Chair’s Letter to Friends of Strings Attached – January 2014

January 2014

Dear Friend of Strings Attached

Annual General Meeting 2014

The third Annual General Meeting of Strings Attached will be held after the coffee concert on Sunday 23 February 2014 in the Founders Room at Brighton Dome at 1300. You are warmly invited to attend. A sandwich lunch will be provided but please see AGM Catering Arrangements below – we need you to tell us in advance if you are coming so we are able to plan the catering accurately. (Whilst we were delighted at the good turnout last year, not everyone had told us of their intention to come and as a result there was not enough food to go round.)

The following papers accompany this letter:

Agenda for AGM 2014
Minutes of the 2013 AGM
Annual Report for 2013
Statement of Accounts for 2013

Please print them off and bring them with you to the meeting as we will not be able to supply copies on the day.

Nomination of committee members
Strings Attached has a committee currently comprising 7 members (although a total of 8 places is available). Two of the current members, John McKean and John Boskowski, are standing down so we are looking for at least two new members. The committee meets 6 times a year with email communication between meetings. If you would like to join us or nominate another person to do so, please make contact with me (01273 554278 or

The skills of the current committee would be greatly enhanced by new members who are actively involved in music education and/or who have skills in publicity and public relations, fundraising and graphic design. Please do not be put off, however, if your skills do not relate to these areas – we’ll still be glad to hear from you.

Renewal of membership
Those of you who have not renewed your membership are welcome to attend the AGM but will not be able to vote. However, should you wish to renew, there will be applications forms available on the day.

AGM catering arrangements
If you intend to come to the AGM, please let Christine Moon know by Sunday 16 February (01323 492414 or so that the caterer can be informed of the numbers attending.

Contribution to the AGM discussion in the event of being unable to attend
If you are unable to come to the AGM but have comments on the papers or the coffee concerts or ideas for future activity, please let me know.

Yours sincerely

Mary McKean