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Annual General Meeting - Monday, 19 March, 2018

The 2018 AGM was held at the Imperial Rooms, Matlock. Despite the inclement weather there was a very good turnout.

Tea and refreshments were available from 1.30pm and the meeting began at 2.00pm.

The meeting informs the membership of the various activities that have been carried out during the past year, presents management reports and elects our Management Committee.

Dave Puxley was elected as our new Chair and Roger Keeling was elected as our new Treasurer. Five other people were also elected to the committee:-

Hilary Essen
Liz Walker
Lesley Shawe
Sybil Dunn
Goldine Scott

The speaker this year was James McKay, a local resident, zoologist and former CEO of the UK's National Federation of Zoos. He is known to thousands as "THE ANIMAL MAN", thanks to innumerable appearances on television, including Blue Peter, Calendar, Midlands Today and BBC News etc.

James is also a trainer of animals for TV and films, a qualified lecturer and scientific fellow of the Zoological Society of London. He is a regular contributor to many radio programmes, newspapers and magazines, and is the author of many books on animals and animal-related subjects. He works as a consultant for BBC TV and various veterinary medicine companies and animal feed manufacturers.

His speech was very entertaining and was well received by the membership. He is pictured with Dave Puxley, our new Chair.

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Image courtesy of Penny Ackland

Last updated on 20 March, 2018
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