Well here we go again. A successful Festival under our belt and we are about to start another Everyman year.
What better way to do so than with our Annual General Meeting!
But, seriously, our AGM is probably the most important Everyman event of the year; so put it in your diary now.
It’s your chance as a member to catch up with what has happened over the last twelve months and there is much to celebrate.
Go on – propose something
Moreover you have a chance to raise issues that you feel strongly about; this may be improving how we do something or raising a new idea or approach. You can do this by putting your proposal into a resolution (you will need to get a seconder) and sending it to our Company Secretary (see details below).
Just for the purists there are two different type of resolutions. Special Resolutions that relate to possible changes to our Memorandum and Articles (needs 75% support to be passed) and Ordinary Resolutions that more or less cover anything else you want to raise ( 50% majority required for approval). Please note the deadlines listed below.
Why not stand for the Everyman Board?
The AGM is the time and place at which we elect our Board for the coming year. These are the fellow members we trust with “steering the ship” in the right direction.
We are really keen to encourage a wider range of members to put their names forward for consideration. The more representative the Board the better we will understand the needs of all our members and will generate a greater feeling of ownership.
If you are interested in putting your name forward there is an information pack and nomination form and nomination form that will be sent out to you in the next few days as part of your formal notification of the AGM.
This easy to read pack should answer all your questions about applying for, and being, a Board Member. There is no need to panic; you will have until the end of August to submit your name.
Important Deadlines to keep in mind
Special resolutions – Midday Monday, 17th August
Ordinary resolutions – Midnight, Tuesday, 1st September
Nominations for the Board – Midnight, Tuesday, 1st September
Any of the above need to be sent to our Company Secretary at Sue Osmolska