Notice of AGM on 2nd March 2017

STRINGS ATTACHED: Brighton and Hove Chamber Music Society


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 Continue reading Notice of AGM on 2nd March 2017

Proposed amendment to the constitution

Proposal to amend the constitution
1     Introduction

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.

2     Proposal

 In view of the issues noted above, it is proposed that instead of requiring Continue reading Proposed amendment to the constitution

Strings Attached first AGM – 19 February 2012

The first Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 19 February 2012 at 1300 in the Founders’ Room at the Dome Brighton


  1. Chair’s welcome
  2. To adopt the constitution of Strings Attached
    The Committee proposes we use the Charity Commission model constitution for Small Charities (i.e. those with an income of less than £5,000 p.a.)
  3. To consider the Annual Report of the Committee of Strings
  4.  To receive the audited financial accounts for the year ended 31 December 2011
  5. To agree the annual subscription for 2013: it is proposed by the Committee that this should remain at the current level of £10 per Friend of Strings Attached
  6. To appoint members to the Committee
  7. To reflect on the activity of Strings Attached – in particular the Coffee Concerts
  8. To receive ideas for the future development and activity of Strings Attached
  9. Any other business

This agenda, along with papers supporting items 2, 3 and 4, can be seen on the homepage of this website and downloaded.