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2023 Autumn Festival and AGM
Saturday 11th November 2023 at 10am (GMT)
Burnside Hall (Old Scone Church Hall), Burnside, Scone, PH2 6LP

This year's meeting includes two interesting talks and an opportunity to catch up and socialise over lunch. Please check this page for further details closer to the time and check for any late changes.

This event will be broadcast on Zoom.  As attendance is limited to SRGC members, the Zoom link will be made available shortly before the meeting on your own My Members Page once you have logged into this website.

Location: Burnside Hall (Old Scone Church Hall), Burnside, Scone, PH2 6LP.

Directions: take the A94 Perth/Coupar Angus road from Perth. The hall is near the David Douglas Memorial, which is well signposted. As you approach Scone take the first left turn into Cross Street, and then an immediate sharp left into Burnside, which takes you to the hall. There is ample parking. The number 7 bus runs from Perth to Scone.

Schedule for the Day
When you arrive – tea, coffee, and cakes.
11.00 Talk: "Scotland's Garden Scheme" with Liz Stewart, CEO Scotland Garden Scheme.
12.00 Lunch – tea, coffee, and a glass of wine will be provided; bring your own lunch (apart from the cake).
13.00 Our Annual General Meeting. Reports of activities, presentation of awards, election of Council members.
14.00 The Clark Memorial Lecture: "Growing Pains" with Elspeth Mackintosh.  
15.00 More food, tea and coffee, and time to socialise before departing for home.

Questions to the Secretary; Hannah Wilson, or phone: 07545 871304.

Relevant documents are available as follows:
Minutes of the previous 2022 AGM - available in your January 2023 Yearbook
Summary Accounts - will be available here shortly before the meeting.
Council Nominations - more are required, so not listed.  Please volunteer!

Paper copies of the above can be obtained on request from the Secretary by any member without internet access.

Voting only takes place at the AGM. Any competent business, or questions on the accounts can be notified to the Secretary by 12 noon GMT on the day before the meeting, for answer at the AGM by the appropriate official.

AGM Agenda
1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the AGM held online on Saturday 12th November 2022. (available in your 2023 Yearbook)
3. Matters arising.
4. President’s review.
5. Presentation of honours and awards.
6. Proposed change to the Club constitution.
7. Accounts: presentation and adoption of the accounts for the year ending 30th June 2023; appointment of Independent Examiner of Accounts.
8. Elections and appointments: office-bearers; ordinary members to serve on council; approval of other office bearers; approval of members of the Joint Rock Garden Plant Committee
9. Date and place of the Annual General Meeting in 2024
10. Any other competent business

Other attractions:
• the second photographic/art competition of the year
• a non-competitive display of plants
• a members' 50/50 plant sale

Nominations are invited for membership of the council of the SRGC.
• Nominations must be in writing from the proposer ─ on paper or by email.
• Each nomination must state the names of one or more seconders.
• Each nomination must state that the candidate has agreed to stand for election.

The Secretary, Treasurer, Subscription Secretary, Web Manager, Publicity Manager and Editor retire annually, but are eligible for re-election. Nominations are required as described above. Ordinary members of council serve for three years; four are elected each year.

Contact the Secretary (details are near the top of this page).
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