Anguilla Archaeological and Historical Society Limited





Kenn Banks               President

Aileen Smith               Vice-President

Steve Donahue          Treasurer

Don Mitchell               Secretary

Bob Conrich



            Graham Crabtree

            Joash Proctor


1. Commencement: The meeting began at 4:30 pm. 


2. Agenda: The following Agenda was adopted:



1.         Adoption of Agenda

2.         Adoption of the Board Minutes of 3 February 2009

3.         Matters Arising

4.         Correspondence

5.         New Business

6.         Any Other Business

7.         Adjournment


3. Adoption of the Board Minutes of 3 February 2009

The Board Minutes as previously circulated by email were unanimously adopted. 

4. Matters Arising

The following matters arising were dealt with, and the person responsible for follow up action indicated:

(a).  Canon Canning's Slides – Secretary Don agreed to re-circulate the draft letter to Governor Godden for President Kenn to review and dispatch.


(b).  Archives Building – Bob and Steve reported that David Carty had informed them that he had had shelves constructed in the Archives Room at the House of Assembly and that he had arranged for the “archives” lying on the floor to be put on the shelves.  It was agreed that Bob would try to arrange with David for a day when the members of the Board could visit the “archives” to assess their condition and any short-term needs.


(c).  AMR money – Kenn reported that Carl Harrigan had told him that they had not been able to locate the AMR funds, but that that did not mean that the funds were not there.  The Secretary was asked to draft a letter to the PS Finance for Kenn to sign enquiring about the status of the US$25,000 paid by AMR and designated for Museum development.


(d). Original Medallions – Bob reported that he had written to Dr John Crock who had advised him that he had been enquiring from the FBI in Vermont as to the location of the original medallions seized by the FBI.  Kenn reported that Karim Hodge, Director of the Environment, had told him that he had been in touch with the US Embassy in Barbados which wanted a copy of the Contract between AMR and the government of Anguilla.  Kenn had told him that the contract was in Rev John Gumbs' files which had been relocated to Kareem's offices.  Kareem had promised to keep the Society informed.  Kenn will enquire from time to time if he has located a copy of the contract for the US Embassy..


(e). Antiquities Act – Steve reported that he had placed a copy on the website.


(f). 2009 AGM – (i) It was agreed to hold the AGM at 7:00 pm on Tuesday 24 March at the Teachers' Resource Centre.


                          (ii) Kenn would liase with Ms Sandra Fahie about the availability of the building and ensure the hall was open for the meeting.


                         (iii) It was agreed to finalise the programme by round robin by email.  Don is to arrange with Bob Rogers to give a talk on his involvement in the Anguilla Revolution.


                         (iv) Secretary Don updated the members on the quorum, notice, and Board positions under the By-laws.  It was noted that Graham had circulated members that he was happy to stand down as there was one too many persons on the Board according to the By-laws.


(g). Antiquities Act: Ebenezer Methodist Church Building:  Deferred for lack of time.


(h). Antiquities Act:  Wall Blake House:  Deferred for lack of time.


(i). Annual Returns:  Deferred for lack of time.


(j). Historical Tours:  Deferred for lack of time.











































5.  Correspondence – Deferred for lack of time.


6.  New Business – Deferred for lack of time.


7.  Any Other Business – Deferred for lack of time.


8. Date of next meeting and adjournment

(a) Next Board Meeting to be on Tuesday 7 April at 4:15 pm at the same place. 

(b) The meeting adjourned at 6:00 pm





Submitted: Don Mitchell CBE QC