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The AGM details are shown below.  If you are not a paid up member of the society you are welcome to the afternoon's entertainment, however you will not be allowed to attend the morning session unless you join on the day. 

David Brown has asked that if you are attending the AGM and have some old dahlia catalogues that you do not require, he would like to have them and put them in the NDS archive.

Catering: Sunday Lunch at AGM - two-course hot and cold buffet, £10.00 per head.

The Society Dinner will be held at Kenilworth Golf club on Saturday 10th March - 7pm for 7.30pm.  Three course carvery for £20.00 per head.
Please order either, or both, in advance from the General Secretary, June Nash  by 3rd March, payment can be made on the day in cash please.

The Northern Committee AGM details are also shown below.  As usual accommodation is available at the Crooklands Hotel, please book directly.

The Northern Annual dinner is on the Saturday evening at the hotel, the cost is £22.50 per head.  Meals must be pre-booked - click here to see menu, and paid for, through John Oxley,  32, Nessfield Drive, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 6NP;
 tel 01535 664586, e-mail: John Oxley by Saturday 17th March. Please make cheques payable to 'Crooklands Hotel'. The meal will only go ahead if sufficient members wish to arrend.  Rooms must be booked directly with Crooklands Hotel: Tel: 01539 567432.

AGM DETAILS for 2018
Dear Member,
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at:
Kenilworth School, 25 Leyes Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2DA (click post code to see map)
on Sunday 11th March 2018 commencing at 10am.
Yours faithfully,
J Nash, General Secretary
Apologies for Absence
Society Proxy Votes
Item 1 General Secretary to read notice convening the meeting
Item 2 Minutes of the last meeting
Item 3 Matters arising
Item 4 Executive Council Report for 2017
Item 5 Balance Sheet & Financial Statement
Item 6 Motions received
Item 7 Awards of Honour
Item 8 Election of President
Item 9 Election of Chairman of Executive Council
Item 10 Election of Vice Chairman of Executive Council
Item 11 Election of Honorary Treasurer 
Item 12 Election of Auditor
Item 13 Election of Co-opted members to the Executive Council
Item 14 Election of retiring Council members (see Rule 5)
Item 15 Any other business
Members due for to retire at AGM, but eligible for re-election are: 
R Bailey, M Cunningham, Ron Thomas

AGENDA for Conference Day
  9:00   Registration  (tea/coffee & bacon Baps available)
10:00   Annual General Meeting 
11:30   Chairman's Forum - your chance to ask questions and air your views
12:30   Lunch
14:00   Andrew Robinson, 'Growing dahlias in tunnels'
14:45   Dave Spencer, 'New Varieties'
15:30  Dave Gillam, 'Judging Update & Issues'
16:00   Tea and Raffle
16:30  Conference closes 
The Northern Committee will also hold an AGM followed by a conference on 24th March
Dear Member, 
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Northern Committee members of this society will take place at:
The Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands, near Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NW (click post code to see map)
commencing at 11:00am on Saturday 24th March 2018
Yours faithfully, 
Mike Cunningham, Secretary 
Item 1 To read notice convening the meeting
Item 2 Apologies
Item 3 Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
Item 4 Matters arising from the minutes
Item 5 Correspondence
Item 6 Secretary's report
Item 7 Election of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary
Item 8 Election of members of the Northern Committee
Item 9 Report by Executive Council Representative
Item 10 Any other business
Northern Committee members retirign but eligble for re-election (via Rule 5):
L Ledger,  PG Orley, J Oxley,  J Peet,  DL Sutcliffe, I Sutherland
Northern Conference & Evening Meal
1 pm      Chairman's Forum
2 pm     New Varieties
3 pm      Refreshment and Raffle
4 pm      Dahlia Talk -David Moloney 'Dahlias in Ireland'
5 pm      Conference closes
6 pm for 6.30pm  Dinner.
All times are subject to change
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