Aldwick Preservation Society
Registered Charity No. 295133
NEWSLETTER NO. 130 FEBRUARY 2013
An eventful year with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. It looks like 2013 will be a quieter year. If you have any suggestions for local trips please let the Committee know.
The Society can only continue if the Committee have an active membership. As I have said before a number of members wish to stand down. So please consider joining the Committee and help to keep Aldwick as you want it.
Rebuilding part of the duck pond is expected to take place over January/February. An overhanging tree has been removed as a prelude to the work starting. The duck pond is a recreation pond because of the large number of ducks which are fed regularly and the water source is surface water not spring water. This means we cannot be designated a conservation pond and encourage frogs, toads newts, native fish and other aquatic life. However, we believe the work being undertaken
will improve the appearance of the bank. Longer term we are considering improvements to the whole of the far bank, whilst minimising disturbance to the wildlife.
Notice of The Annual General Meeting 2013.
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WILL BE HELD AT ALDWICK PARISH COUNCIL OFFICES
ON TUESDAY 12TH MARCH AT 2.00 P.M.
This is notification that the Honorary Secretary, Mr Barry Baines wishes to step down from the Executive Committee at the AGM. We thank Barry for his time in this role. He has expressed a wish to continue on the Committee in Membership. Mrs Valerie Smith wishes to be considered for Honorary Secretary. If you wish to be nominated for any position please note the following and submit your nomination.
Members are asked to submit details, in writing, on matters that they wish to be included on the AGM Agenda. These must be received by the Honorary Secretary, Mr Barry Baines, 4 Willowhale Avenue, Aldwick, PO21 4AY, by no later than Tuesday 5th March 2013. In accordance with the Society’s Constitution all officers and members of the Executive Committee relinquish their office each year but are eligible for re-election, if they so wish, at the AGM. Nominations for Officers and Members of the Committee must be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary by Monday, 25th February 2013. Such nominations must be proposed and seconded by a member of the Society and must include the written consent of the proposed nominee. Any additional guidance on this procedure can be obtained from the Honorary Secretary. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served before the meeting which will start at 2.30 p.m. Please put this important date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there. The draft agenda is shown below, subject to change if additional items are submitted in accordance with the Constitution. A final Agenda, together with a copy of the Annual Accounts and the 2012 AGM Minutes will be available at the meeting. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THIS MEETING.
1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the previous AGM 6th March 2012 and matters arising.
3. Chairman’s Annual Report.
4. Presentation of the Accounts for 2012.
5. Election of Officers to the Executive Committee.
6. Election of Members to the Executive Committee.
7. Any Other Business – any items submitted in accordance with the Constitution, in writing, by 5th March 2013.
8. Date of next meeting.
Christmas Fayre 2012
The Christmas Fayre proved to be very popular with over 190 people attending. This was challenging to our
Tea Team who managed to keep the kettles boiling- many thanks to the team. It was nice to see Nick Gibb supporting us again. We raised £642 for the Society’s funds. Our thanks to Jenny for organising the event once again.
2013 Programme of Future Events for your diary
Annual General Meeting Tuesday 12th March, 2pm Willowhale Centre
Summer Fayre Saturday 15th June 10am. Willowhale Centre
Full details to follow.
Social Event at the Duckpond Saturday 24th August at 11am
Details to follow and, as always, is subject to the weather.
Autumn Lunch Saturday 19th October 12am Willowhale Centre
Details to follow.
Christmas Fayre Saturday 7th December 10am Willowhale Centre
Details to follow.
Contact the Committee
Chairman: Tony Smith 01243 827163 Vice Chairman: Paul Bignell 07736 130888
Hon. Secretary: Barry Baines 01243 266140 Hon. Treasurer: John Pressdee 01243 826431
Events Organiser: Jenny Timoney 01243 822674 Membership: Valerie Smith 01243 827163