27th Annual General Meeting of the Biddenham Gardeners’ Association held on 18th July 2017
The Chair reported on another enjoyable and successful year. The new membership scheme, where members pay an annual subscription rather than mainly paying for each meeting attended, has been successfully introduced. The Association has 59 Members. Visitors are welcome to attend on payment of £5 per meeting.
Average attendance at speaker meetings was 45.
There have been outings to Ascot House near Leighton Buzzard and Deene Park near Corby.
With effect from 1 January 2017 the association’s financial year runs on a calendar year basis from 1 January to 31 December. The treasurer presented the accounts for the nine months from the beginning of the previous financial year 1 April 2016 to 31 December 2016. The balance in hand at the end of the year was £2, 385.11. The accounts were approved.
Election of Officers
An unchanged committee was re-elected as follows:
Chair – Jeremy Arthern
Secretary – Paula Church
Treasurer – Ralph Harding
Membership Secretary – Linda Truscott
Programme Secretary – Janet Bird.
Ron Bessey – Website
Liz Hurford – Biddenham Show liaison
Marie Willis – Advertising
Brian Cheyne was appointed as accounts examiner following the resignation of George Metcalf who was thanked for his work for the Association.
The Chair expressed thanks to all committee members and others who have made a contribution to the running (and feeding) of the BGA.
The AGM was followed by a talk on Marston Vale Forest by Jo Roberts, Community Engagement officer, and the evening concluded with a generous summer buffet.