On Thursday 13 February, the Fish Hoek Valley (and surrounding areas) Association held its annual general meeting (AGM) in the Fish Hoek library where residents were thanked for their generous donations made to deter crime. Bev Frieslich, the association’s chair, spoke of the importance of raising funds, referring to members’ donations which made the putting up of security fence around the Fish Hoek Museum possible. “(The security fence) has been installed to deter the homeless people who have damaged the property and left the back garden in a dirty state when they slept there overnight,” she says.Trish Wood, who gave an interesting talk on the history of Valentine’s Day, was the guest speaker at the AGM.The existing board members were all re-elected: Bev Frieslich (chair), John Shaw (vice chair), Mark Robinson (treasurer), Margaret Gundry (secretary), Trish Wood (programme coordinator), Douglas Anderson (IT matters) and Sally Britten – curator of the Fish Hoek Museum.In her report, Frieslich gave a synopsis of the activities over the past year and thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication. “We encourage anyone to assist with a further donation to the museum. “Many interesting talks and outings were arranged in the year and we are indebted to the community for embracing our inclusion into their homes,” she said.Koos Burger, the manager of the Glencairn Youth Camp, will talk at the next AGM meeting to be held at 17:00 on Thursday 12 March. This will be followed by a site visit to the camp and a walk in the Labyrinth on Thursday 19 March.