The Gazette AGM 2024

Join us for our one-year anniversary party and first Annual General Meeting (AGM)!

Photo of New Walk, Leicester

Our anniversary party and AGM will be an opportunity to learn more about the work of The Gazette in a relaxed and private setting and meet some of those involved.

Expect interesting updates from The Gazette team – from what we've been up to to how our finances are looking – plus the opportunity to meet and discuss with other members and supporters to help shape our decisions on key challenges facing our paper.

All are welcome to attend, but only members can vote.

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Important: Please RSVP by emailing events@greatcentralgazette.org. We have limited capacity at the venue. Members get priority access.

Details

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2024
Time: 6pm
AGM duration: 1-1.5 hours
Location: Soft Touch Arts, 50 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 6TF

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The AGM will coincide with our anniversary party, running until 9pm. There will be food and drink, live music and the opportunity to meet lots of new people.

The important bit

Resolutions can be submitted at least ten working days before the AGM. Members will be notified of new proposed resolutions at least two Clear Days before AGM. Resolutions can be sent to info@greatcentralgazette.org.

The complete Rules of the Great Central Gazette Limited are available here for reference.

We will use a one-member, one-vote method for these resolutions.

If you are a member and cannot attend, you can appoint a proxy to speak and vote on your behalf. The proxy need not be a member. To appoint a proxy, the member should provide a valid appointment in writing to info@greatcentralgazette.org at least two working days before the AGM.

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Progress Update
  3. Opportunities for general questions
  4. Formal start of AGM
  5. Confirmation of quorum
  6. Appointment of Chair
  7. Establishing our editorial direction
  8. Ordinary Resolution: Affirm the Ethical Fundraising Policy
  9. Extraordinary Resolution: Change the Rules to allow organisational members
  10. Closing

Process

  • Checking quorum: Membership status will be confirmed at the event.
  • Voting: We intend to vote by show of hands. An Extraordinary Resolution is one passed by a majority of not less than 75% of votes cast at a general meeting, and an Ordinary Resolution is one passed by a simple majority of votes cast.

What is an AGM?

AGM stands for Annual General Meeting. It's where we make big decisions about the future of The Gazette. Anyone can attend, but only members can vote.

Is it boring?

Most AGMs are, but ours isn't! We're interested in having real, meaningful conversations with our members and readers. Your feedback matters.

Is attendance compulsory for members?

No, but we'd love to have you there! This is our biggest event of the year.

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