The Committee meets two or three times a year, to arrange the programme of talks and field trips and otherwise as necessary. If you think you might be interested in joining the Committee, please email us at email@example.com.
AGM Tuesday 18 February 2020 Meeting opened at 7.45pm
Committee present: Peter Shallcross (Chair), Dick Budden (Treasurer), Debbie Carter (Acting Secretary), Elizabeth Forbes (Website), Anne Wilson, Lizzy Paylan. Apologies: Liz Street, Rosie Buck, Anne Martin, Richard Davies. Resignations from Committee: Rosie Buck, Anne Martin and Anne Wilson.
Peter Shallcross opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. Minutes of previous meeting were approved as a true record. Matters Arising -
The £300 grant from Tisbury PC had been used to purchase wildflower seeds for the Parish meadow and these had now been drilled into the meadow so we await results this spring/summer.
Online survey: Dick Budden's online survey for members' views was well received and results put up on wall for members to see. Those that took part were thanked.
Treasures report: Please see insert in minutes book. Membership numbers have risen as have speakers' costs. Income has risen.
Election of Officers: Committee was voted in en bloc. Proposed by Roger Walker, Seconded by Pam Chave. New Committee members Andrew Graham and Steve Flowerday (both unable to attend AGM)
Programme for 2020/ 2021: See programme in minute book
Field Trips: Forms put out at meetings for those interested to put their names down. Organiser of each trip will contact those on list near the outing date
Talks: As on programme.
Change of day and time of indoor meetings: From September 2020 they will be on the third Thursday each month and will begin at 7.30pm.
AOB: There was a request from a member for a loud speaker system at talks
Meeting closed at 8pm.
AGM - 19 February 2019 Thanks were proposed for Nick Hutchings who was resigning as Treasurer after 15 years. Dick Budden has agreed to take on this role. The following are therefore the current members of the committee, elected or re-elected, as indicated (telephone numbers 01747 unless stated otherwise):
Peter Shallcross, Chairman (re-elected) Dick Budden, Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) (elected) Rosie Buck, Minutes Secretary (re-elected) Debbie Carter (871311) (re-elected) David Rear (870176) (re-elected) Anne Martin (re-elected) Lizzie Paylan (re-elected) Anne Wilson (870876) (re-elected) Elizabeth Forbes, Website manager (871772) (elected)
AGM 2018 - A new Chairman, a new era for the Society
At the Annual General Meeting held on 20 March, it was announced that, sadly, Peter Thompson had stood down from the Chairmanship.
Peter was only the second Chairman of the Society, having taken over from its founder Col Swift. In recognition of his leadership over 25 years, the Society presented Peter with a copy of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's newly published book Wild Wiltshire, which is a collection of inspiring colour photographs illustrating the county's habitats and living landscapes of woodland, meadow, downland, plants and animals.
Peter's own favourite wild animal is the bat and the photo shows Committee member Lizzy Paylan presenting Peter (left) with his very own - one of the delightful soft toys she now makes of many people's favourite animals - watched by incoming chairman Peter Shallcross.