The fifth AGM of the ENHG was held at 8 pm in the 76 Room of ADMA-OPCO' s Federal Building on Monday 18th, January 1982. The meeting was attended by a total of 55 members, slightly up on the previous AGM.
The Chairman's and Recorders' Reports for 1981 are printed in full in this Bulletin. The Treasurer's Report, reflecting a healthy balance of capital and assets, was acceped without dissennion. Copies are available upon request. A small number of presentat:ions was then made to speakers who had not received any tangible token of appreciation in recent months.
In the absence of any new nominations for the Committee, the existing Committee was re-elected with the approval of the membership present.
David MacLennan then announced that he would be standing down from the post of Chairman in favour of Giles Roche who during l981 has made a dramatic impact on the Group's insect recording activities (see Bulletin 15). The Committee and members all thank David for his efforts to give the Group a strong sense of direction particularly in recording activities over the past two years. His term of office in Abu Dhabi will be coming to an end some time in 1982, and David felt he wished to give way to new blood. He will, however, remain on the Committee. One nomination then came from the floor and Valerie Stokell was duly elected a Committee member.
The technicalities of the AGM were followed by refreshments and an Open House in the Workroom. This was the first opportunity for many members to see the work of the various recorders and a display had been mounted for the occasion.