Report of the Inaugural Meeting of the suggested Essex Dahlia Society held at the ‘Rose and Crown’ Chelmsford on Wednesday 24 April 1968.
No. in attendance : Nineteen
Elected to Office:
Chairman: L.P. Cleaver
Secretary: P.W. Liggins
Steering Committee: Messrs. Holland, Sharp, Green, Chester, Pavitt, Wright, Foster and Bowley.
Annual subscription to be 10/6d
Affiliated Societies 21/0d
The Chairman to advise ‘Garden News’ as to the outcome of this meeting.
Suggested that the Society be publicised by means of posters to be distributed to various Societies throughout the County.
Objects of the Society
- To liaise with Societies within the County on matters relating to dahlias.
- To give advice on schedule compilation and vet same if required.
- Provide speakers for smaller Societies.
- Provide a panel of judges for smaller Societies.
- Possibility of publications i.e. Newsletters and Bulletins.
To meet prior to Monday 15th July 1968, to discuss and form Constitution and Rules in comparison with the National Dahlia Society and other specialist Societies.
The Secretary to endeavour to endeavour to obtain information from other Societies re the above.
Mr. Chester to endeavour to book the room for this meeting.
It was agreed that to enable as many specialist Societies as possible to have representation on this committee, that the election of such committee would take place at a General Meeting to be held on or before 15th July 1968. The position of Treasurer is also to be filled at this meeting.
Sgd. P.W. Liggins