The AGM was due to be held this coming Saturday, February 22. However, at the point where we had to decide whether to hold the usual meeting or not, the situation with the pandemic was such that gatherings of any sort were not permitted.
The Charity Commission granted permission for the Society not to hold an actual meeting, as long as the essential matters were communicated to Members. This was done in the January Newsletter. The Trustees agreed that in the circumstances, the AGM would be cancelled and that all Trustees would carry on in their existing posts.
We are sorry not to be able to meet with you as usual, but we’ll carry on our activities as best we can and look forward to next year.
Many thanks to Members who have paid their 2020/21 subscriptions already, either by Standing Order or directly to the Membership Secretary. If you haven’t done so, please do so as soon as you can, it’s a very busy time anyway, so your cooperation is very much appreciated. If you’re not sure whether you’ve paid or not, just email me at email@example.com
This year’s Annual General Meeting will take place at 3pm on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at Knowle Village Hall [Only Members may attend.]
Please come along and find out what’s happened and play your part in supporting your Society. The meeting will receive reports on the activities of the Society and the Accounts of the Society, with the views of the Independent Examiner. It will elect the Officers and some of the Trustees (who retire in rotation).
It will be followed by Tea and Cakes and the Trustees will be available to speak to anyone who wishes.
We are pleased that, after the formal proceedings, for those who have yet to meet our new MP, Saqib Bhatti, he has agreed to join us at the AGM, tell members a little about himself and chat informally over refreshments. (Please note, in accordance with our constitution, we are offering Mr Bhatti an apolitical platform to speak).
The latest edition of our much appreciated and lauded Newsletter is on its way to you, or might even have arrived.
This happens because of nearly 100 active Members who write, proof read, arrange the printing, and distribute some 2000 copies every quarter. In the normal course of things, some of them find that they can no longer support us in this way. This quarter four of our stalwart distributors have had to hang up their boots for various reasons, so we are in dire need of new volunteers – can you be one?
Your involvement will be to deliver a batch of Newsletters somewhere in the area once a quarter and to collect the annual subscriptions. You will be provided with all the information you need.
If you’d like to know more, or put yourself forward, please get in touch.