BEESTON &DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY
45th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER 2018
At The Pearson Centre Nuart Road Beeston NG9 2NH
A G E N D A
- CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS
- MINUTES of AGM held on 13th OCTOBER 2017.
- THE TRUSTEES ANNUAL REPORT & FINANCIAL STATEMENT
- ELECTION OF OFFICERS:-
- ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
- NOMINATION OF INDEPENDENT EXAMINER
- ANY OTHER BUSINESS
- DATE OF NEXT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
This is our 45th year and we will rightly be having a celebration of Fizz and Cake!
There will be background photos during the evening.
Civic Society President Elected at AGM
Foundations of the Civic Society
Introducing the topic Mervyn Brown quoted from the 40th Anniversary celebrations of civic society – at which Marion Wallwork commented:
“In 1973, I asked three or four people if they would be
Interested in starting a society when I decided that Beeston could do
with a bit of brightening up. We met in my living room and, since then,
I would like to think we have raised the public consciousness of good
Design in Beeston.”
As we all know the Society no longer meets in Marion’s living room – she does however remain a keen supporter – unfortunately she was not able to be with us on the evening of the AGM.
Enduring sound principals
Amongst several initiatives from earlier years in 1997 Marion Wallwork organised the first garden trail – so many of the efforts of Marion and our founders have survived to the benefit of our lives today and wellbeing of the local community. They have endured because they are based on the same sound principals that we adhere to today – the betterment and enrichment of our communities.
Sadly it would appear that our local council have come to omit their tag-line ‘Building Better Communities’– however that’s for another time.
So, just briefly, some other activities that Mrs Wallwork has been engaged in – together with being a Founder member of the Beeston and District Civic Society:
- Founder member of the Preschool Playgroups Association, then County Organizer.
- Magistrate on Adult, Youth and Family Panels on Nottingham Bench
- For many years member of National Trust East Midlands Regional Committee. A member of the Council of the NT. Chairman of the Trust’s Nottingham Centre and then President. As well as being a voluntary speaker for the NT.
In 2014 Marion was awarded The British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Voluntary Service to Heritage in the National Trust in the East Midlands and service to the Beeston and District Civic Society.
Mervyn Brown went on to comment:
“I noticed, in our constitution, there is an honorary office of President of the Society – that office is vacant. My understanding is that there are a number of members who would like to have this past filled.
I can think of no better candidate than Marion Wallwork.”
Marion Wallwork was proposed and seconded as Honorary President of the Society – the motion was passed unanimously by members present.
When approached about the appointment Marion’s reaction was a combination of surprise and elation – she said; “I’m thrilled and honoured to accept this prestigious appointment to become president of such a worthwhile campaigning organisation”.