UK Chapter

of the
International Perfume Bottle Association

A group for collectors of perfume bottles and perfume ephemera

UK Chapter of the IPBA - Annual General Meeting 2012

adelaide pub, teddingtonThe 2012 UK Chapter Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, April 14th at our usual venue, the Adelaide pub in Teddington Middlesex. A record turnout this year; 29 members and partners attended and an enjoyable time was had by all.
For the first time the weather wasn't quite warm enough to have lunch outside in the garden but the usual choice of good pub grub was just as good inside.
The meeting was over before lunch time and a small casual selling/swapping session took us until the start of the Grand National horse race for which Mike Flowers again organised a sweepstake. The kitty wasn't won by Jacky Berthold (this time!) but by Christina Heys.
Meeting highlights:

  • We have a new Newsletter editor; Jonathan Redgrove has volunteered to produce our newsletters and issue them quarterly again. Depending on contributions from members it might be possible to increase the number of pages as well.
  • Finances are better than last year
  • Membership numbers have stayed fairly static. Annual subscriptions remain the same.
  • Convention 2012. The one/two day format was discussed again and the vote was to stay as we are with a two day meeting. However, members will be able to register for whichever parts of the two days they can manage and the Sunday program will be beefed up with a speaker and perhaps other activities. We will again attempt to attract vintage and vanity sellers and buyers.
  • 2013 Convention. Various locations were put forward; Return to Gloucester, return to the Comfort Inn near Heathrow, East Midlands Airport and the Dartford Crossing. These options will be priced and compared before getting the opinions of members.
  • A second meeting at the Adelaide was suggested for a social/selling/swapping meeting and a provisional booking has been made for Saturday 30th June. More details to follow.

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adelaide mapAdelaide details:
Address: 57 Park Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0AU
Tel: 0208 977 3616 There isn't a car park but there is plenty of street parking nearby.

The railway station is two minutes walk away, South West trains, travelcard zone 6. Off peak there are 6 trains per hour starting from Waterloo station.


UK Chapter of the IPBA: Convention Overview | UK Chapter Home Page Organiser: Terry 0116 2478776 or 07714 671234