The formal notice was sent to members, including those who have signed up in 2020, by email on 5 November and reads as follows:
Dear Members and friends of NFN,
Please accept this letter as formal notice of our belated 2020 AGM which will be held by Zoom on Wed 9 December 2020 at 7pm. Tim Regan, a member of the SG, will act as our host. To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org (note the understroke between Tim and Regan!) by Saturday 14 November 2020. You will then be sent the link to join the meeting and any additional papers.
In these complicated times it is so much harder to keep in meaningful contact. Many of us are on a steep learning curve to develop ways of keeping in touch using digital means. It is all the more important therefore that we get a good turnout at our AGM to consider the future of the network. Though the AGM is primarily for members we warmly welcome all our interested friends as observers.
We need your active support to think about the Network’s focus and its place within the Society of Friends and this will be the main business of our AGM. We look forward to meet many of you there.
Please notify Gisela with nominations for Steering group and clerk, suggestions and any other business by 14/11/2020: email@example.com
With best wishes
Gisela Creed (clerk)
1 Annual report including updates on: website, newsletter and finance, membership
2 Minutes of last Meeting (30/03/19)
3 Simple amendments to Constitution
4 The Future of the Network, discussion, introduced by David Boulton (paper)
a. aims and structure of the network
b. conferences/other activities etc (suggestions welcome)
5 Membership arrangements
6 Appointment of steering group and clerk
At present the following members of the steering group are willing to continue: Trevor Bending (website), Piers Maddox (Treasurer and newsletter), Roger Warren Evans (membership), Gisela Creed as ordinary member, and Tim Regan. Wishing to stand down at the AGM after long service are: David Boulton, Keith Ryecroft and Sarah Siddle, David Parlett resigned already in August 2020, and your clerk wishes to hand over this role. This leaves 4-5 vacancies to be filled by volunteers who can play an active role and a proposal for clerk.
7 Any other business
The Steering Group 2019-20: David Boulton, Trevor Bending (website), Gisela Creed (clerk), Piers Maddox (treasurer and newsletter), David Parlett (formerly newsletter editor and membership), Tim Regan, Keith Rycroft, Sarah Siddle, Roger Warren Evans (membership).