Chaiman's Report to 31 December 2023 
Thanks to everyone who came along to the AGM and for supporting our shows. It has been an extremely difficult couple of years for everyone due to the pandemic, but we are now back on track and the Society has survived if not thrived. This is, of course, thanks to our wonderful Committee members and the support
 of our members. Firstly, I would like to thank my predecessor Alan Dallman for all the support he and his wife Anne, who was the immediate past Treasurer, gave to society and I am pleased to announce that we were able to present the RHS Recognition award to them. Financially, we are in good shape but obviously,
 we have concerns about the number of members and exhibitors, and it would be lovely to have more younger exhibitors. We are always open to suggestions from members about how we can improve this situation and if you want to email us with your ideas, we will discuss them at our next committee meeting. 

We are also grateful to members who help on show days and if you feel you can contribute in some way, please let us know.

Annual General Meeting of the Society Agenda
Tuesday, 16 May 2023 at 6pm at the Highgate Society, 10a South Grove, London N6 6BS. 
1.   Apologies for absence.
2.   Minutes of last annual general meeting.
3.   Matters arising from the minutes.
4.   Chairman's Report.
5.   Treasurers Report.
6.   Approval of Treasurer's Report.
7.   Membership Secretary's Report.
8.   Election of officers and members of the Executive Committee.
9. AOB.

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE:  Were received from Ms S. Gold, Mrs S. Shillito, Ms L. Allender, Mrs A. Miles, Ms J. Morgan, Ms S. Stanborough, Ms V. Easlea.   
2. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:  Were circulated to attending members and were approved for signature.   3. MATTERS ARISING:  There were none   
4. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT:  Had been circulated to attending members.  
5. TREASURER'S REPORT:  Ms Sheehan presented the account and commented that we had purchased two Sum Up machines so that non-cash payments could be made.  Subscriptions for the year totalled £721.00 and we had £1,748.00 of income from sales of teas, produce, plants, raffle and auction from the shows.   
The acceptance of the Treasurer's Report was proposed by Mrs Baylis   
7.  MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY'S REPORT: Ms Probyn reported that numbers were down from 2022 and members were once again encouraged to personally recruit members and exhibitors.    
8. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:  The Secretary announced that the remaining officers and members of the committee were willing to stand for a further year and were re-elected en bloc.      
9. AOB: Ahere were none.   There being no further business the meeting closed at 6.20pm and was followed by rrefreshments.   Those present: Mrs M. Baylis, Mrs R. Stirling, Ms J. Sheehan, Ms M. Probyn, Mr & Mrs S. Marston, Mr G. Sycamore, Mrs Y. Desbois, Ms C. Davies   

Highgate Horticultural Society Accounts for the year ending 31 December 2023 
The Annual Accounts for 2023 are presented, they cover the period 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023. 

The Income and Expenditure Account shows a surplus of £562 compared to a surplus of £341 in 2022. Expenditure totalled £2,166 and income was £2,728. 
The majority of expenses are related to the shows – these amounted to £1,360. In addition, we have insurance and web fees. 

Subscriptions for the year totalled £550. £1,773 of income was received at the shows from sales of produce, teas, raffle and auction. 

The Balance Sheet shows the accumulated funds as at 31 December 2023, which are represented in the bank accounts and cash held. The accumulated funds are £7,592. The total in the bank accounts is £7,078 and there is £514 held as cash. 

Committee members are asked to note this report and the Accounts. Joanna Sheehan Treasurer February 2024