Tue 12th Nov 1968

Mr J Akers in the chair. Also present, Mrs H. Townsend, Messrs J.W. Prest, J.W.R. Fox,

C. Heptinstall, H Collins, D.H. Hartley.

S. Knowles, W. Tear, J. Ward, N.H. Eyre, K. Eyre,

W. Guest, J. Hardman, A. Tear & H.V. Calvert (sec)

Apologies for unavoidable absence were received from Messrs R.B. Green, R.A. Walker & G. Foster.

The minutes of the last Annual General Meeting were read & confirmed, there were no matters arising.

All correspondence since that last ordinary meeting had been dealt with as necessary by the secretary. This was approved & passed as read.

Financial Statement & Auditors report.

A statement of accounts was presented by the secretary showing a net profit on the Altofts

Show of 9/9, & a net loss on the Annual Show of £4-1-8, After a net loss on the years working of £3-15-10, we had for the year ended 30th September 1968,

£67-12-3 to our credit in the Bank.

The Auditors reported that they had checked the books & found everything correct & to their satisfaction. The financial statement was approved.

The secretary reported with regret the deaths of four of our members since the last Annual General Meeting. Vis; Mr W. Markham of Scholes near Leeds, Mr W.H. Laycock, Mirfield, Mr George Plant, Altofts & Mr Garfield Hunt of Horbury. Members present stood a four minutes in silent tribute.

A full financial statement & report of the past years activities had already been sent to all members & a vote of thanks to the secretary was proposed by Mr Hardman & seconded by Mr Tear, who also included thanks to Mr J.W. Prest who had this year completed 25 years service as Treasurer to the Society.

It was agreed that honoraria be paid as last year i.e. £6-0-0 to secretary & £1-1-0 to treasurer.

Election of Officers for the coming year.

It was agreed unanimously that the following be elected

President Mr F.R. Hunter.

Chairman " J. Akers.

Vice-Presidents & Patrons as last year with the addition of Mr J.W. Prest & Mrs M Markham as an honorary Vice-president.

Secretary Mr H.V. Calvert.

Treasurer Mr J.W. Prest.

Hon. Auditors. Messrs A. Tear & N.H Eyre.

Mr W Tear reported his conversations with Dutch tulips growers regarding the possibility of a trade exhibit at our shows. A vase of 25 blooms, was suggested. It was agreed that this could be of benefit to our Society & Mr Tear was asked to get in touch again with these growers & get more details of what was required, which we would discuss further at our next meeting.

Mr Hardman brought to our notice that cups were not being engraved as was required by the rules. It was proposed, seconded & agreed that the rule "All cups & plate are to be held for 11 months & returned to the Secretary in good order & Engraved." should be adhered to.

A raffle for chocolates donated by Mr Hardman realised 16/-. The meeting closed at 8-30 PM.

J Akers Oct 21st 1969

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