While we are confident that the Annual Conference will go ahead in Lincolnshire in June, fewer have understandably applied this year and as we revive last year’s arrangements, there may be formal restrictions on numbers allowed at some venues. It all points to a need for flexibility in the Conference programme.
To simplify matters, we have decided to hold the AGM by Zoom again this year. It means we can go ahead regardless of any Conference constraints. Whether this is repeated will depend on members’ preferences on AGM format for the future.
The Annual General Meeting of the Regional Furniture Society will be held by Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Monday 14 June.
Members who have supplied their email address to Di Halliwell Membership Secretary will receive a personal email notification giving Zoom details and attaching the Agenda and the Minutes of the last AGM and the Annual Report and Accounts for 2020.
Members who have not yet provided their email address and who wish to take part in the AGM should email the Secretary on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Secretary will then forward to those members the access code for the Zoom meeting and the Agenda and the Minutes of the last AGM and the Annual Report & Accounts for 2020.
The Annual Report and Accounts for 2020 are also available on the website; any member requiring a paper version should send an A4 self-addressed envelope to the Secretary, requesting a copy.
You will already have seen a post indicating that the AGM has had to be arranged as a Zoom meeting. It indicated that you should contact Jeremy Rycroft on email@example.com to obtain the code and password. This arrangement stops non-members accessing and interfering with the meeting. We need more members to join the AGM to reach our quorum. Please email Jeremy to get the meeting reference code and log on Saturday 24 October at 2:30 p.m., if you are able to. You will be sent a copy of the Agenda, last year’s AGM minutes and some guidance on using Zoom. If you have questions, please send these in in advance to Jeremy Rycroft too, if possible, so someone is ready to answer them.
National restrictions on meetings have recently been strengthened due to the resurgence of the
coronavirus; the expectation of a second wave affecting both London and certain provincial areas
means the regulations are extremely unlikely to be relaxed in time to organise a normal AGM as
intended. Our plan to hold the meeting at the Museum of the Home, announced in the Newsletter,
has therefore been thwarted.
The Council has decided the only viable option, if we are to approve our Annual Report in time for
submission to the Charity Commission, is to hold a Zoom Annual General Meeting. This will also allow
us to confirm Council Members for the next year, allowing the Society to function next year.
The Annual General Meeting of the Regional Furniture Society will be held by Zoom at 2:30 p.m. on
Saturday 24 October.
Will all members who wish to take part email the Secretary on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Secretary will then forward to those members the access code for the Zoom meeting.
The Annual Report and Accounts for 2019 are also available on the website; any member requiring a
paper version should send an A4 self-addressed envelope to the Secretary, requesting a copy.
An agenda and any further essential details on the conduct of the meeting will be forwarded with the
Zoom access code. While every attempt will be made to allow full interaction, the technology is new
to us, so we ask members to bear with us.
The Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019 may be found here.