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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:

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  • President: Professor Sir Hugh Kāwharu
  • Honorary Secretary: Associate Professor Judith Huntsman
  • Honorary Treasurer: Mrs Rangimarie Rawiri
  • Honorary Editor: Associate Professor Ray Harlow
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.

Honoraria

Green/Benton: “That the Honoraria be the same as last year and that they be paid.” Carried.

General Business

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.