Event date | Nov 25, 2019
The Society’s AGM for 2019 was held on Monday 25th November 2019 at 6.30pm in the Great Hall at Chelsea Old Town Hall
Members heard a short address by the Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea, Cllr. Will Pascall, and then a speech by the President, John Simpson CBE, about his career with the BBC. He gave an eye- witness account of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
The minutes of the last Annual General Meeting of the Society held on Monday, 26th November 2018 were approved. These had been published in the Annual Report for the year 2018.
Jane Dorrell, Terence Bendixson, and Alan Kelly had retired from the Council and were not standing for re-election. Gillespie Robertson proposed a vote of thanks to them for their service to the Society, which was passed by acclamation.
David Waddell and Julian Turner were elected to serve as members of Council
The Accounts for the financial year ended 30 June 2019 were presented by the Treasurer and were received. A member asked why the Society had debtors. The Treasurer explained that this was money owed by HMRC for Gift Aid and by advertisers for advertising in the Annual Report. He also explained that the cost of the Annual Report this year was greater than normal because the Society had paid for the indexing of the Annual Reports to be brought up to date.
The Chairman gave his Report for the year ending 25th November 2019
Under Any other Business a member asked whether the Royal Brompton Hospital intended to move out of Chelsea. The Planning Committee Chairman responded that so far as we knew no decision had been taken about this, but the Society felt strongly that the Royal Brompton, and The Royal Marsden Hospital were centres of medical excellence and should should remain in Chelsea. The Society had engaged with the Royal Brompton to help to improve the design of the new Imaging Centre on Dovehouse Street.
After the meeting, wine and soft drinks were served.