Wednesday 10 November 2010

Nethybridge Church Hall

AGM 7.00 - 7.45pm

Talk:   ‘Discovering Grassland Fungi – Strathspey’s Forgotten Kingdom’ 8.00pm

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I am writing to invite you to attend the AGM on Wednesday 10 November at 7.00pm in the Church Hall on Dell Road, Nethybridge. After  the AGM we have an illustrated public talk on ‘Discovering Grassland Fungi – Strathspey’s Forgotten Kingdom’ starting at 8.00pm.  The talk will be given by fungi specialist and enthusiast on this ecologically vital group Liz Holden. Recently Liz has undertaken a project on the fungi of unimproved grasslands in our district which, as reported in the Strathy  of 20th October, has been welcomed by BSCG as a fitting piece of work for International Year of Biodiversity. As some members will know, Liz wrote the chapter on Fungi in the book The Nature of the Cairngorms. She has led workshops locally as well as a foray of the Grampian Fungus Group in Strathspey in 2009. Liz has coined many of the common names for our fungi. We hope members will be able to stay on after the AGM for her talk and will pass on word about it to any friends who may be interested. 

The existing committee automatically stand down at the AGM, and can then be re elected. All the present office bearers are willing to stand again, but we are looking for additional members. So if you would be willing to help on the committee in any way please let me know. New nominations are welcome for all posts and a nomination slip is enclosed. 

The present office bearers are:

Convener: Gus Jones
Vice Convener: Roy Turnbull
Secretary / Treasurer: Tessa Jones