21 April 2016 – 18.30
Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield
Attendees totalled 52 (comprising 40 members, 2 guests, 9 committee members and the speaker). The chair gave a warm welcome to all and fully summarised the past year of group activities, events, negotiations and discussions with the Council, etc.
The treasurer reported that:
(a) we received a grant from the University of Sheffield to buy equipment for use at our events;
(b) at the 2015 AGM members approved changes to our constitution (the first step in our plan to apply for Registered Charity status);
(c) as we have now achieved an annual income of over £5000 (the second step in the process), we will be applying for Registered Charity status in 2016.
The Secretary conducted the vote with members re-electing the existing committee of 13 with one change: Marie Gilman retired as secretary, handing over to Holly Smith but remaining on the committee with a commitment to increasing membership and awareness via public shows/events/etc.
The current officers are now:
Chair: Martin Gorman
Secretary: Holly Smith
Treasurer: Glynis Jones
Membership: John Baker
The remainder of the committee are: John Moreland, Adrian Millward, Anna Badcock, Ron Clayton, Clive Waddington, Marie Gilman, Nick Robinson, Lloyd Powell, Hermann Beck.
Members then enjoyed a fascinating talk by Dr Glyn Davis (who was the last archaeologist to undertake an excavation on the Castle site), and Glyn answered many questions from the “audience”.
The evening ended at 20.15 after the Raffle Draw, with Martin thanking everyone for the good turnout and reminding them to keep checking the website for latest information.
The next FOSC AGM will be held on Thursday 20th April 2017 (to be notified to members nearer the time).