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28 March 2008

Events Programme

The combined Events Programme and Membership Card (Events Card) is distributed to members at about the time of the AGM at the end of March each year. The card for 2008-2009 is in circulation - to see it click Events Card.

28th March 2008

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held in Lerryn Village Hall on 28th March 2008, with about one-third of the sixty-four members attending.

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The Chairman reported that we had had quite a good year despite picking some truly awful weather for our events. The weather for the walk to Golitha falls was just about OK but not encouraging, whilst the rain on the walk to Helman Tor and Breney Common was enough to put anybody off for life. However it did not seem to discourage a dozen hardy souls but forced the birds and butterflies to stay well out of sight. We only had to cancel two events - the trip to Looe Island was cancelled by the boatman and John Pegg's walk was cancelled when only the noble guide and Terry Eisler turned up on an especially ghastly day. The visit to Fowey Sea Farms was very well planned by David Hancock but we were embarrassed by the number of visitors who rather swamped us and caused the Docks security people to throw a bit of a "wobbly" when a number of visitors escaped unsupervised onto the Docks area. After this experience the Committee decided to welcome visitors at most of our events but to reserve some as strictly for "members only".

Our indoor events were all well attended and enjoyable and were, of course, to be rounded off by a visit from Sally Porter who will be remembered as one of our co-founders and has a fascinating story to tell but who unfortunately was poorly and unable to attend - hence the last minute invitation to Nancy Joliffe.

As to the accounts we managed quite well. We would have made a very small loss but this was offset by a donation to