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Report from 2018 AGM

posted Nov 30, 2018, 1:58 PM by Keith Southgate   [ updated Dec 1, 2018, 7:31 AM ]
Report from Museum Chairman Christine Walton

 Many thanks to those who attended our 48th AGM on 14th November - only another two years and we'll be celebrating our 50th Anniversary !

The newly elected Committee comprises:

  • Christine Walton (Chairman)
  • John Smith (Treasurer)
  • Helen Rogers (Secretary)
  • Amanda Davidge (Curator)
  • Deborah Clough (Window Display Co-ordinator)
  • Peter Best (Publications Co-ordinator)
  • Tremar Menendez (Advisor)
  • Maggie Lancaster (member).

A letter of resignation was received from Caroline Surgey (Steward's Co-ordinator). As no nominations were received in time for the AGM, this role remains vacant. Our very sincere thanks to Caroline for her valued contribution.

Key roles outside the formal committee structure are as follows:
  • Keith Southgate (Webmaster)
  • Celia Robbins (Oral History Project Recorder)
  • Ian Gillett (Publications)
  • Mick Clough (Design/Publicity),
  • Gill Parsons (Family History)

Kitty Chanter-Menendez resigned from her position as Heritage Walks Co-ordinator, a role she has conducted very efficiently and professionally. We welcome Mary Jones as Kitty's successor,supported by the team of excellent Walks Guides: John Pegg, Derrek Hines, Shelley Barratt & Geoff Barratt.

In addition, Paul Sweet (Accounts Auditor), Bryony Robins (Museum Development Officer), Dr Joanna Mattingly (Museum Mentor), Helena Jaeschke (Conservation Development Officer), and Jo Moore (Curator Wheal Martyn Museum), were all thanked for their professional support.


Thanks were also given to:
  • The Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Museums Partnership for their £1100 Cornwall Heritage Awards donation
  • The Duchy Estate for £100 contribution towards the printing costs of Ronnie Puttock's book, 'Walks Around Lostwithiel'
  • Lostwithiel Plant Swap for £50 donation towards new signage outside the Museum
  • Julia Parfitt for maintaining our planter
  • All our window display sponsors - Black Dog Antiques, Trewithen Restaurant, Asquith's Restaurant, Iteracy, Harmony Cottage, Children's Clinic for Cornwall, Mellingey Cottage, Lost in Books, MKM Extrusions
  • To the businesses selling the Walks book and the 2019 Calendars -Lost in Books, Watts Trading, Duchy Nursery shop, Choughs, Uzella Court;
  • Lostwithiel Business Group;
  • Chris Mansfield for improvements to the Museum reception area;
  • Roy at Palace Printers;
  • Debenie Morse, Lostwithiel Newsletter;
  • all contributors to Museum Matters;
  • members of Lostwithiel Museum Association.
  • Not least, my enormous thanks & appreciation go to our Museum Stewards, Trustees and Committee members who contribute so much to making Lostwithiel Museum thrive and flourish

. Finally, we must not forget our visitors!