Accounts and our Annual General Meeting Join us for our online AGM on Friday 18th September 2020 at 12 noon. During the event we will be reviewing the year, approving the 2019/20 accounts, approving changes to our Trustee board and looking ahead to our future embracing positives from our current new ways of working. The mass gathering restrictions currently in place as a result of the pandemic unfortunately mean we won't be able to meet for our AGM at the Centre as we would in normal circumstances. This year's event will take place using Zoom. As a member-led organisation, the AGM is your opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions and vote so we would encourage you to book a place for this Zoom event. When you book a place you will have the opportunity to submit a question that you would like answering during the event. The event is free and all are welcome. Book a place, your e-mail booking confirmation will provide you the link to use on the day. If you don't receive this for any reason, or you have difficulty booking please call 01244 678619 or e-mail [email protected] Following the AGM a fun virtual quiz will be held - so have your pen and paper at the ready! AGM Agenda The business of the meeting will be to: Approve the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting Apologies for absence Review of the Year Receive and approve the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2020 Approve the re-appointment of Trustee Directors John Brierley Justin Clayton Wendy Faulkner Approve appointment of new Trustees Jo Phipson Michael Robinson Authorise the Trustees to appoint an Examining Accountant for the year ending March 2021 Answers to members submitted questions Any other business Are you a member? If you are a member we would encourage you to attend the AGM. Have your opportunity to ask questions and use your opportunity to vote. Voting will be carried our using online polls during the meeting. If you are unable to attend or you don't wish to vote on the day, please vote by proxy by completing and returning the form below. Proxy voting form Changes to the Trustee Board Our Trustees serve on the board for a limited time before coming up for re-election. This year we have three members of the board who are due for re-election they are: John Brierley, a member who has MS, Wendy Faulkner, a Carer of a member with MS and Justin Clayton, a HR professional. We are also officially welcoming two new board members to increase our financial experience on our board - Jo Phipson who works in the banking sector and Michael Robinson who works in accountancy - both have years of financial experience. Michael Robinson will also be taking over the role of Treasurer, a role that Lorraine Dodd our Chair has been covering for the last few years. Our Accounts Please find below a copy of our 2019-20 Accounts and our 2019 AGM draft minutes. 2019-20 Accounts 2019 AGM draft minutes Our Accountants Champion Accountants have been been providing their services to the Centre for a number of years. It is proposed that they continue to act as our accountants, overseeing the production and audit of our end of year accounts next year.