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Reading Room, Minutes of AGM April 25th 2019

CONSTABLE BURTON READING ROOM

AGM MEETING 25TH APRIL 2019

Present: Kylie, Hilly, Stewart, Jennie, Cathy and Gillian

Apologies: Mike Phillipson

Minutes of last meeting held 10th April 2018 were accepted as true record.

Election of Officers:

Hilda Dobson appointed as Chairperson and Kylie Ford as Vice Chairperson. Other officers happy to remain in their positions.

Auditor:

This will now be Alan Coupe who is happy to do this work for free.

Repairs:

Chimney stack has been re-pointed but the lining still needs repairing. Toilet roof is still leaking, floor not repaired and shed roof not repaired.

Fund raising for repair work must be done. Gillian to contact Richmond Council to see if they have funds/grant available.

Stewart said that the boiler hot water was on constant and had been since the repair was done six weeks ago. Oil Force told Hilly they would return after 4 weeks to check. Hilly to chase.

Treasurers Report:

Jenni provided the income and expenditure account prepared by Kim Duke (below) for year ending 28th February 2019 along with her Treasures Report which showed the year ended on a £1,024 loss.

Kim noted that the biggest factor in the total amount of loss for the year was that the heat and lighting amount had doubled from last year.

The summer fair income was also down 39.7% from last year, this may have been due to the change of date, although the bank holiday was a complete wash out so at least we managed to raise some money.

Future Events: Summer Fair Sunday 25th August

Constable Burton Hall Tulip Festival 4th – 6th May

We are going to have a couple of stands over the weekend at the Festival to sell the Ducks for the summer fair and a tombola. Thank you to the residents that made donations for the tombola.

Rhino Presentation/Talk

George Tomlinson will be giving a presentation, date to be confirmed. Tickets will be £8 to include food. A percentage of the takings will be donated to a Rhino Charity by George.

Date of next meeting 9th May at 6.30pm

Meeting closed 7.30pm

London to York Cycle Ride 25th – 27th April 2019

A group of 12 cyclists, the ‘Rhino Dynamos’, will be cycling from Regents Park Zoo to York Minister. Their intention is to raise money for Rhino Revolution UK Support Group. The riders also intend to raise awareness that the rhino is on the edge of extinction being driven to it by human poaching. It is dear to my heart after meeting my first white rhino, Norman, in South Africa several years ago. Two years later he was slaughtered by poachers. I will be driving the support vehicle for the duration of the ride.

Rhino Revolution, based in S Africa, has already rescued, rehabilitated and released several orphaned rhinos. These are now thriving in what we hope is a safe location. More orphans have since arrived. We also support other similar organisations.

Looking after orphaned rhinos costs money. Please visit our ‘justgiving’ page. It contains more information about what we are doing. Do not feel obliged to contribute. It would be appreciated but just as importantly please pass the word on.

 

RHINO REVOLUTION AND SIMILAR ORGANISATIONS ARE ON THE GROUND 24/7.

RHINO REVOLUTION IT HAS 3 MAIN AIMS:

  1. TO EQUIP ANTIPOACHING TEAMS, INCLUDING ITS OWN MOUNTED UNIT.
  2. TO OFFER INJURED AND ORPHANED
    RHINO SANCTUARY IN ITS REHABILITATION CENTRE.
  3. TO EDUCATE LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN
    THE VALUE OF CONSERVATION.

AND THUS, HELP TO SAVE THE RHINO FROM EXTINCTION FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

Looking after orphaned rhinos costs money. Please follow the link to our ‘justgiving‘ page. It contains more information about what we are doing. Do not feel obliged to contribute. It would be appreciated but just as importantly please pass this message on…..

https://www.justgiving.com/rhinodynamos

Thank you,
George Tomlin