Volume 104 1995 > Volume 104, No. 3 > Minutes of the 104th annual general meeting, p 347-348
MINUTES OF THE 104TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE POLYNESIAN SOCIETY (INC.) HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
JAMES HENARE RESEARCH CENTRE, 17 WYNYARD STREET, AT 7.30 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, 19TH JULY 1995
The Meeting opened at 7.30p.m. with Assoc. Prof. Ray Harlow in the chair (at the request of the President) and 21 members in attendance.
Apologies: Prof. B. Biggs, Assoc. Profs. D. Urlich-Cloher, D. Sutton, M. Meleiseā, Drs I. Campbell, M. Mutu, Mesdames R. Rawiri, V. Green, Mr J. Moorfield. Mosko/Chowning “That the apologies be sustained”. Carried
Confirmation of Minutes of 1994 AGM
Simmons/Chowning: “That the Minutes of the 1994 Annual General Meeting, having been circulated, be accepted as a true and accurate record of the meeting (after correction of some typos).” Carried.
Presentation and Adoption of Council's Report
The Annual Report was presented and the Chair moved: “That the Annual Report of Council be adopted.” Carried.
Presentation and Adoption of Annual Accounts
On behalf of the Treasurer, the Secretary explained that the audited Annual Accounts had not yet been received from the Auditor.
Benton/Green: “That a Special General Meeting be held at the time of the 15th November Council Meeting to accept the accounts if necessary.” Carried.
Presentation and Adoption of Editor's Report
The Editor spoke to his Report, explaining the late appearance of the March and June 1995 issues, and noting the resignation of Mr Lionel Crothers, who, in the role of Editorial Assistant, has proofread the Journal for 25 years.
Harlow/Chowning: “That Mr Crothers be made a Life Member of the Society.” Carried.
Harlow/Benton: “That the Editor's Report be accepted.” Carried.
Election of Officers
Having been duly nominated and seconded, the following were elected to hold office until the 1996 AGM:- 348
Election of Council Members
The following, whose nominations were duly moved and seconded, were elected as Members of the Council for two years: Drs Richard Benton, Margaret Mutu, Ann Parsonson, and Mr Dave Simmons.
Election of Auditors
Huntsman/Kāwharu: “That Messrs Carley and Co. be elected auditors.” Carried.
Green/Benton: “That the Honoraria be the same as last year and that they be paid.” Carried.
Professor Green asked how many copies of Man and a Half were still held by the Society, and the reply was 72.
There being no further General Business, the meeting was adjourned at 8.03p.m., and at 8.15, in recognition of the Year of the Maori Language, Dr Richard Benton presented a paper to members and others entitled: “Who owns the Maori language?” Thereafter, Professor Sir Hugh thanked him on behalf of the Society and audience, and refreshments were served.