Anguilla Archaeological and Historical Society Limited

MINUTES OF A BOARD MEETING

HELD AT YOUTH AND CULTURE CONFERENCE ROOM ON 11 August 2009

 

PRESENT:

Kenn Banks               President

Steve Donahue          Treasurer

Don Mitchell               Secretary

Joash Proctor

Bob Conrich

Lillian Azevedo           Invited

 

ABSENT:

            Aileen Smith               Vice President

 

1. Commencement: The meeting began at 4:15 pm. 

 

2. Agenda: The only item on the Agenda was to discuss the way forward with Lillian Azevedo and her PhD studies and related matters.

 

2.1.  Memorandum of Understanding:  The draft prepared by Lilli and Foster Rogers was discussed, and it was agreed that it was appropriate for President Kenn to sign it on behalf of the Society.

 

2.2  At 5:00 pm, Lilli joined the meeting by invitation and explained to the Board what her activities had been and what her plans were. 

            1-21 July         Marine Archaeology Survey

            24 July            Presentation to the public at the Teachers' Resource Centre

            25 July            Field Trip for children to El Buen Consejo site

            11 August        Presentation to Kids Connect at Campus B

                                   Kool FM interview on the ANT Environmental radio programme

                                   Written articles for newspapers

 

2.3  Lilli agreed to send Dr Margaret Leshikar-Denton a note about the Society and the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage, and to send the Governor a copy of her Report.  She advised that she was to submit an Upgrade Paper to her Professor in September, and that she hoped to remain in Anguilla during the course of the next 18 months to complete her PhD thesis.

 

2.4  There was a general discussion on an incident that had arisen involving the removal of artifacts from the El Buen Consejo protected marine park.  President Kenn advised that he had already made a report on the matter to Director of the Environment Karim Hodge, the Commissioner of Police, the PS in the Chief Minister's office, and to Assistant Secretary Ken Hodge.  It was agreed that there should be regular follow-through. 

 

3. Any Other Business:  There was no other business.

 

4. Date of next meeting and adjournment

(a) Next Board Meeting to be on Tuesday 1 September at 4:15 pm at the same place. 

(b)  Meeting adjourned at 6:00 pm. 

 

 

Submitted: Don Mitchell CBE QC