AGM 2018

Notice of the 208th Annual General Meeting

The 208th Annual General Meeting of the Swedenborg Society will be held on Saturday 10th November 2018 at 4.00 pm at Wellspring House, 25 Radcliffe New Road, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1LE

 for the following purposes:

  • To receive and consider the Report of the Council, the Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet and the Auditors’ Report thereon. 
  • To elect members to the Council (including the President, Vice-President and Honorary Treasurer).  Special notice has been received (in accordance with Section 293 (5) of the Companies Act 1985) of a proposal for the election of Andrew Bentley.
  • To reappoint the Auditors and to authorize the Council to fix their remuneration. 

We have to draw your attention to Articles of Association nos. 32, 35 and 36 which read as follows:

Article 32. At each Annual Meeting one third of the ordinary members of the Council for the time being, or if their number is not a multiple of three, then the number nearest to but not exceeding one-third shall retire from office, a retiring member of the Council shall retain office until the conclusion of the meeting or adjourned meeting at which he is due to retire.

Article 35. Any member of the Society who, except in the case of a Life Member or Honorary Life Member, has paid his subscription for the preceding calendar year, shall be eligible to serve on the Council provided either he be a retiring member of the Council who has offered himself for re-election to the Council; or he has signified his consent to nomination for election to the Council; the notice of nomination to be signed by two other members of the Society.  Such notice shall be delivered to the Society’s Administrator not later than 30 clear days previous to the General Meeting at which the election is to take place. Notice of the provisions of this and the next Article shall be sent by the Administrator at least 21 clear days previous to the date of the Annual Meeting to every member whose registered address is in the United Kingdom.

Article 36. If more persons offer themselves for election or re-election to the Council as ordinary members than there are vacancies, voting papers containing their names shall be sent to every member of the Society whose registered address is in the United Kingdom at least 21 clear days before the date of the General Meeting at which the election is to take place. The names of the Candidates for election shall be arranged in alphabetical order on the voting paper.  The retiring members of the Council offering themselves for re-election shall be identified as such upon the voting papers.  Voting papers shall be returned to the Registered Office of the Society or such other place within the United Kingdom as is specified for that purpose on the voting paper not later than noon on the day prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.

Nominations under Article 35 must reach the Society not later than the 22nd of October 2017.

By Order of the Council 

October 1st 2018

David Lister, Chairperson

A list of the present members of the Council is given below. Patrick Leonard Johnson, David Lister and Homero Aridjis are applying for re-election.

Dr David Lister (Chairperson)

Alexander John Morley (Hon. Treasurer)

Homero Aridjis (President)

John Cunningham (Vice President)

Revd Alan Cowley

Revd Frederick Charles Elphick

Patrick Leonard Johnson

Nigel Sutton

AGENDA

The 208th Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 10th November 2018 at 4.00 pm 

at Wellspring House, 25 Radcliffe New Road, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1LE

Doors will be open from 2.00 pm. 

BOOK LAUNCH and TALK at 3.00 pm. 

AGM at 4.00pm

Drinks and refreshments will be served.

Chairperson: David Lister

AGENDA

  1. The Notice convening the Meeting.
  2. Apologies for absence and correspondence.
  3. The Minutes of the 207th Annual General Meeting.
  4. The Report of the Council for the 12 months ended 31st December 2017.
  5. The Auditors’ Report.
  6. The Accounts and Balance Sheet made up to 31st December 2017.
  7. Discussion on the Report and Accounts.
  8. The adoption of the Report and Accounts.
  9. Election of the President for the ensuing year.  
  10. Under Article 30, the Council will nominate Homero Aridjis as President.
  11. Election of the Vice-President for the ensuing year.  
  12. Under Article 30, the Council will nominate John Cunningham as Vice-President.
  13. Election of the Honorary Treasurer for the ensuing year.  
  14. Under Article 30, the Council will nominate Alexander John Morley as Honorary Treasurer.
  15. Election of members of the Council for the ensuing year. The members retiring under Article 32 are: Patrick Leonard Johnson, David Lister and Homero Aridjis. All have put their names forward for re-election. Nomination of Andrew Bentley as ordinary Council member.
  16. Appointment and remuneration of the Auditors.

2017 ANNUAL REPORT

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MINUTES FROM THE 207th AGM

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