The SSMK AGM was held on Thursday November 12th 2015 at the Parish Centre. Attendance was up considerably from last year and it was an enjoyable and successful evening.
There were several changes to the committee. Bill Free was elected as Chair, Barrie Giles was elected as Treasurer and co-opted member Roger Fisher-Payne was formally elected. Liz Holliday and Andrew Taylor both stood down from the committee and Liz was presented with a small gift for her invaluable contribution over the last decade.
Anthony Oliver’s presentation about the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust was most interesting and informative. The Trust has 25 staff, 300 volunteers and 20,000 members. It was founded in 1964 and is the leading voice for conservation in Hertfordshire, where there are 43 Nature Reserves. Interestingly there are only 170 chalk streams in the world and 4 of these are in Hertfordshire. The River Ver is a prime example.
Following the talk, a donation of £50 was made to the Trust from SSMK funds. This shows how membership income can be used to support local charities. If you would like to find out more about the Trust, do go to their website www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk or visit Grebe House at the entrance to Verulamium Park.
We all enjoyed the refreshments and in particular the apple juice, freshly pressed from apples grown in Bill and Helen Free’s garden.