The Visual Art Group 2020 AGM was postponed under Covid-19 restrictions and was held online in September 2020. We now need to return to the original schedule and hold the 2021 AGM, preferably before the end of April 2021.
Because of the continuing situation and the constraints, it puts upon us the VAG committee have decided that we would proceed using the method and format used in 2020.
With this letter is a link to the papers for the Annual General Meeting. Normally members would attend the meeting, make comments and expect to have questions answered. We want to facilitate that remotely and on a timetable which allows you to see the outcome before needing to vote.
The current members of the committee are
Andreas Klatt ARPS - Chairman
Andrew Leeming LRPS - Treasurer and Tyng Coordinator
John Cavana ARPS - Secretary
David Wood ARPS - Vice Chairman
Mark Deutsch LRPS - Membership Secretary
Michael Butterworth LRPS - Group Web Editor
Gill Dishart ARPS - Circles Secretary
Wendy Meagher LRPS - Exhibition Lead
Robert Herringshaw ARPS - Exhibition Co-ordinator.
Claire Carroll - Committee Member
Mike Kitchingman LRPS - Committee Member
In accordance with our constitution the committee is newly elected at each AGM. All presently serving members will offer themselves for re-election.
Should you wish to stand for election for any of the committee positions, or nominate others, you may do so with the linked Nomination Form.
I have included links to a pack of papers for the AGM, which will facilitate your comments and any, questions you may have, and then voting by proxy. These are:
Chairman’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Tyng Collection Report, Nomination Form
Between now and 14th April 2021 you are invited to consult with the Committee and raise any comments or questions on the papers provided. Please send these to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, I will then share them with the VAG committee officers.
By 21st April 2021 it is intended that all comments and questions, with answers, will be provided back to you. At that time, I will forward you a Proxy Voting Form and votes will be requested.
By 28th April 2021 members should submit their proxy voting forms. The first resolution on the agenda asks members to approve this method of holding the AGM, thus validating the remaining proceedings.
On or about 30th April 2021 the officers will collate and agree the proxy voting numbers.
On or about 5th May all Visual Art Group members will be notified of the AGM results.
As mentioned above, this method was used successfully last year so we hope you will be happy with the format and method.
Only the email address email@example.com should be used for any communications regarding the AGM.