Notice of Annual General Meeting 2023
Notice is hereby given that the 2023 Devon Birds Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th April 2023 at the Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UX.
An Agenda for the meeting will be published nearer the time.
There are currently vacancies on Devon Birds Council for 2 Ordinary Members, also the following positions will retire by rotation as required by the Constitution. Chairman (1 nomination received), Vice Chairman, Treasurer (available for re-election), Recorder (available for re-election), Communications Officer (available for re-election), Publications Officer (available for re-election). Nominations for any of these positions, Trustee Members or Branch Representatives of the Council may be made by the Council or by any three members by notice in writing to the Secretary at least 6 weeks before the Annual General Meeting in order that members can be advised within the required timescales.
Volunteers to assist the Society at the Reserves, at the Branches or in other areas are also very welcome. A volunteer to assist with administration of the new Website would also be welcome.
A vacancy also currently exists on the Devon Birds Records Committee.
More information is available by contacting the Secretary, Mike Daniels (email@example.com) and by referring to the Devon Birds CIO Constitution, Sections 12 (Charity Trustees) and 13 (Appointment of Charity Trustees) on the Website (www.devonbirds.org).
The meeting will be followed by a talk by John Walters, wildlife artist and author, ecologist and speaker, titled ’30 years Wildlife Watching in Devon’.
RHS Rosemoor Bird Survey
The late winter survey of Rosemoor Garden will take place on Wednesday 8th February 2023. Ray Turner and I will meet you there. The plan is to meet in the car park near the main entrance at 8.45 a.m. We will then go into one of the meeting rooms to organise the day’s survey teams and try to start by 9.30 a.m. If we have more surveyors than last time, we can further divide some survey areas in the gardens and the woods so that a little more time can be spent surveying them. The plan (if we have sufficient numbers) will be to finish by mid-morning. A time will be agreed on the day.
Contact Kevin Wigley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradiford Tree planting
We will be planting trees on the Bradiford Reserve on Tuesday 2 February from 9am. Please meet at the reserve gate on the Pottington Industrial Estate. Bring old clothes, wellies, spades, hot drink and lunch.
Contact Reserve Manager Tim Smith – email@example.com
Curlew, Bewick’s Swan and Spoon-billed Sandpiper- The work of the WWT- Jackie Harris – 20th February 7.30pm The Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot TQ12 2QA
Jackie Harris has worked at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust for 7 years and has taken a passionate interest in the Trusts’ work to save both wetland species and the habitats that they depend on for their survival. She now volunteers to give talks about the Trust’s work – including on Bewick’s swans, Madagascar Pochard, Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Curlew. These very varied species give an insight into the Trusts’ work at home and around the world.
Members £3 Non-Members £4 Entry fee includes refreshments
Mid Devon Branch AGM
The Mid Devon Branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 17th November 2021 at 7pm at The Boniface Centre, Church Lane Crediton. The Boniface Centre is 50 yards east and adjacent to Crediton’s parish church. Post Code EX17 2AH. Parking is available behind the church.
Annual General Meeting
The 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 27th March 2019 at the Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UX at 7pm. The meeting will be followed by a talk by Nick Baker titled: “A screaming success – Churches as bird boxes, or how to make a church goer out of a non-believer”