R B Green in the chair also present D Guest, N H Eyre J Akers
C Harrison, M Jackson, C Heptonstall, Mrs Townsend, H Collins,
B Carr, J N Gibson, A Hayward, H V Calvert, C Marsh, Hon Sec K N Eyre
Apologies — A L R Hunter, J Henderson W D Tear, D Ward
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved also a brief reading of the AGM Minutes.
Matters Arising — Mr Akers asked what were the five words to be deleted in the schedule they were ‘To win the first prize’
Correspondence A letter was read from Rory McEwan stating that he was having an Exhibition at the Redfern Gallery London to be devoted to the Tulip this will take place in October this year. Also he has asked the Sunday Times if they would like to a article on the Society.
The Secretary reported that the Sunday Times had contacted him and they were sending a Mr Gordan Bunn to discuss the article
New Members T. S. Mills — Staffs M Guest — Barnsley proposed B Carr seconded C Heptonstall
Show Details – The date of 140th Annual Show was fine for the 22nd May to be held at the Duke of York Hotel
Opener – This was held over to the next meeing
Schedules — Mr C Harrison proposed that 18 Tulips in class 1 should be reduced to 12 this would make it easier for members to enter a vase also the cost of buying new bulbs each year were rising. Seconded B Carr This was carried.
Judges – Mr Akers asked if this could been decided next meeting
Raffle Prizes — 9 members offered to provide prizes
D Guest, C Harrison, S Knowles, R B Green, C Marsh
K N Eyre Mrs Towsend, A Hayward, J Gibson, it was aggreed to distribute the tickets next meeting.
Stock Count The secretary asked if it would be a good thing to find out how many bulbs were held in the society. He proposed to send a Questionnaire to members asking how many bulbs
each member of each variety they had, some member may be growing variety which were thought to have been lost. Proposed J Akers and second H V Calvert that it would be sent out with the next letter to members
Next Meeting 3rd May 7.30 Duke of York
Meeting closed 8.50pm