The Annual General Meeting of Focal for 2019 is planned for Monday 23-Sep-19 from 7:30 pm at Church House.
Copies of the Report and Accounts for 2018/19, together with the minutes of the 2018 AGM and an Agenda for the 2019 meeting will be sent to all Friends of the Library who are eligible to attend.
Nominations to the Executive take place at the AGM and we need some new members to bring a different perspective and new ideas to the board. Nominations for those under 18 are allowed under our Constitution and are welcome to give us as broad an age range as possible.
No need to book; just come along.
Liz Wingrove has been elected as Chairman of Focal, replacing Keith R Mitchell who stood down after six years in that role although remaining a member of the Executive.
Two Executive members retired at the AGM: Chrissie Garrett and Angela Everett while one new member, David Griffiths was elected. Grateful thanks were extended to Chrissie and to Angela for their significant contribution to Focal over quite a few years. David is a most welcome addition to the Executive as a hard-working community activist with boundless energy.
We also lost Bobbie Howard who had coordinated our volunteers although not being a member of the Executive. We need to find a replacement for her and there is room on the Executive for co-opted members to join us.
Liz Wingrove said “I am pleased to take on the role of Chairman of Focal if not a little daunted. We have a challenging task in raising almost £10,000 pa to maintain our library opening hours. I see the library and Church House as an essential community hub; something we should be very proud to have in Adderbury. As Chairman, I want to see the profile of the library and the building raised, usage increased and our support base strengthened. We have less than 100 members of Focal in a village with a population of nearly 3,000. So come on, Adderbury, there are lots of ways to support our community and I hope to meet you during my term.”
The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Community of Adderbury Library will be held at Church House from 7:30 pm on Monday 25 September 2017.
The annual report and accounts will be presented and open to questions from members of the charity.
Nominations will be invited before the meeting for election to the Executive Committee where there are spaces for nine elected members as well as the four nominated by Oxfordshire County Council (2), Cherwell District Council (1) and Adderbury Parish Council (1).
Notice of the meeting together with the Report and Accounts will be circulated to members by e-mail (or snail-mail for those without e-mail). Nomination forms for the Executive will be available from the secretary.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Community of Adderbury Library on Tuesday 27 September 2016 from 7:30 pm at Church House, Adderbury
Keith R Mitchell, Chairman, Friends of Adderbury Library
Phone: 01295 811257 e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org