|Annual General Meeting of the Genealogical Society of South Africa
Port Elizabeth Women’s Club, Summer Strand, 25th February 2006
West Gauteng Branch
Report to the National Annual General Meeting – 25 February 2006
For the year January to December 2005
At the Annual General Meeting held on 19 March 2005, the following branch committee was elected:
Chairman and publicity Richard Y Ford
Vice chairman and membership Lucas Rinken
Treasurer Dennis Pretorius
Training Isebelle Krauss
Presentation coordinator Frans Viljoen
Librarian Louise Dick
Secretaries Events Barbara Bouwer
Recording Margaret Humphries
Our numbers increased by 7 during the year – a gain of 25% – from 28 to 35 members.
Early in the year we were approached by the chairman and treasurer of Johannesburg branch and asked to consider an amalgamation of the West Gauteng and Johannesburg branches. Approval was obtained at our annual general meeting. But, at a special general meeting of Johannesburg branch held on 25 June 2005, the branch elected a new management committee and stopped the merger.
The branch organised the following meetings for this year:
In the attendance column, “m” means paid-up members (including members from other branches) and “v”, visitors. Therefore, attendance averaged 23 members and visitors at each of the eleven meetings.
Branch committee meetings were held every two months.
RICHARD Y FORD
31 January 2006