Our final meeting of the year will be Tuesday 19th December with Christmas entertainment, quiz and refreshements. Venue, as usual, is St Mary's at Euxton with a 7.30 p.m. start
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2023 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our 2023 AGM got under way with a welcome from Chairman Barbara Joyce to all the members who had braved the cold weather to attend the meeting which was held on Tuesday 17th January at St Mary's Church Hall, Euxton.
She gave a resume of the year's events including the move to St Mary's, the award of a gold medal to Chorley in Bloom under the guidance of Iris Smith, a very successful flower show at Trinity Hall, support for the Council's Chorley Flower Show, a profitable plant sale in the town centre and the Society's part in supporting the "best front garden competition"
Barbara handed over to our Vice President, George Owen, who expressed his appreciation for the work of the Society over the last 12 months thanking particularly the Officers, volunteers and members who had contributed time and effort in making events a success. He then invited applications for the post of Chairman for the forthcoming year and, with a unanimous vote, announced that Barbara Joyce had been re-elected.
Barbara's first job was to oversee the election of officers for 2023 which are detailed on the "about us" page including the election of Sharon Meades as our new secretary. She noted that there were still two vacancies on the Committee and invited anyone interested to speak to her.
A detailed look at the criteria for our visits programme followed to establish what sort of visits most interested the members.
The Society's Treasurer, Josh Hodkinson gave a resume of our financil affairs for 2022 which saw a deficit of £408 due largely to the after effects of Covid on our membership income allied to some increased costs. Josh's report was unanimously approved
Finally the members voted on a proposal to increase fees to £7.50 p.a. for a single member and £10.00 p.a. for a couple (from £5.00/£7.50). The proposal was agreed unanimously and the evening finished with a hot pot prepared by Michael Thompson.