Our AGM was held on Wednesday, 25 April at University Campus Suffolk overseen
by the Society's President, the Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor John le Grys.
John Norman as Acting Chairman warmly thanked Jack Chapman for his greatly
valued twelve years in the Chair.
The Minutes of the 2011 AGM, the Chairman's Report and the Society's accounts
were all approved. Following the retirement of Jack Chapman as Chairman and
Ken Wilson as Treasurer, John Norman and Graham Smith were elected Chairman
and Treasurer respectively. Members of the Executive Committee retiring by
rotation, viz. Caroline Markham (Secretary), Pat Grimwade, Dianne Hosking,
Tony Marsden and Russell Nunn, were all re-elected. Jack Chapman and Ken
Wilson were also elected as Committee members. Mike Brain, who has left the
Committee, will be missed for his contributions to environmental and
ecological matters. Full details of the Committee are on the back page.
John Norman invited members present to fill in a card with their e-mail
addresses (useful for urgent contact) and indicating whether they would be
prepared to buy the History of the Society in book form, which is still being
The AGM proved to be a pleasant occasion partly because of the fine talk by
Alastair Lang which followed (see below) and the excellent drinks and nibbles
at the end, made all the more enjoyable by the help of several members whose
contribution was much appreciated.