ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0259 Cactus and Succulent Society of the ACT Inc. Records

 Scope and Content Notes

Call Number

HMSS 0259

Collection 

Cactus and Succulent Society of the ACT Inc. Records

Date Range

1965-2011

Quantity

0.44m (3 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

tba

Related Collections

The Cactus and Succulent Society of the ACT (C&SS of the ACT) was formed in 1965. 

The C&SS of the ACT was incorporated in 2000. 

The principal objectives of the Society are:

  • to stimulate interest in and promote the cultivation of cacti and other succulent plants in the Australian Capital Territory and its environs;
  • to acquire and disseminate information concerning cacti and other succulent plants and obtain plant material and cultural accessories for distribution to members;
  • to arrange exhibitions and demonstrations as and when deemed desirable;
  • to publish and produce material in various media for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Association;
  • to establish an appropriate reference library for the use of members;
  • to co-operate with organisations and persons having similar interests and objectives.

C&SS of ACT holds monthly meetings at the Hughes Community Centre.

C&SS of ACT members have the opportunity use the society’s library, join in visits to cactus and succulent collections at member’s homes as well as collections and nurseries interstate.

The C&SS of ACT website as of 1 January 2011 is at http://www.cactusact.org.au

 

Box List

Minutes and Financial Statements and Annual Reports - 1966-2011 (6 files, 1 volume)

Box No. Description Date Range
1

Minutes of Annual General Meetings, including a list of office bearers 1966/67-2010/11

1971; 1973–1980; 1982–2010

1

Financial Statements (incomplete)

1973-2009

1

Annual Reports (some only précis in AGM minutes)

1966–1968; 1970; 1972; 1974-1977; 1979–1991; 2001; 2004–2010

1

Minutes of Monthly General Meetings

June 1972 – May 2011

1

Minutes of Committee meetings October 1972–July 2008, and some agendas from July 1980–May 1985, November 2002 - March 2008

1972-2008

1

Committee meeting agendas July 1980 – March 2008

1980-2008

Correspondence - 1956-2006 (8 Files)

Box No. Description Quantity Date Range
1

General correspondence in and out

3 files

1965-1977

2

General correspondence in and out

5 files

1978-2006

Miscellaneous

Box No Description Quantity Date Range
2

Constitutions:
First in 1972, and 1973 amendments.  New 2000 constitution.  Proposed amendments.  Associations Incorporation Regulations 1991

1 file

1972-199

2

Display, advertising, publicity
examples of typical promotional material

1 file
2

Website Design

1 file

2003 – 2007

2

Library
holdings and 2004 library audit

1 file

2004

2

Membership lists

1 file 1965-1990
2

Newsletter production papers

1 file
2

Sub-committee for organising the Convention of Cactus and Succulent Societies of Australasia, hosted by the ACT Society in 2001

Minutes, correspondence and financial details

2 files 2001
2

Proceedings of Succulenticon 2001, 17th Convenion of Australiasian Cactus and Succulent Societies, Canberra ACT 13-16 April 2001.

1 vol

2001

2

Attendance records at monthly meetings.(2 books)

2 vols

May 1988–September 1997; October 1997–November 2002

3

Correspondence and Delegate Meeting records for Australasian Conventions

1 file

1968 -2006

3

Rockery Notes
Notes of “Winter Hardy Cacti and Succulents in the ACT” and “List of Cacti and Succulents Growing Outdoors in Holt” by Frank Henning

1 file
n/a

Newsletters of the Society are in the ACT Heritage Library at H SER 635.93347 NEWS

1965+