BFS AGM and application for prospective Trustees

Beltane 2016 by Dan Mosley

Even though the Beltane Fire Festival is over, the work of the Society’s Board of Trustees continues throughout the year.

The Beltane Fire Society Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 2pm on Sunday 12th June 2016 at the Calton Centre, 121 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5EP. This is a CLOSED MEETING for existing BFS members only. It is not a festival-related Open Meeting, a big blether or a social event.

If you, as a BFS member, have any items you would like to be raised for membership discussion or voting at this meeting, please let us know by emailing chair[at]beltane[dot]org

Any items to be raised for a membership vote should be submitted no later than 21 days before the AGM (Sunday 22nd May 2016), in order to be circulated to the membership for consideration and discussion.

The main item on the agenda is the election/re-election of the Board of Trustees. All year round the BFS Board keep the Society running with various jobs and projects – this is your chance to be a part of that.

If you would like to register your interest in putting yourself forward for election at the AGM, please familiarise yourself with the BFS Articles of Association, Memorandum of Association and Board Responsibilities, then complete and return this brief questionnaire to chair[at]beltane[dot]org by Friday 3rd June 2016 for email distribution to the membership no later than one week before the AGM.

If you are a member of our Society and would like to vote but will not be able to attend the AGM, you can choose a proxy (someone to vote on your behalf). In order for this to happen, please email chair[at]beltane[dot]org with your name and your proxy’s name before 1pm on Friday 10th June. Your voting slip will then be handed to them on their arrival. Your proxy can only vote on behalf of one person so please do not ask someone who has already agreed to proxy for someone else. Your proxy cannot be running for election to the Board.

The agenda and other documentation will be circulated via our members-only mailing list. If you aren’t sure whether or not you’re on this list, please email chair[at]beltane[dot]org as soon as possible to check or be added to the list.

The official Facebook event page for the BFS AGM 2016 can be found HERE.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Photo of Beltane 2016 by Dan Mosley

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