An AGM is a yearly meeting that allows members – or shareholders in other types of companies – to vote on business issues, our financial performance, how we reward our team, and who’s appointed on our Board. It’s our members’ chance to have their say on how we’re run.
To make sure all members have a chance to vote, even if they can’t attend the AGM in person, we send out AGM packs, which includes a postal voting form. Alternatively you can vote online – just follow the instructions in your postal pack by entering the codes provided.
At the meeting, members hear from some of our Board about our performance over the previous year and how we’ve added value for them. We then invite all members who attend on the day to ask any questions they have about anything relating to the Society.
After the questions, members are asked to vote on our resolutions. These are the things we’re asking members to approve – like our financial report for the year, who our external auditors are, and reappointing the members of our Board. We count the votes and confirm which resolutions are passed.
Once the formal part of our AGM is over, we welcome the members who attend on the day to join us for a coffee and cake and the chance to talk to some of our team and the Board.