We need a new Treasurer. Are you the person we are looking for? Are you reasonably competent at simple arithmetic? Can you add up your shopping bill and understand your bank statement? If so, you could well be the one. There isn't a great deal to the job. All you have to do is accept subscriptions from the members and make sure they find their way into the Society's bank account, then write out a few cheques to pay the speakers and the room hire at our evening meetings, plus the odd other expense such as having the newsletters printed. You could do it in your sleep. Full training will anyway be given. Just give us a ring.
Quite seriously, Stan Llewellin, who has been Treasure for longer than I have been a member, has decided that he has served his time, and is therefore stepping down from the job at the A.G.M. He has to be replaced. It would be extremely sad if the Society, which has a membership of about 130, could not continue to function because of a lack of volunteers to serve on the committee, and fill the various posts. Your Society needs you!
Your editor also needs your contributions for the newsletter, so I am repeating my appeal of last year, by asking you to put together a few words whilst you are soaking up the sun on some foreign beach, many miles from here. And don't forget the records - flora and mammals in particular. Recording is after all one of our primary functions. The bird report for 2002 in draft form, compiled from your records, has already gone to the Lancashire Bird Recorder for use in preparation of the Lancashire Bird Report, and the same is true of Butterflies and Moths. So your records are not just held locally, they are passed on to county level, where they help to form a full picture of the natural history of Lancashire.
Anyway, whatever you do, enjoy the summer and we'll see you again in the autumn - unless of course you come on one of the summer evening walks. And if you are the new treasurer, we will be doubly pleased to see you!