The 92nd Annual General meeting of the Society was held on Saturday 21st May 2016 in Tranent Parish Church, BW. The meeting was followed by a talk by Mrs. Joy Dodd on the study of the gravestones in the church yard. There are many fine old grave stones in Tranent churchyard.
The AGENDA of the meeting was as follows
Twenty one members were present and apologies were received from a number of members
Obituary notices Norman and Julie Murphy who had died in the course of the year were remembered
The minutes of the AGM of 16th May 2015 were noted and approved
The president spoke to the annual report
The treasurer,John Lamb was welcomed and made his report
The financial situation was satisfactory and the report was approved
Christopher Tabraham spoke about the transactions
Preparations are in hand to publish the next volume in the spring of 2017 but more contributions would be welcome.
A consultation paper was discussed and completed on the Winter Lectures Venue and consideration will be given to a possible change.
The following Office bearers were elected.
President Stephen Bunyan MBE
Vice President Sir Hew Hamilton Dalrymple Bt. GCVO
Vice President The Dowager Countess of Wemyss & March
Honorary Treasurer Mr John Lamb
Honorary Secretary Mr Graeme Bettison
Honorary Press/Publicity Officer Vacancy
Honorary Librarian Mrs J Dodd
Hon. Field Naturalist Advisor Mr John Hunt.
Editor of Transactions Mr Chris Tabraham
Website Advisor Mr Simon Boak
Election of Members of Council.
The following members were re elected
The Duke of Hamilton, Mr D Affleck, Mrs J Bell, Ms A Cosgrove, Mr W. Dodd, Mrs J Dodd, Mrs B Elwood, Miss V Fletcher, Mr I Hardie, Mr J Hunt and Mrs S Jamieson.
It was noted that subscriptions are now due and should be sent to the Hon. Treasurer.
Hon. Secretary Graeme H Bettison
18, The Promenade ,
Gifford, EH41 4QH
Tel. 01875 818710
President Stephen A. Bunyan, MBE
“Inchgarth”, East Links
Dunbar, EH42 1LT
Tel. 01620 810373
Hon.Treasurer: John Lamb
Squirrel Cottage, Main Street
Tel. 01368 863335