MINUTES OF THE 24th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2015 12.15 in THE VINE INN, CUMNOR
COMMITTEE PRESENT: John Gordon (President), Alistair Mills (Treasurer and Webmaster), and Margaret Stevenson (Secretary).
ALSO PRESENT: Carol Bateman, Maureen Aitken, Evalyn MacLeod, Bill Millar, Archie Ferguson, Irene McKenzie, Mary White, Catherine Dolman, Maureen McKeown, Margaret Hancox, Freda Hughes, Christine Gray, Scott Dunlop, Dixon Halliday, Rosemary Macdonald, Hamish Macdonald.
APOLOGIES: Jim Robertson, Iain Duff, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Ken McClements, John Garvey, Neil Morgan.
162 MINUTES OF THE 24th AGM
The Minutes of the meeting held on 15th March 2014 were accepted as correct.
Proposed: Carol Bateman Seconded: Irene McKenzie. All Accepted
163 PRESIDENT and SECRETARY’S REPORT
164 TREASURER’S REPORT
165 ELECTION OF COMMITTEE FOR 2015-16
John and Margaret indicated their willingness to stand again. Alistair would have liked to stand down as Treasurer and John asked if anyone would take on the role. As no-one was forthcoming it was accepted that the committee would remain as before.
This was confirmed nem con.
Bill Millar paid tribute to Alistair’s hard work as Treasurer over a number of years and expressed the hope that someone would soon relieve him of his duties.
John indicated that additions to the committee would be most welcome and asked that anyone thinking of volunteering should contact him.
166 NEW PATRON
John informed the meeting that Sir William Kerr Fraser had regretfully decided to step down as Patron. A suggestion had been made previously that Sir Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol College, be approached to be the new Patron. There was some discussion during which Frances Cairncross was mentioned as another possibility, however it was pointed out that she was not actually a graduate of Glasgow University and it was also felt that a current connection with the University of Oxford would be of benefit – Frances having recently retired from her post there. It was therefore decided to ask Sir Drummond to accept the position.
This was agreed by the meeting.
John informed the meeting that the new website is now available to all members at www.osgug.org.uk. It carries up to date information about events in addition to photos of recent events and an easy method of contacting committee members.
There was a suggestion from Bill Millar that the meeting next year should start at 12.30pm to give people a longer time to meet up and order lunch prior to the commencement. This was accepted as a sensible suggestion.
Carole Bateman thanked the committee for all their hard work in organising events over the past year.
The AGM finished at 12.50 pm. Those who wished remained for lunch.
Margaret Stevenson (Secretary)