Thursday, 27 March 2014

Notice of AGM & draft revised Articles of Association

The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The 52nd Annual General Meeting of The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust will be held at West Lavington Village Hall, Sandfield, West Lavington, SN10 4HL, on Saturday 17th May 2014, commencing at 10.30am, to conduct the following business:

Ordinary Resolutions:
1.       To receive and adopt the Board of Trustees’ Report and Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2013 (to be published on (follow news link) by 1st May 2014.)

2.       To elect Members to be Trustees

2.1.   Terry Mundy, Pauline King and Rob Dean are to retire in accordance with Articles 50 and 51 of the Trust’s Articles of Association.  They, being eligible, offer themselves for re-election.  (Note: The above three persons make up the number of annual retirees required by Article 50 of the Trust’s Articles of Association)

2.2 Nominations for election to the Board of Trustees:
There are some vacancies.  The Board of Trustees has a policy of continuous recruitment to ensure that it has access to the skills and experience to run a modern heritage-based charity.  Properly authorised and seconded nominations are invited from among the Trust membership for persons to sit as Trustees and Directors of the Trust.  Nomination forms are available from the Trust Administrator (01380 721279)

3.       To endorse changes to the Articles of Association of the Trust as follows:

3.1   To resolve to adopt the revised “Objects” of the Trust as published HERE and notified to members in April 2014.

3.2   To authorise Council to seek approval by the Charity Commissioners, of the draftArticles of Association of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust as published and notified to members in April 2014

The full draft articles of association will be available by 1st April 2014.  Please visit then click ‘News’ followed by ‘Trust Council news’.  Printed copies will be available on application to the Trust Administrator on 01380 721279.   The draft minutes of the AGM2013 and the agenda for the 2014 AGM will be published on the Trust website by 1stMay.
By Order of the Board of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

Daisy Mundy Company Secretary
A member entitled to attend and vote may appoint a proxy to attend and vote in his/her stead. Proxy nomination forms are available from the Trust Administrator (01380 721279)

Registered in England and Wales: No 726331
Registered Charity: No CC209206

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Trust Council Minutes for February 2014

Trust Council met on 11 February 2014.  The Council discussed interim financial results for 2013 which showed both an encouraging result and the value of the budget system introduced last year.

Council also considered progress on the Crofton project.  Work to identify a Project Development Officer was under way and some good candidates had been identified.  Council was pleased to welcome Peter Turvey from the Crofton team who is leading the project board and will attend Trust Council in future.

Trust Council also discussed a major revision of the Trust's Memorandum & Articles of Association.  A new set of charitable objects were agreed for publication in the April Butty and subsequent resolution at the Trust AGM in May.

The minutes of the meeting are available HERE