The continuing restrictions due to Covid-19 will once again prevent us from holding our AGM in the normal way. In accordance with the latest advice from the Charity Commission, we have therefore decided to cancel the 2021 AGM. We considered the option of a remote meeting, but on balance decided that this would not be a practical alternative.
We must however continue to follow the rules of the society which include the election of committee members and officers for the coming year and an annual report of our accounts. The AGM is also a time when we ask for new volunteers to join our committee.
There has been one change to the committee since last year. Sophia Hobbs, stood down and one new member, Ian Evans volunteered to take her place. He was therefore co-opted as a new committee member.
Given the current circumstances the existing committee members will be reappointed for a further year. In addition, to avoid the need for a formal vote, any new volunteers who wish to join this year will be co-opted by the committee.
We know that two members will be leaving this year as they are relocating out of the area, so please let us know if you would be interested in volunteering to replace them and join our committee.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, doorstep collection of subscriptions was suspended. However, a substantial number of members paid subscriptions and made additional donations by bank transfer. Also thanks to a nomination by Wycombe Wanderers, the Society received a significant donation from The Football Association, .
This covered our annual running costs (primarily the cost of keeping the grass cut and public liability insurance) and as a result the society remains financially heathy.
A report of our accounts has been prepared in the usual way by our treasurer, Phil Stagg.
We hope you agree with and support our decision to cancel the AGM. Assuming restrictions are removed we will consider holding a GM later in the year. This will be reviewed at our committee meetings, currently being held remotely.
If you have any concerns about our decision to cancel the AGM please let our secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) and chair (email@example.com) know.
Thank you for your continuing support.