Draft Minutes of the STRINGS ATTACHED 2017 AGM, to be approved at the 2018 AGM. More
STRINGS ATTACHED: Brighton and Hove Chamber Music Society
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The sixth Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 2 March 2017 at 1130 at 9 Powis Square, Brighton BN1 3HH
1 Chair’s welcome
2 To receive the minutes of the fifth Annual General Meeting held on 21 February 2016
3 To receive the Annual Report of the Committee of Strings Attached
4 To receive More
Proposal to amend the constitution
Strings Attached was formally established as a charity in November 2011 since when it has been governed by the model constitution provided by the Charity Commission for small charities with an annual income under £5,000, that neither own property nor employ staff, and who do not wish to register with the Charity Commission.
When the charity was formed, the founding trustees opted to require at least ten members to be present at the Annual General Meeting. At that stage, we were unsure how many people would become members (“Friends” as we term them) and there was a degree of guesswork in determining an appropriate quorum for an AGM. The committee thought we should anticipate that ten people was likely to be approximately 10% of our total membership. Achieving this attendance has not been problematic thus far. However, now that our membership numbers have stabilised – currently we have 83 Friends – and the practical arrangements for our AGMs have had to change, the committee believes that our quoracy rules should be changed to enable responsiveness to a potentially changing level of membership.
In view of the issues noted above, it is proposed that instead of requiring More