On Tuesday 22nd May 2012 we held our AGM in the newly re-painted Wakefield Library. About half our financial membership were present. The current president, Roger Batt, completed his 3 year term and a new president, Wayne Price, was elected. Jeanine Price (secretary) and Laurie Dale (treasurer) were re-elected unopposed.
John Dearing, our Vice-President, gave an interesting and informative talk about the history and customs of Samoa based on the year he spent there working for a travel agency. He established a link with Wakefield when he told us that the son of Dr Hugh Pearless (long- time serving doctor in the district) was one of the missing crew of the Joyita which was found completely abandoned, but still afloat in the Pacific in 1955.