Wodehouse Society Sweden
Minutes of the annual meeting in Singapore March 23, 2019
Present 12 members.
§ 1. The physical absence of Chairman John Pettersson was elected Bjorn Bergstrom to lead the meeting.
chairman, John was connected by telephone link to the home and heard well.
§ 2. Bengt Malmberg was elected secretary.
§ 3. Philip Widell was appointed adjusting person.
§ 4. The meeting explained properly called by mailing to all members 27 Febr.
§ 5. The agenda was approved, with the adjustment that Monica Dahlgren's terms of new agreement with the library regarding the collection would be discussed first, then she could attend. (Annex). Monica announced that the library desired that the collection would remain preserved in Wodehouserummet. It should include a main and a copy backup copies. The collection is owned by WodehouseSällskapet but can appropriated for the library's lending and also sought in library database. New proposals to replace the previous Agreement of 2014 to come. A large number of duplicates found whose disposition Board should consider.
§ 6. Activity 2018. Hösten 2018 lämnade två styrelsemedlemmar sina uppdrag som kassör och sektererare varvid Göran Bülow och Bengt Malmberg tills vidare övertog deras ansvar. En ny uppdaterad matrikel har därvid framtagits. Även en ny revisor efter Eyvind Hallnäs har utsetts: Lars Nylander. Lokala träffar har anordnats i Göteborg, Skåne och Mälardalen (Uppsala). Hederspriset Årets plommon gick till Björn Bergström för mångårig verksamhet i styrelsen och som redaktör för Jeeves. Årsskriften utsändes som vanligt i decem-ber till alla betalande medlemmar samt utvalda personer i internationella sällskap. Ett nytt medlemshäfte av Max Barrett översatt av Tomas Prenkert skall utdelas under Sällskapets 35-årsjubileum våren 2019. Styrelsen har också fattat principbeslut angående bidrag till de lokala kapitlen. Avgående ordföranden efter 20 år Sven Sahlin har av Sällskapet avtackats med en gåva. Inför 2019 skall Sällskapets hemsida revideras, Vidare skall Sällskapet verka för flera träffar inom Mälardalsområdet. Även återväxten i Sällskapet skall ägnas uppmärksamhet. (Bilaga)
To honorary members of WodehouseSällskapet called Sven Sahlin and Jacob Bagge both worked for a long time for the company on the board.
§ 7. Treasurer closing. (Appendix) Of note is that membership fees decreased by departures that are not balanced as before the newly added number. Balance sheet Dec. 31 2018 shows for 2019 assets of 43 527: 04 crowns. Major expenditure is imminent is the release of Barrett short stories and Yearbook Jeeves. It is desirable that the number of members increased to allow continued investment for members.
§ 8. audit Report by Lars Nylander. According to the accounts was completed with accuracy and the various items well verified, he approved the discharge for the period of the audit covered 1.1 2018 - 31.12 2018th
§ 9. Choice of directors.
To the new board appointed four members:
President John Pettersson
Cashier Goran Bülow
Secretary and member Bengt Malmberg
Member, editor of the Yearbook Jeeves Bjorn Bergstrom.
As opted members were elected:
His Olov Öberg
§ 10. Membership fee set unchanged at 250 SEK. Must be paid later in August,
§ 11. Other questions.
Generally was considered to WS should work aims to do Wodehouse known and read in Sweden and to maintain and preferably increase the number of members, which also has the important task of recruiting new members. The goal should be around 200 paying. Examining how others literary societies handle up question.
Major contact, digitally created between the Board and members of key interesting infor-mation and comments and requests from members. John pointed out that informational opportunities available through a podcast on the radio station, where Wodehouse had sought. John would explore the potential closer.
Hemsidan skall undergå en förändring och innehålla mera informationer om Wodehouse och upplysa om utbud på andra hemsidor, inte minst Tomas Prenkerts men också den amerikanska hemsidan. Kanske pröva hur medlemmarna via sällskapet kan komplettera sina samlingar. Dubletterna utöver de två ex. som skall finnas av varje i Märstasamlingen kan säkert bidra.
The Chapter created by WodehouseSällskapets members work independently with its own economy. Opportunities to start meetings in Mälardalen where 60 members are within easy travel distance should be investigated. A first meeting was very successful 23 Febr. at Bengt Malmberg of Uppsala. Bengt Lindh agreed to reconnoiter Sala for a fall hit. The survey of 70 members responded in December. 2017 should be followed up on the basis of the views as stated, but not yet been processed by the Board in 2018. The agreement has been reached with Post North allowing cheaper mailing expenses Jeeves and extras.
Marsta and Uppsala March 23, 2019
Bengt Malmberg Secretary Philip Widell