|Tuesday 12th June 1984||O1 New Ct., Emmanuel|
The meeting followed the Garden Party in the Paddock at Emmanuel, in the vicinity of the Henry Moore statue and the duck-pond. The college provided us with some very nice sandwiches and strawberries and cream, which was all washed down with large quantities of Pimms. Twenty members and guests were present for this, and the weather was as agreeable as the company.
Those present at the A.G.M. were as follows:
|Dr G.H. Wright|
P.N. Whittome + Guest
Apologies were received from David V. White and Robert Pinkham.
|For President, Paul Fox, Gonville & Caius
For Secretary, Robert Pinkham, Jesus
For Jn. Treasurer, Simon Morris, Trinity
For Committee, Joy Titterington, Newnham
Hilary Dugdale, Selwyn
Articles 4 and 12 of the constitution were amended in the manner proposed in the agenda. Article 7 was not amended because such a provision was deemed to be unnecessary.
|Paul A. Fox|
|Profit and Loss|
|Interest on Dep. A/c||4.43|
|Profit on trip||2.00|
|Members' contributions to dinners with guests||27.25|
|Port for meetings||31.13|
|Annual Dinner (incl. menus etc.)||316.55|
|Guests' travelling expenses||18.80|
|Loss for the year||6.63|
|Balance at start of year||165.65|
|Loss for the year||6.63|
|Balance carried forward||159.02|
|Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society|
|REPORT AND STATEMENT OF THE SECRETARY FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 1983-1984|
Mr President, Honorable Members,
I look back on what has been a successful and enjoyable year, all the speakers having been of the highest calibre; and all went without a hitch apart from the unfortunate change in the date of our outing. It is true that a railway strike and a slipped disc conspired to threaten two of our meetings, but good fortune prevailed and the meetings went ahead.
The quality of the Annual Dinner, as I thikn all who attended would agree, was even better than we dared to hope, and it is a great shame that more members of the Society did not attend.
I turn now to the state of the membership. We have fifty members if you in clude the Patron, as indeed we should as he likes to involve himself as much as he can. There are 33 members in residence at the University, of which 19 joined this year, plus 2 fellows and 14 others. Our publicity to attract new members included a poster in every college, a squash, a stall at the Societies' Fair, and a note sent to everyone who expressed interest at the fair. I cannot say how successful these were, but they certainly made us feel a lot better.
Finally, I would like to thank those members who dined guest speakers in their colleges, where the value for money was very good, and, moreover, we could not survive financially without this facility being available to us. Thanks must also go to the President for supplying us with some splendid new writing paper at his own expense, and for other benefactions which will go unrecorded in the accounts; to the Senior Treasurer fro his continuing support, may it never end, and how dull would the life of a Committee member be without his little notes; and last but not least to the Junior Treasurer for struggling to make sense of my convoluted requests for cash with patience and good humour.
Paul A. Fox
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