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Saturday 20th December, 2014

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World Owl Trust
Twenty Fifth Annual General Meeting
To be held at 1pm on Sunday 28th September 2014

Stirk House Hotel
Lancashire BB7 4LJ

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


  1. Apologies
  2. Approval of the minutes of the 24th AGM held on 29th September 2013
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Financial Report and Adoption of Accounts for year ending 31st March 2014
  6. Appointment of auditors – Saint and Co.
  7. UK Conservation
  8. Overseas Conservation
  9. Collection Manager’s Report
  10. Election of Council Members. Trustees Mike Geen and Paul Teft have resigned during the year. Claire Galvin resigned on 10th April 2014.
    Council Nominates: Gerry Callen, Alan Peace. Jen Redhead to be nominated as Secretary.
  11. Any other business. The Trust must receive notice of business to be raised on this item by 7th September 2014
Approx. TimeProgramme of Events open to all during the day
2:15pm Wildlife Walk in the Grounds led by Hon. President Tony Warburton, MBE. and Conservation Officer Hilary Shaw (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.
3:00pm One of Britain’s foremost wildlife artists, Robert Fuller will be giving a talk on how he brings wildlife alive through his work. Robert often appears on television and regularly writes about his work.
During the afternoon Have 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.
Renowned local artist Michael Demain will be displaying examples of his paintings.
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.

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.

AGM Agenda, Attendance Form, Pen Portraits of Council Members and Nominees can be downloaded here (PDF format document).

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

We invite members to join us for an informal dinner in the evening, as last year’s event went so well, we have decided to do the same thing again! This gives you a perfect chance to enjoy the wonderful Stirk House menu and bar, meet the Trustees, make friends with other Trust members and ask questions. If you can join us, please do, you will be given a warm welcome. Just ring the Trust office on 01229 717393 so we have some idea of numbers – and if you are planning to stay the night have your Trust Membership number handy to get the special WOT room rate. See you soon we hope.

World Owl Trust
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Muncaster Castle
Cumbria. CA18 1RQ
United Kingdom

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