Welcome to the website of the National Trust Bournemouth and Poole Association, a voluntary association of members, volunteers and potential members of the National Trust.

Have a look at our Latest Newsletter for all information on the varied activities we have to offer throughout the year....with more to come.

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Bookings are now open for Gilbert White's house and Hampshire Lavender - Thursday 6th July
See Spring Newsletter for details


Extraordinary General Meeting - 2.15pm on Thursday 29th June

Many of you will know that we were unable to form a committee at the Annual General Meeting on 30th March because we did not have a Chair or Vice Chair. To enable us to function from the AGM until the EGM Daphne Howell agreed to act as Interim Chair. Since then Shirley Critchley has kindly agreed to serve as Chair until the 2018 AGM when we will need to have a permanent replacement.

There will be a single motion at the EGM which will take place immediately before Colin Van Geffen's talk on 29th June. This motion is that 'the under mentioned committee shall be authorised to run the affairs of the Association until the 2018 AGM':

     ChairShirley Critchley
     Vice ChairDaphne Howell
     TreasurerPaul Newsome
     SecretaryImogen Batty
     Membership SecretaryImogen Batty
     Newsletter EditorHoward Johnson
     Outings ChairmanCorinne Board
     Speakers' SecretaryGillian Blake
     Luncheon OrganiserJanet Coy and Wilf Fricker
     Raffles SecretaryJean Edwards

Janet Wallace is the Minutes Secretary, attends all committee meetings, but is not a member.

We need a Chair to serve from the 2018 AGM. The position of Chair need not be especially taxing. All recent Chairs have undertaken additional committee duties making it appear that the task is greater than it need to be, past Chairs Daphne Howell and Mary Fielding would be happy to give advice

Currently we have no-one willing to organise outings or holidays in 2018 or later years so these events are suspended until we find members willing to offer their services to arrange them. Outings Chairman Corinne Board and Holidays Organiser Valerie Fletcher would be delighted to share their expertise and other former members of the Outings Committee will be pleased to provide support.

We will continue to have a full programme of talks. Our 2017-18 programme starts on Thursday 12th October and will continue until June 2018. The full programme will be published in the Autumn Newsletter which you will receive in mid September.

The Christmas Lunch will be at the Marsham Court Hotel on Wednesday 6th December - the menu and other details will also be published in the Autumn Newsletter together will advance details of the Spring lunch.

The Committee will do its' best to provide a full service for our members, but they do urgently need reinforcements - can you provide them? if so please contact me or any other committee member.

Thursday 29th June 2017 at 2.15p.m. Colin Van Geffen
To complement our proposed outing on the SS Shieldhall to the Bournemouth Air Show in August 2017, Colin will enlighten us to the wonders of The Red Arrows. This talk has already received very positive reviews from those who have heard it.

red arrows
Image courtesy of Colin van Geffen


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