SEDGEMOOR GARDENS CLUB
the AGM held in All Saints’ Hall
on Tuesday, 11th September, 2018
Club Officials: Sylvia Goodenough, Elaine Douglas, Jean White, Margaret Wheeler, Rosie Crilley, Laraine Hayes, David Geach (acting Chair).
Club Members: 22 other club members
David Geach – in his capacity as acting chair, gave apologies for Peter Goodenough, who unfortunately was not able to join our AGM.
then went on to introduce the committee, and Marion Dale our speaker for this evenings talk.
Minutes of the 2017 AGM
The minutes of the 2017 AGM were read, agreed and signed by the acting chair as being
Proposer- Sylvia Goodenough. Seconded – Rosie Crilley.
None were raised.
David Geach – Acting Chair – read the report in Peter’s absence.
In brief - Peter thanked the committee for all their hard work, with a special thanks to Rosie Crilley and Laraine Hayes who were both stepping down this year. Rosie was presented with a lovely Basket of flowers and Laraine was presented with a colourful
Thanks were given to members including John Andrew for arranging our outing to Mottisfont, and to Jenny and Tony Potts for all their help during the year and to Barbara Elliott for the catering.
Nominations to the committee are needed to cover some of the jobs for example Publicity, Monthly Competitions and Catering. Suggestions for next years coach trip would be welcomed, this should be an interesting
place with a garden, within approximately 50 miles.
The constitution has been amended to reflect the new GDPR (Data Protection) rules.
In our January meeting
our speaker is Nick Wray for the RHS who is giving a talk on Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle, hopefully you will all be able to attend.
Your new name badges will be retained by the committee for your
use at each monthly meeting.
See full report in section "Chairman's Report"
This report was read by Sylvia Goodenough.
In brief – David was thanked for taking on the roll of chair and dealing with numerous tasks
and helping out while Peter was unable to do so due to his illness.
The show was a great success with 198 entries being put on show. It was the best show in the area. Please remember to collect your daffodil
bulbs tonight to nurture and hopefully exhibit in next year’s festival. Peter wants to encourage everyone to take part. 4 cups having been awarded to 1st time exhibitors this year.
Elaine circulated copies of the accounts. We are currently £217.75
in credit. This year the daffodil festival and the outing to Mottisfont made a small profit. This was because we were given a larger coach for the original cost, so were able to sell more tickets.
we have increased the membership fee to £15.00 / £25.00 for a couple, visitors / guests £3.00 to help cover the rising expense of the hall, speakers, and insurance.
Elaine has been in this
post for 9 years and has said this is to be her last year as treasurer and would willingly give training if a volunteer were to come forward.
Nominations of Club Committee Members
Chair Peter Goodenough (Acting chair - David Geach)
Treasurer Elaine Douglas
Website Margaret Wheeler
Show Organiser Peter Goodenough (aided by David Geach)
Programme Organiser Sylvia Goodenough
Co-ordinator Barbara Elliott (non committee)
Garden/Brimsmore evening Sylvia Goodenough
Annual Outing John Andrew (non committee)
Meeting Entrance Elaine Douglas
Membership card printing Rosie Crilley
Show programme printing Rosie Crilley
Festival Plant Stall .................................
Committee members agreeing to
Dr Peter Goodenough
standing down from the committee - are Rosie Crilley and Laraine Hayes
New Committee Nominations-
David Geach - proposed by: Peter Goodenough seconded by:
Anne Geach - proposed by: Peter Goodenough seconded by: Sylvia Goodenough
Barbara Elliott – Proposed by: Margaret Wheeler Seconded by: Linda Dodimead
All of the above
were duly elected to the committee.
Barbara is happy to be the catering co-ordinator on the committee.
The committee meet about 4 times a year.
David pointed out the sections which had been amended and the reasons why
Section 8b - removed – ‘signed by any two of the chairman, secretary, or
treasurer’. Changed to – ‘signed by any two of the club’s authorised committee signatories’.
Section 8d – 'Auditor' changed to 'verifier'.
a new section added – Section 11.
This is to do with the information we hold on each member, why we have it, how long we keep it and what we use it for, this is in line with the new GDPR (data
Details as shown on membership form which is completed annually are names, home address, telephone number, email address. Members have until 31st December to pay their subscription, at
which time their details are removed from our records.
The amendments were read and agreed and adopted.
Proposer – John Andrew, seconded - Rosie Crilley
Presentation to Monthly Competition Winners:
Single Bloom- Jenny and Tony Potts Pot Plant- Laraine Hayes
Flower Class- Linda Biffen
Fiona and David Griffiths
Fruit- Jenny and Tony Potts
All of the above winners were awarded a gardening voucher.
Jenny and Tony Potts kindly donated one of their vouchers to be used as a
raffle prize at the next monthly meeting.
Any Other Business:
A member asked about the pot size for the competition
daffodil bulbs, John Andrew confirmed “a pot not exceeding 10 inches in diameter”.
Gina Beauchamp asked what the daffodils were this time. David explained they were ‘King Alfred’ an executive decision having been
made as the other bulb choice flowered too late in the season.
It was asked for volunteers to help Barbara with the catering requirements for the tea/coffee at monthly meetings and for the Christmas buffet.
Marion Dale was introduced to give her talk on ‘Plants in the Right Place’
The AGM meeting closed at 8.07 pm.