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and appreciation was shown by those present. Treasurer: Peter Dennes indicated his wish to retire having served for three years. He was again thanked. Robert Masding offered to stand for this post. Noel Harrower proposed him, and Andy Lock seconded. Robert Masding was confirmed in the role. Membership Officer and Newsletter Editor. Adrian Toole offered to continue with this work. Roger Gibson proposed that this offer be accepted and Andy Lock seconded. This was agreed unanimously. COLP Representatives: Adrian and Noel will continue with these duties There were no candidates for the posts of Events Officer or Press & Publicity Officer Additional Umbrella Representatives: It was agreed that Andy Lock would continue, and that as far as we knew Jane Habermehl as the LETS contact would continue. Andrew Colman and Simon Pardoe would be invited. Umbrella Group The following will sit on the Umbrella Group for the year ahead either because they are officers or because they volunteered: Adrian Toole Noel Harrower Andy Lock David Ireson Rob Masding Motion: That this AGM should consider a change of name for this organisation, that the Umbrella will invite the membership to confer on this matter and that the Umbrella Group will be empowered to consider these suggestions and make a proposal at a suitable time either at an AGM or an Extraordinary General Meeting. Ron Masding moved this recommendation, Elinor Scott seconded; the motion was agreed, and a discussion followed. Elinor recalled that several members of the public at the Exmouth Festival thought that our stall belonged to the local authority and that we were responsible for the regeneration proposals of the District Council. Adrian Toole explained that, despite a name change, we would still be part of Transition Town network, and said several UK TT groups had chosen different names. Ideas suggested were Green Exmouth (Mike Hines), Sustainable Exmouth (Adrian), and Planet Exmouth (Roger). The motion to promote a discussion amongst members was agreed. The formal business of the AGM was declared over, and after a tea break during which the naming discussion continued, Andy Lock gave a presentation on our new project, Sustainable Exmouth, which was much appreciated by members and followed by a discussion. The meeting closed at 18.00