AGM Minutes South West Community Woodlands Trust Jan 10th 2016 12am held at Taliesin (breezy dry and tiny hint of sun)
Apologies: Jess Shackleton and John Wheeler, Alyne Jones, Liz Stansbridge, Trevor Leat Present: Trustees – Peter Darwell, John Allison, Ed Iglehart, Jem Cox, Jenny Stephenson, Charles Bett, Ben Glanville Members – Karen Slatterly, Maia and Yazmin, Aaron Gauld, Gavin Phillips, Peter Buxton, Mary and George Pattison, Marcus Henry, Anna, Noa and baby Godfrey, Mel Henry and Angus, Jack Pallinder, Tom Glanville, Solly Stephenson, Josephine Pallinder, Phil Daube, Jo Mercer, Phil Mathieson, Sean Clayton, Andy and Kate Adamson, Sara Lochead, Richard and Jane Middleton, Mel Winter, Hazel and Tom Lyth, Mas Smyth, Richard Cunningham, Jools Cox 1 Minutes of previous AGM , an 2015 read and approved - Minutes were circulated to all trustees and members at the AGM no corrections noted 2 Annual Report and Orchard Project Report was read and approved 3 Treasurers Report Charles reported that we have £6,601 in the Taliesin account including a donation of £1,000 from a sponsored cycle by Adam, Will and David. Letter of thanks to go to them. Approx £500 is owed for the pond dredging. Orchard Project has £2,308.38 4 Election of Trustees: The present trustees - David Jones, Alyne Jones, Ben Glanville, Jem Cox (Chair) Trevor Leat, Charles Bett (Treasurer) Jenny Stephenson, Ed Iglehart, Peter Darwell, John Allison and John Crosby are willing to stand for another year. All agreed. Two trustees are standing down, Phoebe Marshall who is a very active member and Forest School teacher, and frequent course leader and Richard Cunningham who has also been an active member, Company secretary and enthusiastic forager of fungi and with Ed has led many a fungi foray, we thank them both for their wonderful service and hope they will continue to be active members. Karen Slattery has been nominated by Jools and seconded by Charles to be a trustee, she has been a member for many years and together with Aaron, Jenny, Phoebe etc runs the Kids camp. Vote taken and all agreed. Liz Stansbridge, a new member has expressed an interest in being a trustee next year Liz will attend trustee meetings in the meantime to see how it all works The 20 years of Taliesin September Festival was discussed, the vision, the practicalities and the offers of help. We are all going to pull together to have a celebration for past present and future members of South West Community Woodlands Trust. Food and conversation was shared and we walked to Godfrey’s Cairn to pay our respects. AOB Pictures here:https://picasaweb.google.com/108337384634565070180/AGM10January2016?authkey=Gv1sRgCOPwr5jY9_ywUg
"Save the date Oct 16th 17th 18th 2015 Hazel and Willow Chair making with Trevor Leat this will be a popular 3 day course please book early to avoid disappointment Course cost £50 for three days includes all materials lunches and refreshments free camping and fun!! SEE Courses page: http://www.swcwt.org/courses--workparties.html Felt making and needle felting with Elaine Wannop available Sat and Sunday £10 per day and needle felting with children"
And there will be more fun and frolics, including coracle rides (?)
Dates for your diary AGM 12th Jan 12 midday food to share and tree planting at knotweed corner.
Coppicing Feb. 8th and 9th (Contact ed [email@example.com])
Grafting Course 22nd March Corsock Village Hall £15 to include rootstock, bring cuttings of your favourite apple trees and take home two potential fruit trees. Booking essential max 15 people so book firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter event April 18th 19th 20th suggestions Stone Carving, sun photos (Zvonko), Phoebe offered a half day doing kids activities and Jenny offered to do kids stuff perhaps shelter building
The Equinox (and Easter) have come and gone, and the Eggstravaganza was a wonderful time for all concerned Pictures here and (more coming soon) Here Video of The Story of Taliesin (UNCUT): Here and A selection of Taliesin videos, including the most recent, is at: https://www.youtube.com/user/tipiglen/videos (more coming soon)
OCTOBER we are doing Drystane Dyking, crochet toolmaking, and much much more
Various camps, BBQs, and other activities continue through the Spring and Summer. Information about participation from the Source
_At Taliesin on a frosty Sunday January 15th, We had our 2012 AGM today around a campfire with loads of shared food, good company and adjourned to the knotweed area where we planted a bunch of young beeches we uprooted from where they were threatening to encroach and colonise our young oakwood bank. The beech needs to be controlled, and it seemed a good idea to see if it can control the knotweed. Some of the ones we transplanted are eight feet tall, and it'll be interesting to see how much umbrage they take from being so abused.
Using the waste product of one management project to manage another appeals to me. We also stuck in loads of willow cuttings in the wetter part of the knotweed patch.
A good afternoon's planting with cost-free planting stock.
Pictures at Picasaweb: https://picasaweb.google.com/115681751243956396306/TaliesinAGM2012
This Christmas why not give a gift voucher for a course at Taliesin this Easter 22nd 23rd 24th April on offer: Wood Carving with Richard Jones, letter carving or designs of your choice 1 day £45 3days £120 ANDwe will also be working together to make a carved arch for the entrance to Taliesin OR Basket making with Trevor Leat 3 day course £120 email email@example.com for details