Our 2019 AGM took place in the Substation on Sunday 31st. March.
The AGM was attended by ten Members who approved the Minutes of the 2018 AGM. Apologies for absence had been received from five Members.
The Chairman gave his Report, in which he thanked Members for their support, including at the Open Days and also with site tidying in preparation for these.
The Secretary and Treasurer made their Reports, commenting on an increase in Membership, Open Day visitor numbers remaining high and Donations to the Dragline still being very generous. It is good to see that our Dragline is so well appreciated by the visiting public, from near and far.
Next came Election of Officers. Both the Chairman and the Treasurer wished to retire after many years of dedicated service. Members thanked them for all their hard work, and then elected new holders for these posts.
Members then discussed arrangements for the 2019 Open Days.
The retiring Treasurer had brought with him a collection of photographs left to the Friends by the late Dr Ivor Brown, who had worked tirelessly to bring about the preservation of the Dragline. It was decided that these items would be placed in the care of our Chairman, to be made available for Mining Research.
The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and then closed the AGM.