AGM of the Museum Society of Exmouth 2018

AGM of the Museum Society of Exmouth 2018 - Exmouth Museum registered charity 291311

By: Tricia Cassel Gerard
Added: 16 November 2018

The AGM was held on 17 October 2018, in the Salvation Army hall in Sheppards Row, Exmouth, and was very well attended.

All the Officers and Committee were reelected and two further Trustees were confirmed making a total of three.

In her report, Susan Mendham, Chair, told how the past year had been challenging with the previous Curator, Alan Arthur, retiring due to ill health and John Wakefield  had been welcomed as his replacement.

Due to our landlords, South West Water, announcing their intention to sell the property and land where the Museum is a tenant, we launched a fundraising appeal to buy the building for ourselves. We participated in various markets and fairs in the Strand Gardens, had a gazebo at the Kite Festival and a two day pop up museum at the Premier Inn.  Our big Summer Raffle raised a staggering £1000.

During the summer we relaunched both our Facebook and Twitter pages and have high hopes of raising our profile in the town. During the winter we will be benefitting from quiz nights at local pubs and a monthly coffee morning together with stalls at the Christmas Fayre and specialist nights at the Museum.

We can be found on Facebook @SheppardsRow and on Twitter @ExmouthM