The Secretary, Jennifer Parker, has provided the following update on the current position regarding the postponed 2020 AGM.
The postponement of our AGM planned for 15 April was one of the first decisions made by the Committee at the end of March when we had little idea of what was to come. We were hoping that the effect of Covid 19 would pass quickly and normality return. As the summer has gone along we have all had to adjust our lives, be grateful for the good things and learn to be patient.
An AGM meeting is not possible at the moment and may not be until next year. We feel a Zoom meeting is not ideal for our membership but to postpone the AGM into next year means we will be due two AGMs very close together.
We have followed the Charities Commission Guidelines and submitted our accounts and reports as required for the year to Sept 19. We will also publish them on our website. Following our call in Ventnorensis for any resolutions for the AGM nothing has been raised.
No Trustees are due for re-election this year. Jane Clarke resigned from the Committee and Peter Coleman was elected to her role as Deputy Chairman. The current Committee is seeking re-election, which includes Val Pitts who was co-opted on to the Committee to take over as Membership Secretary when Caroline Peel took up her role of High Sheriff. Caroline remains an active member of the Committee.
There are no major changes for which we would require a membership vote.
It is proposed that the term of the current Committee be extended until an Annual General Meeting of the Society can be held, if the law permits, in April 2021 (date to be confirmed in due course).