Minutes of the combined 2020-21 AGM

Minutes of the combined 2020-21 AGM

15 Nov 2021

President Lady Shuttleworth

Minutes of the combined 2020-21 AGM held at

Borwick & Priest Hutton Memorial Hall on Tuesday September 21st 2021 at 11.00am.


  1. The Acting Chairman Dr John Houghton welcomed Lady Shuttleworth and Society Members and went through fire instructions.

Apologies were received from Members unable to attend.

The Minutes of the 2019 AGM were formally received and approved

Proposer Dr Anthony Adamson

Seconder Martin Gillibrand


The Acting Chairman read out the Report of the Committee 20/21

The Report of the Committee was formally received and approved

Proposer Lyn Hitch

Seconder Judith Horsfield

The Treasurer Cathy Hartley gave a brief summary of 2020/21 numbers and explained that while subscriptions had been held over from 2020 to 2022, in 2021 our income was enhanced by a significant donation from South Lakes Arts Society and our only out-goings were affiliation fee, expenses and audit.

The Treasurer advised us that we may need to access our reserve funds this year.

The Accounts were formally received and approved

Proposer: Martin Gillibrand

Seconder   Dr Anthony Adamson


Cathy Hartley is stepping down having been responsible for the Society’s accounts for seven years. The Chair thanked her sincerely for her hard work and support to the Society and the members present showed their appreciation in the usual way.

  1. Dr John Houghton was elected as Chairman of the Society

Proposer Martin Gillibrand

Seconder Judie Graham Clegg

The election of Dr Houghton formally closes the tenure of Martin Gillibrand as Chairman and he was thanked for his hard work and service and the members showed their appreciation in the usual way.

To elect the Officers and Committee.

The committee was re-elected en bloc, with Margie Dixon replacing Cathy Hartley as Treasurer.

Committee Members

Secretary: Sue West, Treasurer:  Margie Dixon, Committee Members: Judie Graham Clegg,  Jenny Fisher,  Mary Frankland, Sue O’Brien, Angela Pape, John Parkinson. John Wilson, Martin Gillibrand

Proposer Dr Anthony Adamson

Seconder Lyn Hitch

Mr Stephen Smith was duly confirmed for the coming year as Financial Examiner of the Accounts.

Proposer   Gil Kay

Seconder   John Parkinson

Any Other Business

No items were notified.

John Wilson updated attendees on a proposed ‘self service’ trip to Isel Hall, details of which were available in hard copy to attendees and would be on the website after the meeting.

Meeting closed 11.25am

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