Annual General Meeting & Auction
27 March 2010
by Nick Hackney, pictures by Nick Hackney
The Annual General Meeting of the Malaya Study Group began with the Chairman's Opening remarks following a minutes silence for the members who have left us during the year.
Peter Cockburn & Dominic Morris during the AGM
The very successful 50th Anniversary Year had been marked by a dazzling series of meetings in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and of course in the UK. Special congratulations were offered to David Tett who had organised the display at the Royal, and organised the special commemorative booklet which had been sent to all MSG members.
Len Stanway's book "Malaysia and The Federation of Malaya – their stamps and postal stationery (volume 1)" was selling out very very fast, only 10 copies remained in the UK, and a reprint was in hand.
"MALAYA POSTAL STATIONERY 1937 - 1947" had sold 132 copies, and again a reprint is in hand.
There were no apologies for absence, and the Minutes of the 2009 meeting were approved.
A special plaque, in Selangor Pewter, was presented to Gordon Peters who had stepped down as Editor of The Malayan Philatelist after forty distinguished years, which had seen the Journal grow to the preeminent position it enjoys today. All members enthusiastically thanked Gordon for his unceasing work for the Group is so many roles, as Chairman, and latterly as Editor of the Journal.
The Chairman, Peter Cockburn, announced that he had decided to stand down this year and commended as his successor Mrs.Susan McEwen.
The Officers reports, already circulated to the members were adopted without amendment.
The new officers were then proposed, seconded and elected.They are:
Chairman, Mrs. Susan McEwen
Hon Secretary, Dominic Morris
Treasurer, Carl Stott
Packet Secretary, Charles Keele [with a vote of thanks to Alan Price who has retired from the post]
Distribution Secretary, Rob Holley
Publications Officer & Editor The Newsletter, MacMClaren
Membership Secretary, David Tett
Auction Manager, Roger Barry
Editor, The Malayan Philatelist, Len Stanway
Contributing Editor, The Malayan Philatelist, Richard Hale
Production Manager, Peter Cockburn
Publications Officer, Bill Pain
Webmaster, Nick Hackney
Committee members, Graham Coles, Joe Robertson, Andrew Norris
The Hon.Auditor was reelected
The Malayan Philatelist is in need of your contributions, both longer pieces, and especially smaller pieces which help greatly in filling pages.
The Programme for 2010 was discussed and will be published soon.
There were votes of thanks to the Officers, and especially to Peter Cockburn as outgoing Chairman, after years of sterling service. He has now moved into the new role of Production Manager.
The next AGM will be held on 26th March 2011.
A report of the Auction will be published in the Newsletter.
Roger Barry, Peter Cockburn & Carl Stott conducting the Auction
MSG Members at the Auction
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