Minutes of the Darite Heritage AGM held at Darite village hall on 2013-10-26 at 16:30 BST, after the open afternoon and photographic competition results. Readership is public. This document was approved by the meeting on 2013-12-11
Peter Jackson (Chair) Martin Shead Debbie Rowan Rebecca Ross Alan Silverstone Julia Chalmers
Review of the yearOur activities this year were mostly connected with wildlife, with Creatures of the Night Parts 1 and 2.
Part 1, "The Owl event", organised by Debbie was very successful, well attended and enjoyed by the people who came with the owls, who said that interaction with the village was very good. There were attendees who we don't usually see at our events. We agreed that this event could be repeated and we should time it for when the owls aren't brooding.
Action: DR to investigate timing of a repeat event.
Part 2, "The Bat and Moth event". This was unusual for the presenters who are more used to interacting with serious wildlife recorders. We shall see if they wish to repeat the Darite Village experience next year. They don't normally get moth data from this region. In a future event we should manage the disruptive children better.
The photographic competion is something we might build on for the longer term, with "Image of the month" or some such thing to maintain interest starting in January and a competition result perhaps at the Summer Fayre.
There are also other organisations who run events such as the South Caradon walk with John Manley and the new Geology organisation. We should maintain communication with these groups.
This is the last year of the CHAHP, so we are unlikely to see the major works that they undertook. Work on the valley floor has been carried out, so that the stream bank is now repaired.
A legacy organisation is being formed to carry on as a communications hub and forum for the organisations such as ours that were formed under the CHAHP.
Treasurer's reportWe have £359.37 in funds. This has come from monies made at past events:
- Darite History day (2011) - £21.25
- Quiz night (2012) £41.00
- CHAHP grant (December 2012) £250.00
- Owl event £20.30
- Bat and Moth event £33.82
(Re)Election of committee membersJulia Chalmers joined the committee.
RR resigned as Secretary but remains a committee member.
PNJ formally takes on the role of Secretary in addition to the Equipment Officer role.
Next meetingThe next meeting will be on 2013-12-11 at 20:00 after the village hall meeting, but at Kel Dowr. Its focus will be on plans for 2014.
The meeting closed at 17:16 BST.
UpdatesThis document is maintained by members of the Darite community. Comments are always welcome and should be addressed to heritage at darite dot org dot uk.
- PNJ, 2013-12-10. From notes made at the meeting.
- PNJ, 2014-01-06. Approved on 2013-12-11.