A BRIEF REPORT OF THE 2018 BIRD CLUB AGM
The AGM was held at Maulden Village Hall on Tuesday 27th February, and was attended by 26 members.
Matt Burgess, Hon. Chairman, chaired the meeting.
The elected officers for 2018 are:
Hon. President (2017-19): Peter Holden MBE
Hon. Secretary: Sheila Alliez
Hon. Research Officer: Graham Goodall
Hon. Assistant Treasurer: Sonnie Wing
Hon. Bulletin Editor: Andy Grimsey
Hon. Meetings Secretary: Stuart Elsom
County Bird Recorder: Steve Blain
BNHS Membership Secretary: Mary Sheridan
The elected committee members for 2018 are:
The Club membership at the end of December was 285. The Assistant Treasurer’s summary of the accounts stated that the c. £3000 increase in expenditure was down to the invoicing of mailing costs for both the 2015 and 2016 Bird Reports in the same year, the cost of the 25th anniversary celebrity lecture, and the printing of both parts of the Journal in full colour to mark the 70th anniversary of the BNHS. A plea was again made for members to consider switching to electronic delivery of The Hobby, which could cut costs. Income was down from 2016, due to the loss of sponsorship from G&M Growers Ltd and no Christmas raffle, but £750 was recouped in ticket sales for the Iolo Williams talk, and thanks were also due to Opticron, who had maintained their generous sponsorship of indoor meetings.
The Research Officer’s report will be published in The Hobby and also the Bird Report 2017.
After the completion of business, Dr Ian Burfield gave an illustrated talk entitled “The IUCN Red List of Birds”.