Sub: Proceedings of the Annual General Body Meeting of KERF held on 17th December 2002 at CES hall of Indian Institute of Science.

  1. The President welcomed the members who were present especially he welcomed Sri. Jagadish of ISRO.
  2. The proceedings of the last Annual General Body Meeting held in December 2001 was confirmed.
  3. The president briefly narrated the events that took place.

Events that conducted were:

a) Winter school "Essentials in Limnology and GIS" was successfully held in December 2001 at Indian  Institute of Science, Bangalore.

b) Teachers workshop on Environmental Awareness was conducted in Vijaya Teachers College on       December 2001.

      c) Two day workshop on for children on "Know your ecosystem" was conducted in April 2002 for       Children.

     d) The "Lake 2002" conference on "Conservation, Restoration of lakes was conducted in December 2002 at Indian         Institute of Science.

e) Preparation of five environment individual modules is continuing and expected to complete by June / July 2003.

     f) "Know your ecosystem" - Environmental Education for school children was conducted in December       2002 and Dr. Jack Va1entyne popularly known as "Jonny Biosphere" participated. In all about 10 schools in and around Bangalore was visited

 4. Lake 2003 on lake restoration was conducted successfully on December 2002 at Indian Institute of Science.

 5. Adoption of Accounts: Sri. B. N. Rajanna, Hon. Tresurer presented the audited accounts for the year 1999 - 2000 and 2000 - 2001. After brief discussion the audited accounts were adopted. He promised to finalize the accounts for the year 2001-2002 soon. The KERF places on record the services rendered by the auditors M/s. ARU and DEV. Hon. Treasurer also explained about the current status of accounts of KERF.

 Membership: The President suggested a directory of all the members along with the mailing list. Dr. T. V. Ramachandra agreed to help in this regard.

 President mentioned that some of the students of Bangalore University who attended the lake 2002 and requested for the membership of KERF at concession rate. After brief discussion it was agreed that the students be offered at Rs. 500/-.

 News Letter: The President appreciated the latest News Letter of April 2002 which was brought out by Mr. Joshua David and staff of CES. It was agreed that the next News Letter will be brought by MS. Ruma Chattarji.

 It was also decided to issue a Membership Certificate or Identity Card for all the life members and Dr. T. V. Ramachandra will take necessary action in the regard.

 The next lake 2003 Symposium is proposed to be held in Beharampur, Orissa.

 The President announced the three awards namely KERF Science Award for Dr. Jack Vallentyne, KERF Award to Mr. G. S. Paranjyothi and Johnny Biosphere to Ms. N Ahalya.

 The following office bearers and Executive Committee members elected unanimously.

President Dr. C. Rajashekara Murthy
Vice President Dr. T. V. Ramachandra`
Hon. Secretary  Mr. G. S. Paranjyothi
Hon. Jt. Secretary Mr. Siddalingaswamy
Hon. Treasurer Mr. B. N. Rajanna
 Members Prof. B. T. Nijaguna
Mr. M.B. V. Rajan 
Mr. S. Ramamurthy
Mr. C. Krishna Urs
MR. Khan M Ataulla
Mr. Laxmi Kanth K R
Ms. Ahalya
Mrs. Suparna Chatterjee
MR S. N. Somasunder
Mrs. Geetha Rao

The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks to the chair.