Buxton & District

AGM 2020 24th August VOTING RESULTS

24th August 2020

BUXTON AND DISTRICT U3A - RESULTS OF THE 2020 AGM VOTING

1. VOTING PAPERS RECEIVED

The total number of completed Voting Papers received by the end of the closing date (17th August) was 295.
Where voting numbers do not add up to 295, it is because one or more members declined to mark that item in any way on the Voting Paper. 70 members chose to vote by Proxy and the Chair allocated those votes as she saw fit.

2. ACCEPTANCE OF THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE 2019 AGM HELD ON 8 APRIL 2019

For: 281
Against 0:
Abstentions: 14
The minutes were ACCEPTED as an accurate record of the meeting.

3. ACCEPTANCE OF THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2019

For: 284
Against: 2
Abstentions: 9
The accounts were ACCEPTED.

4. RESOLUTIONS

i. SUBSCRIPTION MOVEMENT UP OR DOWN
Resolution from the Committee
“The Committee proposes that the membership rants an ongoing annual mandate for the subscription to be raised or lowered by up to £5 per annum, if the financial position indicates the need for this, without the requirement to obtain permission from the membership at an AGM or EGM.”

For: 242
Against: 43
Abstentions: 10
The resolution was ACCEPTED.

ii. FINANCIAL REPORTS AND ACCOUNTS ONTO THE WEBSITE
Resolution from the Committee

“It is agreed that by putting the financial report and accounts of the U3A for the preceding year on The Buxton and District U3A website at least 7 days before the Annual General Meeting, the Committee has discharged its obligations to present the report and accounts to each Annual General Meeting.”
For: 268
Against: 18
Abstentions: 7
The resolution was ACCEPTED..

iii. RESOLUTION FROM MEMBER ANN WEBB

The Resolution

a. “Groups which take money out of the collective Buxton & District U3A funds to pay for accommodation, equipment or similar, should pay an additional weekly subscription to cover these costs. This should be determined upon the basis of actual costs by the Treasurer.

For: 39
Against: 244
Abstentions: 8

If this is not acceptable….
b. The possibility of a sliding scale of basic subscription, depending on the number
of groups attended, should be agreed in principle at this AGM and a proposal put to the 2021 AGM.”

For: 41
Against: 235
Abstentions: 12

Both elements of the resolution were REJECTED.

5. ELECTIONS

EXAMINER OF ACCOUNTS

PREM KUMAR AS EXAMINER OF ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR 2020

For: 288
Against: 0
Abstentions: 5
Prem Kumar WAS APPOINTED Examiner of Accounts for the financial year 2020.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

ii. FIONA McINTOSH AS CHAIR

For: 286
Against: 0
Abstentions: 8
Fiona Mcintosh WAS APPOINTED Chair.
iii. ZAN HURST AS VICE CHAIR

For: 290
Against: 0
Abstentions: 4
Zan Hurst WAS APPOINTED Vice Chair.

iv. SUE VERNON AS BUSINESS SECRETARY

For: 288
Against: 0
Abstentions: 6
Sue Vernon WAS APPOINTED Business Secretary.

v. GWYNETH REES AS MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

For: 288
Against: 0
Abstentions: 6
Gwyneth Rees WAS APPOINTED Membership Secretary.

vi. ANDREW MATTHEWS AS GROUP LEADERS’ LIAISON

For: 289
Against: 0
Abstentions: 5
Andrew Matthews WAS APPOINTED Group Leaders’ Liaison.

vii. TINEKE BOSMA AS WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR

For: 288
Against: 0
Abstentions: 6
Tineke Bosma WAS APPOINTED Website Administrator.

viii. JEAN EVANSON AS GENERAL MEETINGS ORGANISER

For: 288
Against: 0
Abstentions: 6
Jean Evanson WAS APPOINTED General Meetings Organiser.

ix. MARGERY SHERWOOD AS OCCASIONAL HELPERS CO-0RDINATOR

For: 288
Against: 0
Abstentions: 6
Margery Sherwood WAS APPOINTED Occasional Helpers Co-ordinator.