- The Neighbourhood Plan made good progress (Parish Council, Village residents and the Society): culminating in the Village Consultation Event at the beginning of May.
- Summer Trip: Visit to Samlesbury Hall and then a canal boat trip from Barton Grange.
- Continued to support other Clubs and Societies.
- Our latest Publication by Don Barrett: Walks around Addingham.
- Updated our Website.
- Launched our Village Community Awards Scheme with 3 organisations benefiting to date.
- Bestowed 4 Honorary Life Membership Awards (sadly one recipient Jane Scott died last month)
- Civic Pride Awards: Don Barrett in Sept last year and Sue Ross this month plus one more to follow later in the year.
- We attend Civic Voice’s National Meetings of large Civic Societies.
- All going well in the next couple of months we will reach 400 Members. This is more than 10% of the the Village’s population, the second largest Society in Yorkshire.
- With our growth in membership numbers in the last 8/9 months we held a new Members evening at the end of last month.
4. Finance report
Audited accounts and Treasurer’s report had been circulated with the May Members Newsletter. There were no matters arising.
The proposal is that the accounts be agreed as presented.
Accounts Proposed and Seconded from membership present at the meeting.
Unanimously agreed in favour by the members present.
5. Trustee Nominations
Lynda Robinson stood down as Honorary Secretary and Trustee. The Chairman thanked Lynda for her hard work over the last 2 years.
There were no nominations received for any of the Officers roles.
Gill Battarbee (Joint Treasurer Trustee) agreed to take over as Honorary Secretary.
Ann Austin had previously shared the role of Treasurer with Gill, she agreed to take over the role as Treasurer in her own right.
There was one new Trustee nomination. Ian Drysdale was proposed as a Trustee in the role of Financial Advisor.
Gill, Ann and Ian’s nominations had all been proposed and seconded.
The appointments were agreed unanimously by the members present.
The Chairman and Vice Chairman along with the remaining existing trustees all agreed to stand again and were re-elected unanimously by the members present.
6. Any Other Business
The Chairman thanked Ian Drysdale and Peter Mirfin for all their hard work on the Finance Committee.
Thanks were also given to all the Society’s members for their help and support.
Don Barrett gave a vote of thanks for the Society.
The minutes will be uploaded onto the Society’s website once approved at the May 2019, AGM.
The AGM was concluded at 8 p.m.