MEETING OPENED 11.45am.
Present: Dexley Johnson, Jack Gardiner, Ian Thomson, Kennedy Anderson, Charlie Greensmith, Graham Slaney, Judy Gardiner, Joy Thomson, Linda Anderson, Lorna Greensmith.
Apologies: Roger Bower, Brian Samuels, Ray Barker, David Bird, George Baker and Jack Stacey.
Acceptance of the Minutes of last AGM and Extraordinary General meeting was proposed
by Charlie Greensmith and seconded by Ian Thomson. Minutes accepted unanimously.
Executive positions vacated.
Dexley Johnson appointed by the meeting as temp. Chairman.
Dexley Johnson called for nominations for Executive positions of President, Treasurer and Secretary from the floor. Charlie Greensmith nominated Graham Slaney for President. Seconded by Ian Thomson.
Graham Slaney took the Chair.
Dexley Johnson nominated Linda Anderson for Treasurer. Seconded by Ian Thomson.
Ken Anderson nominated Lorna Greensmith for Secretary. Seconded by Jack Gardiner.
The President asked the meeting if anyone is aware of people not receiving his emails to please notify him.
Treasurer’s Report Presented. Acceptance moved by Charlie Greensmith. Seconded by Lorna Greensmith. Passed.
Ian Thomson asked why some members are awarded 50 and 60yr. certificates from UK Div.
and others are not. Charlie and Ken explained that in order to receive certificates people must be a member of the UK Div. for at least 5 years.
Dexley, Charlie and Ken reaffirmed that when the Qld. Div. formed it was decided at a general meeting that ass. members could serve on the committee owing to the small number of members able and willing to participate due to large distances.
Lorna Greensmith proposed Charlie Greensmith as Rum Bosun due to his long associations
with South Trade …importers of Pussers Rum… who provide us with rum for our tots at meetings. Seconded by Joy Thomson and Dexley Johnson. Carried. Much thanks to our previous Rum Bosun, Ray Barker, who is unwell at the present time. We all wish him a speedy recovery.
A gathering for the 47th anniversary of Black Tot day to take place on Mon. 31st July in the ward room of the Diamantina at the Maritime Museum was suggested. Charlie to contact
Alan Bibby to confirm.
Christmas party to be held at Palms Resort at Beenleigh on Sunday 26th Nov. 17. More info.
will be sent in the newsletter. Dexley suggested fish and chips or chicken from a local fast food shop as an alternative to a BBQ. Decision still open.
Because of the increased cost of UK membership, Lorna raised the issue of perhaps joining our president as a member of the UK Div. as a position rather than a person so that we would always have a rep. to the UK. Ken and Charlie said they would happily serve that function as they were members already and that they did not think the UK Div. would let us do that anyway.
Linda asked that a reminder be sent out in the next newsletter that yearly fees are now due.
Meeting closed at 12.30pm.