Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions on travel and social gatherings, the 2021 AGM was held on Saturday 27th March as a virtual meeting via a Zoom webinar. This was a totally new experience for the Executive Committee, who spent many hours prior to the meeting configuring settings, sound, polls and running order.
Although the turnout was disappointingly low, the webinar allowed the conclusion of the formal business of the Society for the next 12 months.
Anne Butler gave an update on the Society's activities over the last year and looked ahead to events planned to mark the 20th Anniversary in 2022.
Reports were also presented by Hon. Secretary Ann White and Hon Treasurer Alf Barnard with updates from Archivist Bill Wheeler and Webmaster David Fraser. Alan Watt gave a report on the Munro Legacy Story and presented the Mountain Reports update on behalf of Jim Robertson.
Bill Taylor and John MacKenzie both stood down from the committee and both have been sent thank you gifts in the post.
Members voted to keep the annual subscription at its current level of £20.
Bill Taylor discussed the Constitutional Amendment, which had been sent out to members with the AGM papers. The amendment was passed unanimously and a copy of the new Constitution will be available to members from the Membership Secretary by request.
Anne Butler was voted in as President for a further year.
Alf Barnard was elected as Vice-President for a two-year term.
Oliver Bartrum was elected as Hon. Treasurer for a two-year term.
Di and Keith Williams were elected to the Committee as new committee members.The AGM marks the start of the Munro Society's year, being the first social event. Unfortunately a get together was not possible this year; but we must remain optimistic that we shall be able to meet again in person next year, when it is planned that the AGM will be held on Saturday 26th March at the A K Bell Library in Perth.