Annual General Meeting


The 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.30 on Friday 2 February, in the Village Hall.


1. To approve the minutes of the 2023 AGM (see below)
2. To receive the Chairman’s report
3. To receive the Auditor’s Annual Financial Statement (see overleaf)
4. To elect officers and other Committee members
The following have agreed to stand:  Chairman – David Garnett, Secretary – Simon Cornish, Treasurer – Stephen Abbott; other Committee members: Ed Miller, Helen McCutchan, Pete Coe, Kevin Lee, Michael Quigley.
Other nominations and volunteers most welcome.
5. Any other business

Ed Miller (Secretary) 29 January 2024

 Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 3 February 2023

1. David Garnett took the Chair and welcomed members to the AGM.
2. The minutes of the 2022 AGM had been circulated and were agreed.
3. The Chairman reviewed the past year as one of well-attended meetings with good speakers and some good walks and visits. The website was well stocked and the Magazine much enjoyed. Membership had reached 166 and over 100 members had already renewed for 2023. He thanked them for their support and thanked all Committee members for all their work during the past two years.
4. Stephen Abbott then presented the Annual Accounts for 2022, audited by C Hawes ACMA. (these also showed the account for 2021) Subscriptions collected in 2022 were up, at £1,295, with another £126 in admissions. Expenditure overall was £105 less than income – the main items being for printing the Magazine, speakers’ fees and the hire of the Hall, and the Group had a credit balance of over £2,700 at the end of the year.  There were no questions and the financial report was accepted with thanks.
5. Nominations were then invited for officers and Committee members. Proposed and elected en bloc were: David Garnett, Chairman; Ed Miller, Secretary; Stephen Abbott, Treasurer: other Committee members: Pat Attree, Tim Baldwin, Simon Cornish, and Helen McCutchan.
6.There was no other business.             

Ed Miller (Secretary)                6 February 2023



First Meeting – 2024

Our first meeting of 2024 is on Friday 2nd February, 7:30 pm at Ferring Village Hall.  The evening will start with our AGM, after which, Bill Gage will give us his talk – “Tails from the Rails”.  Bill was a former Assistant County Archivist at West Sussex Record Office, and he will use social history as a platform to illustrate the development of the railway network.