Anguilla Archeological and Historical Society Limited




Kenn Banks

Bob Conrich

Steve Donahue

Graham Crabtree

Don Mitchell

JoAsh Proctor

Aileen Smith


1. The meeting began at 4:40 pm. 


2. The following Agenda was adopted:



1.         Adoption of Agenda

2.         Adoption of the Minutes of 1 April 2008

3.         Matters Arising

4.         Correspondence

(a)        Lili Grout’s email of 29 April

5.         New Business

(a)        Day trip to St Maarten

(b)        Legal status of El Buen Consejo National Park

(c)        Future Role of the Society

6.         Any Other Business

7.         Adjournment


1. Adoption of Minutes of 1 April 2008

The Board minutes of 1 April were unanimously adopted.  It was agreed that in future, until otherwise decided, minutes would be action minutes rather than narrative minutes.  The Minutes would show who is to do what by what date.

2. Matters Arising from the Minutes of 1 April 2008

Paragraph 2:(a) The Secretary advised that he had taken the bundle of old minutes out of the box obtained by Steve and had made a “Minute File” out of them for the future use of the Board. 

                    (b) The President produced a disk of Society files from his computer for the Secretary to add to his computer.  He also produced a bundle of old minutes to add to the Minute File.

                    (c) The Secretary is to pass the disk to Aileen Smith when he is finished with it.



Paragraph 3: The item “Reorganisation of the Company” to await the arrival of the Treasurer who had indicated he would be late.


Paragraph 4(a): Christmas Cards.  Postponed to the next meeting for Aileen to report.


Paragraph 4(b): Membership Drive: Steve reported that he would take the list of members prepared by Don and send out notices for 2008 dues.  He would attempt to do a 'Newsletter” and send it to all Board members who would then forward it to all persons in their address books.


Paragraph 4(c): Historic Signs: Ken reported that he would do a first draft of the project proposal and circulate it by email to all Board members.


Paragraph 4(d): Booklet of Historical Articles:  Aileen reported that it had not yet been found.


Paragraph 4(e):  Next General Meeting:  It was agreed this would be arranged for the time of Lilli Grout's visit. 


Paragraph 5: Review of Relations with ANT:  It was agreed that the next Board Meeting would agree on the appointment of a person to represent the Society on the Council of the Trust, not necessarily a Board member of the Society.


3. Correspondence

(a) Lili Grout's email of 29 April about her impending visit to Anguilla was discussed.

4. Any Other Business

(a) Trip to St Maarten.  It was agreed to explore such a trip involving more members.

(b) Embargo of Sites. There was a general discussion on.

(cc) El Buen Consejo site. There was a discussion on recent developments.

8. Date of next meeting and adjournment

(a) Next Board Meeting to be on Tuesday 27 May at the same time and place. 

(b) The meeting adjourned at 6:00 pm





Submitted: Don Mitchell CBE QC