Tue 26th Feb 1974

Mr A L R Hunter presiding

Also present Messrs J Akers, P Emmett, S Knowles,

B Carr, H Collins, N H Eyre, K N Eyre, D Guest,

C Harrison, C Marsh, W D Tear, C Heptonstall,

M Jackson & H V Calvert secretary

Mr D B Green sent his apologies for unavoidable absence

The minutes of the last Annual General Meeting were read and confirmed, there were not matters arising for discussion.

Correspondence was read from Zelimir K Tortkovcic Saphan of the Netherlands enclosing US $ 1.00 & asking to become a member from Mrs Nancy Bagdell newly appointed Honorary Director of Gardens at Harlow Carr NHS Gardens who wished to purchase a collection of Old English florists to try out at Harlow Car & From Misses Marie Hartley & Joan Ingillby who were writing a book about the West Riding & wanted information about our Society

These & other letters received since our last meeting had been dealt with by the Secretary & this was approved.

A circular was received from the Worshipful Company of Gardeners show award scheme offering permitted certificate of merit to award our winning Show exhibitors in exchange for a subscription to their Society. It was agreed not to take advantage of the offer

Annual Report & Financial Statement

As copies of these had already been circulated

to all members it was agreed they should be accepted as read & thanks expressed to the Secretary

Election of Officers

Prposed by Mr Akers & seconded Mr N H Eyre that Mr A L R Hunter remain President Carried unanimously

Proposed Mt Tear seconded Mr Knowles that Mr KN Eyre be chairman & carried unanimously

Vuce President It was agree that the following Vice President be re-elected

D G Iveson Esq LLD FLS Liverst Liversedge

J Akers Esq, Gateforth N H Eyre Esq Horbury

J G Hardman Esq Gateforth Selby, G Sendor Esq Norbury

Mrs H White Altofts, A Tear Esq, Altofts, Mrs M Markham, Scholes Nr Leeds

Also to be elected subject to their approval

Miss B D Snape X XXX Escrick York

G W Gray Esq Stanningley Leeds

As stated in a previous minute, Vice President are elected from those who have given yeoman service to the society & from those who support us financially

It was proposed by Mr C Harrison seconded by Mr C Heptonstall that Vice Presidens elected for service should automatically be

Life Vice Presidents This was agreed.

Other officers re-elected were

Mr H V Calvert Secretary

Mrs J Burton Treasurer

Messrs N H Eyre & W D Tear Hon Auditors

It was agreed that honorarium for Secretary & Treasurer be unchanged at £6.00 & £2.00 repectively

New members. The following new members were approved.

Mr D Guest 13 Park Avenue Smithies Barnsley Yorks

Mrs A Walker, 14 Guilford Road Royston Wakefield

Mrs L Knight, 51 Meltham Road Horley Huddersfield

Mrs D J Reade, Stone Cottage, Castle Farm Road

Hanham Abbots Bristol

Mr K C Harris 2, The Close, North View

Eastcote Pinner Middlesex

Mrs T J Catherwood. 2304 Ottawa Avenue

West Vancouver British Colombia Canada

Mrs E A Woods 4 Pains Hill House, Cobham Surrey

Zelimer K Turthoric Sahin 1210 The Netherlands

Show 1974 In view of the difficulty of getting a suitable venue for the Early Show at Altofts it was decided that we should not have an early Show this year but concentrate on the 138th Annual Show at the Duke of York Hotel Sandal

The question of Judges to be discussed at the next ordinary meeting to be held in one months time at a later time of 7.45pm

A raffle for chocolates realised 75p

The meeting closed at 8.30pm

K N Eyre

Wakefield & North of England Tulip Society

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