South Midlands Budgerigar Society

Annual General Meeting 2016

Draft Minutes of the meeting held at Tillage Hall, Waterbeach, Cambridge on Sunday 21st February 2016 at 3.30pm. 17 members were present as shown in the attendance book.

1. Welcome: Janice Al-Nasser welcomed all present and thanked them for coming. Thanking all who work hard during the year ensuring the shows run smoothly a sincere well done. Janice congratulated Colin Potter for producing the South midlands Messenger which was a credit to his dedication. Janice took the opportunity to quash the rumours that they currently had bred 140 French Moulters.

2.    Apologies:  C Hickman, G Al-Nasser, D. Sharpe & Mrs J Sharpe.

3.    The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting: of 8th February 2015 were agreed and signed proposed J Al-Nasser seconded R. Clarke carried.

4.    Matters Arising: J Al-Nasser raised the point that it would be of benefit to clubs wishing to put club news onto the site. R. Clarke suggested that the schedule & entry form to be on it.

Also the B.S. condensed meeting reports will be sent so that they can be included.

5. Correspondence:  Letter regarding Budgerigar Spring Event 2017/2018

Budgerigar Society Convention 2020 action Bev letter to be sent declining on behalf of SMBS. 

 Officers’ Reports


6. The Chairman Colin Potter reported an excellent entry at the open show which was very fitting as it was Dennis Browns Memorial Show, Donations were very generous and particular thanks to David Turner, also Jini Sharpe and Marilyn Hill for their efforts with catering. He also thanked Beverley and her team in the office and our Presidents Janice & Ghalib Al-Nasser for sponsoring the Open Show Crystal Awards.
7. The Secretary Beverley Hutt endorsed what the Chairman had said and thanked members for their continued support.  
8. The Treasurer Brian Whitlock reported that we had made a surplus of £527.27 this was down to the 2 shows and the very generous donations. Beverley wished a vote of thanks to be recorded for a dedicated effort from Brian in producing yet again a professional set of accounts.                         The Acceptance of the Accounts proposed Mr D Duncan sec Mr C Thorne. carried  
9.The Membership Secretary David Turner reported all was in hand with 45 Life Members, 39 paid single, this is down on last year perhaps down to several not renewing and several deceased.


10. Election of Officers.
Inauguration of the President. Mrs Beverley Hutt thanked the society for the honour of the Presidency she promised to fly the flag for the society were ever she attended.
Election of Vice-President. Two names were put forward Mrs Jini Sharpe prop L Hutt sec M Hill & Mr Cy Thorne prop D Turner sec R Clarke. A vote was taken with Mrs J Sharpe taking the vote 8 to 5.
R. Clarke prop that C. Thorne President 2018 sec B Whitlock 
Action Bev Card be sent to Jini Sharpe wishing her a speedy recovery and congratulation.                                                                                    
6. The Chairman Colin Potter reported an excellent entry at the open show which was very fitting as it was Dennis Browns Memorial Show, Donations were very generous and particular thanks to David Turner, also Jini Sharpe and Marilyn Hill for their efforts with catering. He also thanked Beverley and her team in the office and our Presidents Janice & Ghalib Al-Nasser for sponsoring the Open Show Crystal Awards.
7. The Secretary Beverley Hutt endorsed what the Chairman had said and thanked members for their continued support.  
8. The Treasurer Brian Whitlock reported that we had made a surplus of £527.27 this was down to the 2 shows and the very generous donations. Beverley wished a vote of thanks to be recorded for a dedicated effort from Brian in producing yet again a professional set of accounts.                         The Acceptance of the Accounts proposed Mr D Duncan sec Mr C Thorne. carried  
9.The Membership Secretary David Turner reported all was in hand with 45 Life Members, 39 paid single, this is down on last year perhaps down to several not renewing and several deceased.

10. Election of Officers.

Inauguration of the President. Mrs Beverley Hutt thanked the society for the honour of the Presidency she promised to fly the flag for the society were ever she attended.

Election of Vice-President. Two names were put forward Mrs Jini Sharpe prop L Hutt sec M Hill & Mr Cy Thorne prop D Turner sec R Clarke. A vote was taken with Mrs J Sharpe taking the vote 8 to 5.

R. Clarke prop that C. Thorne President 2018 sec B Whitlock

Action Bev Card be sent to Jini Sharpe wishing her a speedy recovery and congratulations.   

  •  Chairman: Colin Potter
  • Vice Chairman: Connor Hickman
  • Secretary: Beverley Hutt
  • Treasurer: Brian Whitlock  
  • Membership Secretary: David Turner 
  • Editor / Publicity Officer: Colin Potter
  • Patronage Secretary: Brian Whitlock
  • Open Show Secretary: Bev Hutt & Colin Potter  
  • Show Manager: Open Show  &. S. & R V – David Turner.
Committee:  D. Brown, L. Hutt, M. Hill, D. Duncan, S Clarke, D. Carter, prop J. Al-Nasser sec A Haynes carried   

The above nomination where taken in block.

The above elections were all carried unanimously.
 
11. Subscriptions: To remain the same. prop B Whitlock sec D. Duncan carried 

12.Date of the next A.G.M. Sunday 12th February 2017 to be held at Tillage Hall, Recreation Ground, Cambridge Road, Waterbeach CB25 9NJ at 3.30 till 5pm

13. Any other matters for the Committee: Entry Fee to be looked at for Spec & Rare Variety & Open Show.

14. Any Other Business: L Hutt asked the committee to consider the purchase of a laptop and printer for the society as the one currently used is very slow and the printer no longer work’s and was very cumbersome. After discussion it was decided that she looks into costing and report back to committee. Prop B Whitlock sec J Al-Nasser.

Mollidina Trophy -  This year’s winners to be announced at Spec & Rare Variety Show

There being no other business the meeting was closed at 4.25pm.

                                                                               

1. Welcome: Janice Al-Nasser welcomed all present and thanked them for coming. Thanking all who work hard during the year ensuring the shows run smoothly a sincere well done. Janice congratulated Colin Potter for producing the South midlands Messenger which was a credit to his dedication. Janice took the opportunity to quash the rumours that they currently had bred 140 French Moulters. 

2. Apologies:  C Hickman, G Al-Nasser, D. Sharpe & Mrs J Sharpe. 

3. The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting: of 8th February 2015 were agreed and signed proposed J Al-Nasser seconded R. Clarke carried.

4. Matters Arising: J Al-Nasser raised the point that it would be of benefit to clubs wishing to put club news onto the site. R. Clarke suggested that the schedule & entry form to be on it.
Also the B.S. condensed meeting reports will be sent so that they can be included.
 

5. Correspondence:  Letter regarding Budgerigar Spring Event 2017/2018
Budgerigar Society Convention 2020 action Bev letter to be sent declining on behalf of SMBS.

Officers’ Reports

6. The Chairman Colin Potter reported an excellent entry at the open show which was very fitting as it was Dennis Browns Memorial Show, Donations were very generous and particular thanks to David Turner, also Jini Sharpe and Marilyn Hill for their efforts with catering. He also thanked Beverley and her team in the office and our Presidents Janice & Ghalib Al-Nasser for sponsoring the Open Show Crystal Awards.
7. The Secretary Beverley Hutt endorsed what the Chairman had said and thanked members for their continued support.  
8. The Treasurer Brian Whitlock reported that we had made a surplus of £527.27 this was down to the 2 shows and the very generous donations. Beverley wished a vote of thanks to be recorded for a dedicated effort from Brian in producing yet again a professional set of accounts.                         The Acceptance of the Accounts proposed Mr D Duncan sec Mr C Thorne. carried  
9.The Membership Secretary David Turner reported all was in hand with 45 Life Members, 39 paid single, this is down on last year perhaps down to several not renewing and several deceased.


10. Election of Officers.
Inauguration of the President. Mrs Beverley Hutt thanked the society for the honour of the Presidency she promised to fly the flag for the society were ever she attended.
Election of Vice-President. Two names were put forward Mrs Jini Sharpe prop L Hutt sec M Hill & Mr Cy Thorne prop D Turner sec R Clarke. A vote was taken with Mrs J Sharpe taking the vote 8 to 5.
R. Clarke prop that C. Thorne President 2018 sec B Whitlock 
Action Bev Card be sent to Jini Sharpe wishing her a speedy recovery and congratulation.                                                                                    

Chairman: Colin Potter 
Vice Chairman: Connor Hickman 
Secretary: Beverley Hutt 
Treasurer: Brian Whitlock  
Membership Secretary: David Turner  
Editor / Publicity Officer: Colin Potter 
Patronage Secretary: Brian Whitlock 
Open Show Secretary: Bev Hutt & Colin Potter  
Show Manager: Open Show  &. S. & R V – David Turner.
Committee:  D. Brown, L. Hutt, M. Hill, D. Duncan, S Clarke, D. Carter, prop J. Al-Nasser sec A Haynes carried   

The above nomination where taken in block. 
The above elections were all carried unanimously.  

11. Subscriptions: To remain the same. prop B Whitlock sec D. Duncan carried

12.Date of the next A.G.M. Sunday 12th February 2017 to be held at Tillage Hall, Recreation Ground, Cambridge Road, Waterbeach CB25 9NJ at 3.30 till 5pm 

13. Any other matters for the Committee: Entry Fee to be looked at for Spec & Rare Variety & Open Show. 

14. Any Other Business: L Hutt asked the committee to consider the purchase of a laptop and printer for the society as the one currently used is very slow and the printer no longer work’s and was very cumbersome. After discussion it was decided that she looks into costing and report back to committee. Prop B Whitlock sec J Al-Nasser.

Mollidina Trophy -  This year’s winners to be announced at Spec & Rare Variety Show

There being no other business the meeting was closed at 4.25pm.