J.G Hardman in the chair with 35 members present List attached
Apologies were received from N. H Eyre
H V Calvert Jane L Eyre Euan Matless R Perraudin
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved
John Hardman thanked members for their support for coming to the meeting as the list shows that some members had travel some distant to be here. He remarked about the membership now stands at 120 but only 15 people exhibited in the Annual show, a very sad state to be in. Over the years many new members have had bulbs and then not bothered to bring them to the show.
One of the reason for having the AGM on a Saturday is to encourage new members to come and see slide of the different markings and colours. The chairman also expressed a wish to see more members turn their hand to raising seedlings.
Keith Eyre reported that the society and the Florist Tulip continued to show ?????? article. had appeared in several periodicals he also echoed the remarks of the chairman not many members were bring the flowers to the annual show. He expressed thanks to his wife Valerie for help on Show Days
FINANCIAL Report — Enclosed
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
CHAIRMAN This was left till the first meeting in the new year
PRESIDENT The Marquis of Hartington
PATRONS – PERKIN
S VICTOR ROOZEN
VICE PRESIDENTS N.H. EYRE W D TEAR H V CALVERT
J.C HARDMAN J.W. GRAY, J. TAYLOR MISS D.B.SNAPE
P EMMETT, S KNOWLES C. HARRISON, LORD COCHRANE OF CULTS
AL. R Hunter, NEW VICE PRESIDENT ELECTED
THIS Year K. N. Eyre T. Mills J. L. Akers C Marsh
SECRETARY — K.N. Eyre
TREASURER — J. L Akers
STANDING COMMITTEE Chairman, Sec, Tres,
R Perraudin, C Marsh, A Hayward, WD Tear M Hainsworth
The chairman thanked the members
for and thank asked for any other business.
W D. Tear asked if it would be possible to have a new class for
Dutch a vase of Tulip (say 24) other than English Florist.
He would provide a Gold medal for 3 years and the prize money. the meeting felt that it should be held over till next year so that it could be buy bulbs to make the class worth while.
John Ollerenshaw — gave a account on how he is raising new tulips from seed. with the help from James Akers.
Maurice Evans Then give a slide show on English Tulips which had been showing at the last two annual shows. Each slide was thoroughly discussed by the meeting.
Tea was then served. Thanks to Wendy
Akers and Helpers.
Maurice Evans then show more slides past in ????? Thanks to Maurice
The meeting broke up about 5.15 pm after bulbs were distributed
(Signed JGHardman 24.4.89
Signed JG Hardman 9.12 89)