Wed 11th Dec 1974

Mr K N Eyre in the chair

Also present were Messrs N H Eyre J Akers

A Hayward, J G Hardman, R B Green, M Jackson

C Harrison, B Carr, A L R Hunter, & H V Calvert

Apologies for unavoidable absence were received from Messrs D Guest, H Collins, C Heptonstall,

C Marsh, W D Tear, & S Knowles.

The following new members were approved

Mrs R Scott 10, Haugh Green Chester

Mrs Sylvia (EW) M Borill, Brookhouse, Moreton Ongar Essex

The minutes of the last Annual General Meeting were approved

Arising from the minutes Mr Akers announced that he had given a collection of old English florists tulips to the Northern Agricutural Society to be grown at Harlow Car.

A Fellowship card and an intimation that subscription were now due £3.30 per annum were received from the

Northern Horticultural Society it was agreed that we should continue to subscribe

The Secretary instructed to bring the NHS Journal & the seed lists to the next meeting

A letter was read from Mr W D Tear apologizing for not beig being able to attend owing to the pressure of work, the illness of his father. He also wished to resign from being Auditor& also pointed out that his name had been omitted form the list of Vice Presidents in the new booklet. The

Secretary admitted that this was an oversight on his part & it was agreed that Mr W Tears election to Vice President should be recorded in the minutes book & an appropriate reply sent.

All other correspondence had been attended to by the Secretary & this was approved.

The Annual Report & Financial Statement had been sent to all members & was accepted.

Arising from the Financial Statement was an item of £64.20 for printing the new booklets

The Secretary reported that Rory McEwan had sent a cheque for that amount which the Secretary had returned on October 1st , assuming that there had been a misunderstanding as Mr McEwan had offered to pay up to £25 towards the cost of printing. As there had been no reply the secretary was getting worried & it was agreed that he should write again asking whether or not the cheque had been received & intimate that the committee would be glad to receive a cheque for £25

Auditors report Neither Mr W D Tear nor the Treasurer had been able to attend the audit but Mr N H Eyre reported the books to be in order & financial statement correct.

A vote of thanks to the Auditor & Secretary was proposed by Mr R B Green & seconded by Mr J Akers

Election of Officers & Patrons Rory McEwan London J M Perkins Manchester

President Mr A L R Hunter was re-elected President on the proposition of Mr J Akers seconded by Mr N H Eyre & carried unanimously

Vice Presidents It was agreed that the following be elected Vice Presidents

D G Iveson Esq LLD, FLS, Liversedge

J Akers Esq Altofts N H Eyre Esq Horbury

J G Hardman Esq Gateforth, Nr Selby

G Senior Esq Horbury, A Tear Esq Altofts

Mrs H White, Altofts, Mrs M Markham, Scholes Nr Leeds

Miss B D Snape, Escrick, York

G W Gray Esq Stanningley Leeds

The Marquis of Hartington London

WD Tear Esq Altofts, S Knowles Esq Barnsley

Chairman Mr K N Eyre, proposed by Mr B Carr

The Secretary intimated that he wished to resign from office owing to personal reasons & it was agreed to call a special meeting on Wednesday 29tn January to elect a successor

Annual Show It was agreed to hold only one show this year The Annual Show at the Duke of York Hotel

Meeting Nights As the room at the Duke of York was permanently engaged on Tuesdays it was agreed to change our meeting night to Wednesday

A raffle for ??? ???? donated by Mr J G Hardman realized 70p

It was agreed that the offices of Secretary & Treasurer should in future be combined, but that two of the three authorised signatures would be necessary to draw money from the bank.

The meeting closed at 8.45pm (Signed K N Eyre 1.12.75)

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