Present. F.R. Hunter Esq. president, Messrs J. Akers
J. Hardman, R.D. Wood, E.H Robinson, JW Prest,
A Tear, W. Markham, N.H. Eyre, R. Hunt &
H.V. Calvert, secretary.
The minutes of the last meeting were read
Arising from the minutes was the matter of
Tulips sent after the
Show Annual Show to
Mr Rory McEwen by Mr A Tear. It was proposed
Mr Markham, seconded Mr Hardman that a vote of thanks be accorded to Mr Tear for sending them.
A letter was read from Messrs Parker regarding our complaint over their bulbs brought by members last year, very much regretting our need to complain.
According to terms of business they could not accept responsibility but as a gesture of goodwill offered to replace 50 Louis XIV & 50 parrot Tulips.
It was agreed to accept this offer & to share the bulbs among the members concerned.
The Secretary submitted a financial report of the 1963 Shows which showed a net loss at
Horbury of £5-8-6 & at St Johns Normanton of
£5-13-10 a total of £11-2-4. Donations to date totalled £12-10-0.
Mr E.H. Robinson raised a point about a ruling, prohibiting father & son from showing
Tulips from the same garden, which was being disregarded. After some discussing, Mr Robinson proposed & Mr Markham seconded that the
rule should be
Mr Markham raised a point about the Gold
Medal & the secretary explained the difficulty
Perkin’s had in obtaining one & the fact that in the past they had been supplied to us very much below the cost price. Arising from this, Mr Tear proposed & Mr Markham seconded that for the 1964 Show, the Gold Medal should be substituted by a voucher for £2-2-0 to be
spent exchanged at Perkins, for whatever the recipient desired.
Following a request from the Auditors that the book should be made up earlier
in the year to avoid the bad weather at January, it was proposed by Mr Akers, seconded by Mr Hardman that the books should be made up
& the Audit take place in September or October.
Orders were taken for bulbs from Parkers.
The next meeting to be the Annual General
A series of raffles for eggs, fruit, chocolates
& tulips donated by Messrs Hunter, Akers &
Tear realised £1-9-0
FRHunter 23rd March 1964
Wakefield & North of England Tulip Society