Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 6:45pm for 7:00pm
Council Chambers, Dunbar Town House, High Street, Dunbar
(i) Report of year’s activities
(ii) Filling any vacancies on Council [1]
(iii) Other competent business
Non-members will be warmly welcomed and after the AGM business – at 7:30pm in the Community Room – there will be a short preview of the Friends’ forthcoming 2020 exhibition (see John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe) followed by a Q&A and discussion on the theme of What If?

Inspired by Muir

As Convener of Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace (FoJMB) I’ve often found myself using the phrase ‘Inspired by Muir’. Personally, I’ve also found inspiration from Muir’s life and work and actively promote and support initiatives that bring Muir and his legacy to the attention of a wider public.

In 2019 FoJMB celebrated its 25th anniversary. In July 1994 Dunbar’s John Muir Association – as FoJMB was then known – was established. Much has been achieved by the charity since then but what will the next 25 years bring? Continuing to support the work of the Birthplace and actively collaborating with the other partners in the John Muir Birthplace Trust is a given. If anyone who is reading this would like to contribute their time and expertise to furthering the aims and objectives of FoJMB please consider standing for Council. I also encourage all members to ‘recruit’ others to our cause if at all possible.

Our 2020 exhibition departs somewhat from the pattern of concentrating on the life and legacy of John Muir. This exhibition will, of course, acknowledge Muir’s advocacy in protecting nature. However, it also addresses the issues that now impact on every living thing that relies on planet Earth for survival!

Duncan Smeed, FoJMB Convener

[1] Nominations for Council accompanied with the nominee’s agreement in writing and items for consideration under other competent business should be lodged with the Secretary, c/o John Muir’s Birthplace Museum, 126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ by Friday 21st February 2020.

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