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Dear Orkneycommunities.co.uk membership,

Orkneycommunities.co.uk is once again holding an online AGM, which will take place at http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/AGM/

Agenda items, timescale, and voting process

 Standing agenda items are

1. Report of last AGM
2. Chairperson's report
3. Financial report
4. Election of committee
5. Appointment of Examiner of Accounts

Notification of additional agenda items

Due to the bature of the online AGM there is no AOCB section, and therefore all items for discussion are listed as a separate agenda item. 

Additional agenda items were to be notified to enquiries@vaorkney.org.uk by 30th July 2023.

Discussion of agenda items

Thereafter the AGM will commence and discussion will take place for one week on agenda items for the w/c 31st July 2023 i.e. until end of 6th August 2023.

During this time amendments to agenda items can be notified.

Voting on agenda items

If necessary, voting will then take place for one week on the Agenda items and any amendments notified for w/c 7th August 2023 i.e. until 14th August 2023. Members will be reminded of this at the time if voting is necessary.

Registration of attendance

To participate please register your acceptance or otherwise of the agenda items present from 31st July 2023 onwards by placing a comment at the item, identifying yourself and your group. Participation is encouraged to ensure the Online AGM is quorate. 

Each Group which is a member of Orkneycommunities.co.uk (i.e. has an orkneycommunities.co.uk website) has one vote, and is strongly encouraged to use it!

Election of committee

Members are also encouraged to become a member of the orkneycommunities.co.uk Management Committee. All nominations to Committee are to be received by end 6th August 2023, with all member organisations of orkneycommunities.co.uk eligible to nominate a representative to stand for the Management Committee. 

The current committee has 5 voting members, with up to 12 voting members allowed by our constitution. The five existing members will be going forward for re-election. In the event of there being more than 12 nominations the committee membership will be determined by a vote during the AGM.

The current committee membership is:

Steven Heddle (webmaster and acting chair)
Walter Gorman (Orkney Association of Youth Clubs, vice chair)
Dennis Bichan (Kirkwall Kayak Club)
Brian Budge (RBL Kirkwall)
Andrew Leslie (Holm Sailing Club)

Secretariat and Treasurer provided by VAO

Ideas and suggestions

Members are encouraged to contact the webmaster at any time with suggestions on how to improve Orkneycommunities.co.uk, to report problems, or to request training on how to use the system. Please contact Steven Heddle on 877119 or email steven@kw15.co.uk

Change of details

If your contact details for web administrator or treasurer for invoicing have changed please send updated details to Anne Stacey at VAO, finance@vaorkney.org.uk

Best wishes,

Steven Heddle, for the committee.

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