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August 16 @ 4:51 pm
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The Basketmaker’s Association Autumn Day
The Basketmaker’s Association Autumn Day and 45th General Annual Meeting
10:30 Arrival, welcome and coffee
11:00 Talk – Clare Revera
12:00 Introduce guests
2:00 Talk – Tim Johnson
3:00 Awarding of the Challenge Cup and Barbara Maynard Cup
3:10 Tea and cake
Clare Revera will talk about her studies into the Gower Cockle Picking Basket and Tim Johnson will talk about his studies into continuous plaiting in British basketmaking. Both speakers have benefitted from bursaries awarded by the BA and they will touch upon how a study can be planned, executed and supported by a bursary. Competition: Knotting, Netting and Braiding This year’s theme aims to tie in with Tim Johnson’s talk. Feel free to let your imagination wander. There are no parameters and the more entries, the merrier. The competition will be judged at lunchtime and the winner will receive the BA Challenge Cup for a year. Books and tools will be on sale.
1. To approve the minutes of the 44th Annual General Meeting held on 20 October, 2018
2. To elect an examiner for the accounts
3. To elect the committee members for the following year
4. BA President – the committee has elected our acting president Rae Gillott as president. The nature of this role and other committee roles are due to be reviewed by the BA in 2020
5. Any Other Business
The Chair’s, Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports will be available on the BA website from 1 October, and copies will also be available on the day.
Any member wishing to raise a particular point under Any Other Business should notify Katharine Woodward by 1 October so that sufficient discussion time can be allocated.
Please contact Katharine Woodward, email@example.com, should you wish to have a copy of the minutes of last year’s AGM. Apologies for absence should also be sent to Katharine Woodward.
MEMBERS WILLING TO CONTINUE SERVING IN 2019/20:
Erica Adams, Selena Chandler, Geri Clarke, Alison Dickens, Melanie Hart, Sue Papworth, Geraldine Poore, Clare Revera, Katharine Woodward. Sue Papworth, proposed by Geraldine Poore and seconded by Melanie Hart, was co-opted on to the committee in July. Sue has been making baskets for about 9 years, working with makers including Nadine Anderson and Sue Kirk, and enjoys experimenting with different basket types and materials. Owing to other commitments Ruth Glasheen, Justine Burgess and Nadine Anderson stood down during the year. Sue Andrews has come to the end of her six years on the committee and is standing down at the AGM. We thank them for all the work they have done over the years.
We do need more committee members:
Joining the committee is a great way to learn more about the basketry and chair seating community, and to promote and preserve the craft for the future. Committee meetings take place in London six times a year and travel expenses are paid for by the BA. We are keen to encourage anyone who may be interested, regardless of where you are and are looking into alternative means of communication for meetings, if need be. If you would like to be involved or to find out more about what we get up to, please contact our secretary, Katharine Woodward, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 6 September.