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World Owl Trust
Twenty Fourth Annual General Meeting
To be held at 1pm on Sunday 29th September 2013

Stirk House Hotel
Lancashire BB7 4LJ

Welcome by Honorary President Tony Warburton, M.B.E.


  1. Apologies
  2. Approval of the minutes of the 23rd AGM held on 30th September 2012
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Financial Report and Adoption of Accounts for year ending 31st March 2013
  6. Appointment of auditors – Saint and Co.
  7. UK Conservation
  8. Overseas Conservation
  9. Collection Manager’s Report
  10. Election of Council Members. Council Nominates: Claire Galvin, Les Robertson. Paul Teft to be nominated as Company Secretary
  11. Any other business. The Trust must receive notice of business to be raised on this item by 8th September 2013
Approx. TimeProgramme of Events open to all during the day
2:15pmWildlife Walk in the Grounds led by Hon. President Tony Warburton, MBE. and Conservation Officer Millie Clarke (Easy walking; suitable for all ages.) Everybody welcome, young and old, experts and learners alike! An all-terrain mobility scooter, the Tramper, provided by the Bowland Experience, will be available throughout the afternoon and can be used on the nature walk if required.
3:00pmHave your photo taken with an Owl. Close encounters with some of the Trust’s live Owls. Your chance to talk to the Trust staff and ask questions.
During the afternoon Renowned local artist Michael Demain will be displaying examples of his paintings.
Local craftsman James Shelliker will have a display of carved wooden owls.
Karla Gudgeon will be showcasing her work. Karla will be displaying many craft items that she has kindly produced in aid of the World Owl Trust.
Free refreshments will be available from 4:00pm
The WOT team will be holding a raffle at 4:30pm and a tombola prize draw throughout the afternoon.
Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will be promoting current projects and activities in the area.

Stirk House Hotel
Tel: 01200 445581
Fax: 01200 445744

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Directions to Stirk House: From M6. Turn off at J31 and head east on A59 towards Clitheroe (Skipton & Harrogate). After 15 miles ignore signs for Clitheroe and continue on A59 for 3 - 4 more miles. After a rise of a hill you will see a small grey farm on your left and half a mile further on look out for a large sign for the hotel also on your left.
Turn in and follow the long drive to the hotel.
From Kirkby Lonsdale or Skipton head for Gisburn. Stirk House is on your right, just over 1 mile past the village.

Special offers: WOT members can stay overnight for Bed & Breakfast for just £28 per person.

A copy of the minutes of the last AGM and the statutory accounts are available on request and will be available on the day.

A special note to our valued members
Due to the continuing recession the Trust has had to work hard to devise ways of reducing its outgoings. Sadly, this has meant that we have had to forgo our usual Gala Dinner this year. We are aware that this decision has disappointed many of our regular attendees but we are delighted to report that some of our members have already decided to stay overnight; so if you too are thinking of staying on the Sunday - or live locally – why not join us in the restaurant at 7.30 pm for an informal dinner and convivial evening. A perfect chance to enjoy the superb Stirk House menu, meet WOT Trustees and make friends with fellow members. We might even have a drink or two, and you will be able to ask the questions you couldn’t ask at the AGM! And don’t forget the best breakfast in Britain will await you next morning! If you fancy this option, please ring Jen Redhead at the WOT office on 01229 717393. The more the merrier, but don’t forget that you will need your membership number to get the WOT special rate!

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