Page 3Minutes of the Area Annual General Meeting held on 22
A general discussion ensued on the merits of budget reductions across diverse Areas aroundthe country, and the implications this had on the Area in particular, in meeting its objectives.
That the Area Coordinator be instructed to communicate the Devon and Cornwall Area’sdispleasure to Head-Office, with regards to the 2010 budget allocation reduction, and to seek clarification with regards to any proposed future budget allocation reductions.The Area Budget was presented to the meeting, which was correct to the 11
May 2010 butthe figures do not show either the Area Dinner Expenditure, nor the expenditure for today’sArea Committee Meeting and this Annual General Meeting.In answer to a question from an unidentified questioner from the floor, Brother Smallresponded by saying that the Committee was not, at this time, fully conversant with the totalcosts associated with this year’s Annual Area Dinner.Sister Hill said that, in her opinion, the lunchtime meal today, was not to the same standard asthe previous year, and wondered what the cost was?Past High Chief Ranger asked the Committee if they had considered outside catering.Brother Quigley-Ferriday responded to Past High Chief Ranger Battershill by saying, thatoutside catering was often expensive, and this might result in a levy being charged to thoseattending to offset the extra costs the Area would have to bear.Brother Small suggested that a letter be sent to all Secretaries in the Area, to seek ideas fromtheir brethren on what they would care to eat at future Annual General Meetings and Half-Yearly Meetings in November.
That the Area Coordinator circulate to all Court Secretaries a request to ascertain from their Courts’ what their brethren would care to eat at future Area Meetings.Sister Porter (Visitor) suggested Fish & Chips as the meal for future Area Meetings.The Area Chief Ranger asked the brethren present if they would be prepared to pay £5.00[Five Pounds] towards a sit-down meal.It was agreed my mutual assent, that the matter be left in the Area Committees’ hands, andthat matter be reported back to the November Area Meeting.
Election for the Area Committee for 2010/2011
There were 6 [Six] vacant positions for the Area Committee, and the Area Coordinator hadreceived 6 [Six] nominations thereto. Viz:-Sister WilliamsBrothers Hunn; Quigley-Ferriday; Reynolds; Small and Thomas