2020 AGM – Virtual

10 October 2020

The Society’s Annual General Meeting this year will be on October 25th at 7pm and will be a virtual event using Microsoft TEAMS.  For those members who cannot attend on the night you will still have the facility to vote on the Constitutional amendments and the Trustees either online or by post, but it would be great if you could an active part.

All the details, papers, and Trustee application pack, are available to download via this page

We are pleased to offer our first ever AGM online vote. Members can vote on each of the items including the Trustee nominations. You will need a free Google login to be able to vote, and we ask that you use the email account you have registered with us. This will allow us to ensure that only members are voting and also avoid any possible duplicates.

Voting Link: : https://forms.gle/JFjHFZsYK7LsdJA26

For those who are attending the AGM you can vote at the meeting. For those not attending you can vote until 7pm 25th October.

If you would like to raise any questions or make comments please detail them in the comment box and we shall try to address them as soon as we can.

We look forward to receiving your votes. 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact us at secretary@johnraesociety.com.

If you can attend the AGM, please register your name by emailing secretary@johnraesociety.com. This will allow us to send out the appropriate digital links and ensure we are quorate on the night.

We will also be giving a presentation about the progress of the project.  Our dedicated Project Manager, Sandra Deans, will be presenting some of the exciting highlights from our recent activity. We will also upload a recording of this report to the website after the AGM for those who cannot attend on the night.

Since March we have been meeting frequently via TEAMS with Rob Robinson from “Rob Robinson: Heritage Consulting”, with John Sanders from “Simpson and Brown: Architects” and with “Addyman Archaeology”. They have showed infinite patience and commitment for which we are very grateful . You will be able to hear the details in Sandra’s presentation. 

Finally, an appeal:

Do you have skills that can help the Society? We’re very keen to get additional, committed, new Trustees. We have some great skills on the current board but are looking for people to help us plug the gaps. So, if you have any experience in the following fields then please consider joining us.

  • Health and Safety and Facility Management
  • Catering with some retail
  • Archive and curation
  • Managing major restoration projects
  • PR and publicity

If you think you can help, then please mail secretary@johnraesociety.com to offer your services.

I look forward to seeing you online on the 25th. This will be a great opportunity to get more involved and hear about the progress that is being made on your behalf. So please attend/vote/comment, as your feedback is welcomed.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Kermode

Temp Chair of the Board of Trustees

Below are the documents for the AGM

Trustee elections -please see below for the application pack

Project Manager Report – To be added

Trustee application pack :

Video presentation of “The Role of the Charity Trustee”. – https://youtu.be/CDPADIPElec
Video presentation of “Advice for a first time Trustee” – https://youtu.be/fCRwsRYHOAk