Annual General Meeting 2018

Moving Forward Group – Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018

The dates of Moving Forward Group’s AGM have been confirmed by the outgoing Chairman, and Committee Members, to be the period 19th to the 23rd March 2018. Voting will take place by SMS text message between 3pm 22nd March, and 3pm 23rd March.

Moving Forward is a peer group with a low hierarchy of leadership. We intend to develop and maintain our progress by individuals taking leadership of certain issues, with other members willingly supporting them.

Candidates

All members are eligible to put themselves forward for any of the Committee positions.

Candidates for selection to the Committee must prepare, and publish, a personal statement/manifesto by Sunday 18th March 2018. This should specify;

• the role that the candidate desires to undertake,

• their vision for Moving Forward, and

• any relevant experience & skills that they can use to benefit the committee.

Canvassing

All members (this includes candidates) must act with goodwill towards each other, and maintain our group agreement. The committee is an opportunity for taking responsibility and giving leadership to Moving Forward’s members.

The Candidates’ personal statement/manifestos will be distributed via all Moving Forward channels. Can Candidates please confirm in their’ personal statement/manifestos, that they are happy for their personal statement/manifesto to be published on our website http://www.movingforwardgroup.org. It will not be posted by that means unless they allow it.

Candidates will be able to present their personal statement/manifesto at any, or all Group meetings during the period Monday 19th March through to Thursday 22nd March. These are;

Monday 19th March

• Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Place, Bingley BD16 2PR.

o 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Bingley Group Meeting (Men).

Tuesday 20th March

• Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Place, Bingley BD16 2PR.

o 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Project Support Group Meeting.

Wednesday 21st March

• Sue Belcher Community Centre, 106 Bracken Bank Avenue, BD22 7AE.

o 9:30am-11:30am – WOMEN’s Group.

• Bradford Deaf Community Association, 25 Hallfield Road, Bradford, BD1 3RP.

o 9:15am-11:00am – WOMEN’s Group.

o 11:15am-12:45pm – MIXED Group.**

o 1:00pm-2:45pm MEN’s Group.

Thursday 22nd March

o All Saints Church, Highfield Lane, Keighley BD21 2DH.

o 9:15am-11:00am – WOMEN’s Group.

o 11:15am-12:45pm – MIXED Group.**

o 1:00pm-2:45pm MEN’s Group.

Voting

Voting can commence from 3pm on Thursday 22nd March until 3pm on Friday 23rd March.

Members will have the following votes;

o three votes per member to elect the Committee’s Officers. One vote for each of the following roles,

o Chair,

o Treasurer, and

o Secretary.

o one vote per member to elect a regular committee member.

Votes will be by SMS text message on 22nd March after the Keighley meeting. The telephone number for voting will be publicised later. Votes will be counted, and the results announced on after 3pm on the 23rd March.

AGM 2018 Agenda

** The formal part of the AGM will take place during the 11:15am-12:45pm – MIXED Groups at Bradford & Keighley as above.

Running order of AGM:

o Speeches by current committee members;

o Alan Wilson – Founder.

o Mark Watson – Chairman.

o Annual report;

o Simon Reynolds – Secretary.

o Paul Skinner – Projects Manager

  • Intention to form Moving Forward Group Community Interest Company (CIC).

o Agree Moving Forward Group Constitution 2018;

o Previous constitution has been modified to support Moving Forward Group’s expansion and diversification of membership.

o Candidates to present their manifestos.

o Serving Committee members to stand down;

o Current committee members to offer resignations in preparation for the election of the new committee.

o The resignations to be effective following the count of the votes for the new committee after 3pm on Friday 23nd March.

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