AGM Minutes and Ballot Results
Friends of the Hawkesbury art community & Regional gallery Inc Annual General Meeting
Rozzoli Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor, NSW
6th August 2009
Meeting Opened 7.50pm Minutes taken by Sheila Sharp
Members Present: Michael Ginnings, Margaret Ginnings, Alan Eagle, Sheila Sharp, Ellen Manning, Colleen Hudson, Jenny Allan, Yvonne West, Deidre Morrison,
Apologies: Brian Jones, Kevin Rozzoli, Graham Edds.
Minutes Previous AGM: read out by Margaret Ginnings
Accepted Moved Margaret Ginnings, 2nd Sheila Sharp Carried
President’s Report: Read by Michael Ginnings
The key FOHacaRG Inc events over the past year were as follows:
Late August 08 we staged a weekend selling exhibition themed “Creatures of the Air, Land & Sea, “a well supported but from a sales point of view a disappointing result”;
End November saw a sell-out Christmas lunch at Kravings of Kurmond;
2nd December, the FOHacaRG Inc, Clint & Edgecombe Collections were finally—after months of activity to meet the Council requirements for cataloguing, significance, provenance, condition & value—accepted into Hawkesbury Regional Gallery on a four year loan;
Late January 2009 a New Year’s drinks party in the garden of ‘Sunnybrae’, the home of Christine & John Paine, in Windsor was well attended;
28th February coach trip to Canberra’s National Gallery for the blockbuster “Degas” exhibition was a sell-out, and hugely appreciated;
A Solar-Print workshop was held March 21 with surprisingly good results;
20th March-14th June, HRG staged “Collections”, an exhibition of some works drawn from each of the City, FOHacaRG, Clint & Edgecombe Collections. The first major showing attracted great interest and will be, it is hoped, the first of many;
21st June: a showing of a number of Kevin Oxley paintings borrowed from several of his Hawkesbury patrons, together with a CD on his life “A Truth in the Mark”;
FOHacaRG’s 20th Anniversary weekend July 17-19 included two highly successful sell-out events, enjoyed by record attendances…. but they will be part of next year’s story!
The ‘Artist’s Trail” still attracts visitors, with steady sales of the brochure. We continue to hold the name registration and have agreed with Council promotional language about the Trail which appears on ours and their websites. However, one trail sign has disappeared through land re-development, and we are still involved with Council regarding cost of replacement and relocation.
Collection restoration is a key responsibility, and in June 2008 the professionally cleaned & conserved antique ‘Miss Grace Quilt’ was returned to our care. The almost $3,000 cost was achieved by generous donations and a series of street stalls (the final goal reached by the 3rd quarter GST refund). The quilt is now on loan to Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.
I would like to thank Yvonne West & Brian Jones (who both indicated they wished to step down from Committee work) for their input & support during the past year. Their invaluable contribution during the year contributed to the year’s positive outcome.
I must record the thanks of the membership to the Officers & Committee without whom we couldn’t have achieved such a varied, interesting and enjoyable art year.
Moved Michael Ginnings, Seconded Alan Eagle Carried
Financial Report for 2008-09: audited by Mr Bob Mannix of Redgate Business, Richmond, Read by Treasurer Michael Ginnings
Moved Michael Ginnings, Seconded Yvonne West Carried
Change to Constitution
Needed to comply with Register of Cultural Organisations requirements
RULE 12 FUNDS:
Point 2 to be redesignated as Point 3:
New Point 2:
(b) All donated moneys and interest accruing on those moneys
will be credited to the public fund, and receipts for donations will be
issued in the name of FOHAC&RG Donations Account.
Moved that the above change be made Ellen Manning, Seconded Deidre Morrison
. Carried Unanimously
Ellen Manning appointed as Returning Officer. All positions declared vacant 8.30pm
Election of Committee:
7 nominations for 7 Committee positions; as there wee no further nominations the above nominees were appointed unopposed
Election of Office Bearers:
President: Michael Ginnings Nominated Jenny Allen, Seconded Alan Eagle
Vice President: No nominations
Treasurer: Michael Ginnings, Nominated Deidre Morrison, Seconded Alan Eagle
Secretary: Margaret Ginnings, Nominated Alan Eagle, Seconded Deidre Morrison
Public Officer: Paul Rasmussen, Nominated Michael Ginnings, Seconded Alan Eagle
(pending Paul’s agreement)
Ellen thanked outgoing committee especially for all behind the scenes work. Much “extra unseen” work connected with transferring the collections. Ellen stood down & handed over to Michael Ginnings.
Appointments to Positions:
Membership Secretary & Newsletter: Margaret Ginnings
Publicity Officer: Deidre Morrison
No Sub-Committees were required to be appointed at this stage.
Auditor: In spite of 10% fee increase Bob Mannix of Redgate Business
Signatories Cheque Account: Michael Ginnings (President), Paul Rasmussen (on agreement), Sheila Sharp (Minute Taker), Alan Eagle (Committee member)
Donations Account: a/c Rex Stubbs & George Rhodes
Solicitor: Kevin Rozzoli
Rule 20.1 allows up to 3 Patrons
Current Patron Clr Dr Rex Stubbs OAM
Proposal by Michael Ginnings to invite Brian Jones to be appointed a Co Patron. 2nd Ellen Manning
Meeting Closed 8.55pm
Telephone: (02) 4577 4440
Fax: (02) 4577 4879
Postal address: PO Box 462, Windsor 2756
Location: Windsor, NSW