(Above) Dorset Wildlife Trust HQ, Brooklands Farm © Tony Bates MBE.
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s 54th Annual General Meeting will be held at our HQ, Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester (DT2 7AA) on Friday 27th November 2015 at 7pm.
The meeting will provide refreshments and two presentations, including a talk by Professor Nigel Webb (DWT’s Chairman) about ‘Conserving change’, and an audio-visual photographic presentation by Tony Bates, MBE (DWT’s Hon. Secretary), called ‘Dorset’s amazing places’.
The agenda will also include:
- Apologies for absence and welcome.
- To approve the minutes of the 53rd AGM held on 29th August 2014.
- Chairman’s review of the past year.
- Chief Executive’s remarks.
- Treasurer’s Report – to receive and adopt the Trustees’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2015.
- To confirm the re-appointment of Nexia Smith & Williamson as Auditors.
- To elect members of Council
- Any Other Business
Would you like to become a Trustee?
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee please call Tony Bates MBE, Hon Secretary on 01305 264620, who will provide nomination papers on request. Completed nomination papers must be returned by the 13th November 2015.
Any item for any other business must be sent to the Tony Bates MBE, Hon. Secretary, in writing by 13th November 2015.
The DWT Annual Review 2014/15 and the Trustees Report and Financial statements have been published on DWT’s website and are available as a download here. Paper copies are also be available on application to our Head Office at Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester DT2 7AA.
We hope to see you there!
Election of Members of Council
Under the terms of the Articles of Resolution the following trustees are due for retirement. All three are standing for re-election.
Kelvyn Derrick, OBE
Kelvyn has extensive international business experience and until 2007 was the Chief Executive of the Poole based company Hamworthy plc.
He has held many Non-Executive Director roles with organisations such as the SW Regional Development Agency, the Society of Maritime Industries, Regen SW and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Deeply concerned with environmental challenges, Kelvyn has served as a trustee of Dorset Wildlife Trust since 2011, and chaired its Commercial Board. He is also a trustee of Forum for the Future, a charity working globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges.
Kelvyn was awarded the OBE for services to engineering and international trade in the 2009 New Year’s Honours List.
John first developed a passion for conservation and wildlife during 20 years in the Army, serving with the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. Then on attending the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester, John learnt about bio-diversity and habitat management, while training in agriculture and estate management.
John went on to be a land agent, then farmer and businessman and is now retired. John has been a member of DWT since 1983 and a trustee for 18 years. He chairs the DWT Marketing Panel and is also Chairman of Council for the Dogs Trust.
Jim White, MBE
Jim is a keen naturalist and has been a DWT member since moving to Dorset in 1979. He has always been passionate about nature and spent his entire professional career working in nature conservation, ending with 13 years as the Dorset team manager for English Nature (now Natural England).
Jim retired in 2006 and has since served on DWT’s Council. He currently chairs DWT’s Conservation and SNCI Panels, and is also chair of the Dorset AONB Partnership Board. He was awarded an MBE in 2008 for his services to nature conservation in Dorset.