Members met in March for the 41st Annual General Meeting. Proceedings went through rapidly as there was nothing contentious to discuss.

We welcomed a new member to the Committee who has agreed to be our Vice-Chairman – Rob Dunford. The remainder of the previous committee members were all elected for a further term of office. Most have been in position for well over the statutory maximum 7 years but, like other organisations, we are finding it almost impossible to attract people prepared to volunteer to help. This is of considerable concern as, should the situation fail to improve, it will not be long before we have to disband despite experiencing excellent attendance at all our events and a membership in the region of 400 people.

Members waiting for the proceedings to commence
Rob Dunford, our newly appointed Vice-Chairman being welcome by the members
Our Chairman, Gordon Simmons, flanked on hig right by Rebecca Burton, NT South West Regional Director and our speaker for the evening; with Hannah Jefferson, General Manager North & West Dorset NT on his left.
Hannah accepting a £3,000 donation cheque from Gordon which is the surplus income from our 2018 activities. This money will be put towards equipment for the Ecology Team which carries out vital work ont he Golden Cap Estate.