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The 160th Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017 took place on Monday 27 February at Donnington Valley, Newbury at 11am.
Members who attended heard a summary from Chief Executive Roland Gardner and were given the opportunity to present questions to the board. The Society’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Emma Simms, presented an update on the Society’s Community and Charity programme.
By voting, members were able to decide who should be on the Society’s Board of Directors and also have their say on a number of resolutions.
The results were as follows:
|For||Against||Abstain/ Withheld||Total||In favour of resolution (excl. abstensions)|
|Approve Annual Report & Account||4,407||34||58||4,499||99.2%|
|Re-appoint KPMG as Auditors||4,272||161||66||4,499||95.4%|
|Re-elect John Parker||4,269||146||84||4,499||95.7%|
|Re-elect Lee Bambridge||4,261||143||95||4,499||95.8%|
|Elect Ronald Fitzgerald||4,243||152||104||4,499||96.5%|
|Approve Remuneration Report||4,001||328||169||4,499||92.4%|
*The figures read out at the AGM included abstentions.
This year, every vote made enabled the Society to support organisations and charities local to its branches. The Society donated 15p for every paper vote cast, 50p for every vote sent through its website and 50p for those who attended the AGM.
Over 4,400 members voted, raising £1,038.70 in total. This amount will be shared between the following eight charities: Helen and Douglas House, St Michael’s Hospice, Andover Mind, Prior’s Court School (Hermitage), The Newbury & District Cancer Care Trust, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Sue Ryder and Alzheimer’s Society.
Total monies raised: £1038.70
Postal votes: £518.70 (£0.15 per vote)
Online votes: £493.00 (£0.50 per vote)
In-attendance votes: £27.00 (£0.50 per vote).
Total votes: 4498