Kent Ramblers AGM 2022

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10.15am Start logging in

10.30am Annual General Meeting

12.30pm Finish

Draft Minutes of 2021 AGM

You can read the draft minutes of the 2021 AGM here.

 

Agenda

Date: 5 February 2022

Venue: Zoom Online Meeting (to attend you need to email your name, membership number and postcode to AGM@kentramblers.org.uk by 30 January so that we can send you a link to join the meeting)

1. Welcome and Introduction – Robert Campbell, Area Chairman

2. To approve Minutes of the 37th AGM held on 6 February 2021 (see panel on left)

3. To receive the Annual Report

4. To receive and approve the Annual Accounts and Treasurer’s Report for the year ended 30 September 2021

5. To consider the following motion:

“This AGM approves the submission of a motion to General Council in broadly the following terms:

‘This General Council believes that the effectiveness of the Ramblers is being significantly diminished by poor communication, failure of meaningful consultation on nationally driven initiatives and lack of openness in debate on these initiatives.  It therefore calls upon the Board

     to bring about substantial improvements in these areas;

    to set up a process to ensure that all stakeholders, including those in Areas and Groups, are given adequate notice of planned initiatives and are fully and meaningfully consulted before decisions are made and

    to draw up and publish measures for monitoring its success in doing so and to share the results with Areas and Groups.’

The Area Officers are authorised to make such amendments as they deem desirable to render the motion more effective or more likely to be passed by General Council, after consulting Area Council as far as is reasonably practicable.”

If the motion is approved it will be submitted for consideration by General Council along with a background note.  A draft of that background note can be viewed to give an indication of why Area Council decided that such a motion should be put to the AGM.  The AGM is not being asked to vote on the background note.

It would be helpful if any questions about the motion are sent in advance of the AGM to AGM@kentramblers.org.uk so that responses can be prepared.

6. To elect the Honorary Officers and other Members of the Area Council:

Honorary Officers

Members

Chairman
Vice Chairmen (2)
Secretary
Treasurer
Representatives of individual members (max 5)
Representatives of Affiliated Clubs (max 5)

Voting: Nominations for elections may be sent to the Secretary until 29 January 2022.

Note: The Area Council consists of the Honorary Officers and Members above, representatives from each local Group (appointed by the local Group Committee) and co-opted members including post holders appointed by Area Council.

7. To appoint two delegates to the Ramblers’ General Council on 9 April 2022 at the Birmingham NEC

8. To appoint an Independent Examiner

9. Updates on current issues

a. "Public Rights of Way Work with Connie Nolan

a. "Lost Ways" Project with Colin Sefton

b. "Named Walks" Project with Robert Peel

d. "Words of Introduction" from the new Chairman

d. Competition Winner

10. Date and place of 2022 AGM

11. Open Forum/Questions

12. Online quiz "Castles and Forts of Kent"

We aim to finish by 12:30 pm.