Borders Organic Gardeners Annual General Meeting 2014

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10.00am Sunday November 2nd 2014
The Church Hall, Main Street, St Boswells (Directions below ) will be the venue for our Annual General Meeting on Sunday November 2nd starting at 10.00 am.

You are also welcome to join us just for lunch (as long as you bring a contribution!) and/or the afternoon session, when we will be discussing the programme for potato day and next summer.

Everyone (both members and non-members) is welcome to come to what is a convivial and relaxed meeting with a chance to discuss this excellent summer’s growing season and enjoy many of its products, even by November!

The ‘committee’ (never really called that) is an informal bunch of folk who love promoting, learning and sharing expertise about organic gardening.

Organisationally, we have three fully open business meetings a year, spread around the area, with other business dealt with as it crops up. Business meetings are combined with a garden visit and shared lunch to make them very enjoyable events and not just a bit of work.


After two years as secretary Sarah will be stepping down and we have offers to take over managing the minutes of business meetings. The main remaining tasks are dealing with correspondence including via the website; insurance and occasional H&S matters; possibly co-signatory on the bank account; and keeping a rough check on the few BOG assets. One other discreet job is that of Company Secretary – dealing with the annual returns to Companies House and the Charity Regulator (OSCR).

We also still need a vice-chair and importantly, some imaginative person(s) to take on the intermittent extra publicity BOG needs.

As a charity and company, BOG also has directors/trustees, two of who will be stepping down at the AGM. The tasks are not at all onerous but they are responsible for the good governance of BOG.

Please feel free to offer any help in continuing to make BOG a thriving organic gardening club. Food is always high on the political agenda and whilst we may not match the farming acreage in the Borders, in terms of variety of produce, excellent quality and sometimes quantity (runner beans anyone?) as well as support for biodiversity, I have no doubt we exceed the farm output (excluding organic of course).

Note: The 2013 AGM minutes will be available via e-news in October and also posted on the Archive in the members page of the website.

10.00am – 12.30 am

1. Apologies
2. Minutes of 2013 AGM and matters arising
3. Chairs report
4. Treasurers Report and presentation of accounts
5. Reports from events organisers
6. Appointment of office holders
7. Appointment of Company Secretary
8. Any Other Business

AGM closed and followed by lunch then an afternoon meeting from about 1.30 or 2.00pm until 4.00pm on plans and ideas for the forthcoming year. Do please bring forward your thoughts and suggestions.

Directions to St Boswells Village Hall

The church hall is in Main Street, on the same side as the post office,
and opposite the church. (Post code TD6 0AT)

From the west, turn off the A68 opposite the Buccleuch Arms,
signposted to St Boswells. Drive along the tree lined road into the
village. The church hall is on the left at The Wynd, past the shops.

From Kelso take the A699 over the Tweed bridge. Turn right after the
bridge. Follow the A699 signposted to St Boswells to junction with A68
(approx 10 miles). Turn right, then right again at the Buccleuch Arms
and as above.

Car parking is roadside


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