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The meeting was opened by our chairman Tony Willis who welcomed our guests, called for apologies for absence and gave us a run-down on important happenings during previous Augusts.
Both our secretary Fraser Suffield and our treasurer Forbes Grant were called to give their reports, both of which detailed satisfactory conduct of their respective offices.
Our secretary once more voiced his concerns regarding the reducing membership.
He said that anyone who wished to join the club should approach an existing member or ring Fraser himself on 01665 576236.
The speaker, Laura Shearer, was introduced to give a talk introducing Coast Care to our members.
Coast Care is a relatively new group that has been set up to organise volunteers to help manage the Northumberland coastline, running from Berwick to Amble, and inland as far as the A1.
We were told how the organisation is based in Seahouses, in the Hub.
The many skills that its members possess include photography, architecture, heritage knowledge and more.
The care and management of the coast takes many forms, amongst which we were told of the conservation of trees and footpaths, surveys of wildlife, including dolphins and birds, etc, and the appointment of more than 100 site wardens to act as the ‘eyes and ears’ for spotting erosion and other damage.
Particular pride is taken with the Young Rangers, who are inducted in batches of 12 on courses every other Saturday.
There is an interesting internet presence at www.coast-care.co.uk
The vote of thanks was given by Chris Hull for a much enjoyed, entertaining and instructive talk about a very worthwhile local organisation.
Our next meeting will be on September 5.