Events

Annual General Meeting 2017: Thursday 27 April 2017

Date: 27/04/2017
Event Time(s): 18:30

Location: The Nave at St Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG

Number of places left: 30

Price: £0.00 (Members) and £10.00 (non-members)

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

The Guild of Food Writers 2017 Annual General Meeting
on Thursday 27 April 2017
at The Nave at St Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
 
Registration 6.30pm
Meeting begins 7pm
Drinks and canapés 8pm to 9pm

Guests are more than welcome to join us for the reception
but please note that only members may attend the meeting itself.
There is no charge for members to attend the reception,
but we make a nominal charge of £10.00 per person for guests.
 
Places for the reception are limited so please book early.
 
The nearest stations are Bank (Central, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines and DLR) and Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines, Overground and Mainline Rail). For help planning your journey go to www.tfl.gov.uk.

Agenda

  1. President’s Welcome
  2. Minutes of 2016 AGM
  3. Secretary’s report – Felicity Cloake
  4. Treasurer's report and presentation of accounts – Laura Washburn Hutton
  5. Chair's report – Kate Hawkings
  6. Resolutions
  7. Results of committee election
  8. Any other business
 

The Annual General Meeting

It is important that as many of you as possible attend the Annual General Meeting. This is the opportunity for you, as members of the Guild to hear what has been happening during the last twelve months, for you to express views on Guild policies, and to raise issues that are of importance to you.
 
The Annual General Meeting has two other key purposes:


Debating and voting on resolutions proposed by members

If you have any resolutions for consideration at the meeting, please complete the relevant part of the form below and email it to the administrator, Jonathan Woods (jonathan@gfw.co.uk) by Thursday 6 April 2017.

The election of new Committee members

This year we have three vacancies on the Committee. Committee members are expected to attend at least six meetings per year. Meetings take place on average once a month, in central London, and tend to be about two hours long. Travel expenses (within reason) for attendance at meetings are paid for committee members from all parts of the UK.

Two members have completed their four-year term on the committee and one member has stood down so we are looking for three new committee members this year. 
 
Members of the Guild committee are responsible for all the Guild's activities from the awards and workshops to the website and newsletter and this includes everything from organisation to finding sponsors. 
 
To complement the talents of the current committee, we particularly encourage members to stand who have expertise in:
  • organising events and workshops; and
  • writing minutes. 

To nominate someone or stand for election yourself, please complete the relevant part of the form below and email it to the administrator, Jonathan Woods (jonathan@gfw.co.uk) by Thursday 6 April 2017.

If you would like to learn more about what is involved in serving on the Committee, or about any of the tasks detailed here, please contact our Chair, Kate Hawkings (katehawkings@gmail.com), Vice Chairs, Jayne Cross (jayne@jaynecross.com) and Angela Clutton (angelaclutton@yahoo.co.uk) or any other member of the Committee.

Attending the Annual General Meeting 

Please note: Under Rule 33 of the Guild's Constitution only fully paid-up members may attend the Annual General Meeting. If your subscription has not been paid please send remittance of £85 with this form as soon as possible.
 
To confirm your attendance at the Meeting and to book a place for the reception afterwards, please email jonathan@gfw.co.uk. Places for the reception are free for members and £10 for any guest; there are two ways to pay:
  • Internet banking: If you would like to use internet banking, the Guild's bank account is:
    HSBC Esher Branch
    Account name: The Guild of Food Writers
    Sort code 40-20-26
    Account number: 21142607
    Please quote your name as the reference when making a payment.
  • By cheque: Please send a cheque, made payable to the Guild of Food Writers, to
    Jonathan Woods
    The Guild of Food Writers
    255 Kent House Road
    Beckenham
    Kent BR3 1JQ.


Elections to the Committee

There are three vacancies on the committee this year.

If you would like to nominate a new committee member, or stand for election yourself, please complete and email the nomination paper below to the administrator, Jonathan Woods (jonathan@gfw.co.uk).

Nominations should reach the administrator no later than Thursday 6 April 2017.

If there is to be an election, ballot papers will be sent to members by Thursday 20 April 2017. Members can also vote in person at the Annual General Meeting. Officers will be elected at the first committee meeting held after the AGM.

Nominations for election to the Committee of the Guild of Food Writers at the Annual General Meeting 2017

Name of nominated person (please print name): 

Proposer (please print name): 

Seconder (please print name):

Candidates are asked to write two short statements:
  • One detailing their qualifications and interests and the roles that they think they could fulfil on the committee
  • Another detailing their views about the Guild and the issues that they regard as being most important to the Guild at the present time
 
As the form indicates, candidates are constitutionally required to have a proposer and seconder, both of whom are fully paid-up members of the Guild. Please contact Kate Hawkings, Angela Clutton or Jayne Cross for further information or clarification.

This form and the statements should be emailed to the administrator, Jonathan Woods (jonathan@gfw.co.uk).

Resolutions

If you have any resolutions for consideration at the AGM please email them to the administrator, Jonathan Woods (jonathan@gfw.co.uk) to arrive no later than Thursday 6 April 2017.

Notice of resolutions will be sent to members by Thursday 20 April 2017.

Amendments to resolutions must reach Jonathan Woods no later than Monday 24 April 2017.

Resolutions must have a proposer and a seconder, and both parties must be fully paid-up members of the Guild.

Resolutions for the Annual General Meeting 2017

Resolution: 







Proposer (please print name):

Seconder (please print name):

This form should be completed and emailed to the administrator, Jonathan Woods (jonathan@gfw.co.uk).

  

Directions: The nearest stations are Bank (Central, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines and DLR) and Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines, Overground and Mainline Rail). For help planning your journey go to www.tfl.gov.uk.



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