The Arts Society in N.Ireland

An affiliated society to The Arts Society

- formerly The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies

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Minutes of the 22nd AGM of The Arts Society in N. Ireland

Apologies. Taken as read. 44 Members attended.

Adoption of Minutes of 21st AGM, 21st February 2018. David Impey /Cherie Bell

Adoption of Chairman’s Report. Proposed & seconded by Denis Bell / Anne Stevenson

Adoption of 2018 accounts.. Proposed & seconded by Wilton Paton / John Stevenson

Appointment of Independent Examiner of Accounts for 2019. Mr. Alan Herron FCA

Election of Office Bearers and other Committee Members:
Chairman  – Rupert MacHenry. Proposed & seconded by Johanne Leahy / Olive Gamble
Hon Treasurer Olive Gamble. Proposed & seconded by Rupert MacHenry / Liz Trimble
Hon. Secretary –by appointment
Committee: Liz Trimble, Johanne Leahy, Clare Adams, Janey Sproule & Wilton Paton.  Proposed & seconded by  Olive Gamble / Rupert MacHenry

Membership subscriptions. The Chairman had explained the necessity of increasing Membership Subs in emails and letters sent out in advance of the AGM to all members.
Two questions came from the floor
Why is the Double  Sub less than 2 Single Subs. The Chairman explained it was carried forward from the time of posting letters, a saving that no longer exists. He added the Committee didn't want to make too many changes at once but it would be reviewed.
Will Guests continue to pay £10 at the door? The Chairman said this fee would have to be increased and Guests would be limited to attending 2 Lectures per year to discourage Membership subscription dodgers!

The 22nd Annual General Meeting of the Arts Society in N.Ireland was held at 7.10 pm on Wednesday 20th February 2019, Malone Presbyterian Church, 452 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 6GT.