Simple db_select query


I am trying to do something that really should be simple but have got stuck

I want to run a db_select statement in a function and then call it from another function returning the results back to my page but this isn’t working, can anyone tell me why please?

function mymodule_db_select() {
  $result = db_select('meetings_overview', 'n')
    ->fields('n')// I believe this is the same as select *
    ->condition('id', 2, '=')
    ->orderBy('id', 'DESC')
  return $result;

Then calling as follows

function mymodule_view_item_page($item)

   drupal_set_message(t("Record @id!", array('@id' => $result->meeting_title))); 
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