Annual General Meeting 2021

Update: March 2021

The Executive Committee has decided that, due to Covid restrictions, the AGM will be held via Zoom in June and not face to face hosted by the North West District as originally planned (proposed date is Saturday 19th June). The North West District will host next year’s AGM (proposed date Saturday 25th June) and South Midlands in 2023 (Host District dates in Rule 6 adjusted here). All being well everything will be back to some normality regarding ringing and socialising by then, but it was felt that a decision should be made now to stop uncertainty.

Also because this year’s AGM is to be held by Zoom it was felt that a fair debate on the proposed rule changes would not be possible and therefore the debate and decision on the rule changes would be moved back to the AGM next year. All other proposed business will be dealt with at this AGM.

AGM 2021 - Saturday 19th June at 10 am. Zoom details available nearer the time.

Annual General Meeting 2020 - Cancelled

22/04/20: Due to the continuing restrictions on gatherings, the Ladies’ Guild AGM in June 2020 is cancelled. As the Coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented event with no certain indication of time for a “return to normal”, the Executive Committee are deciding a way forward for this year and this will be communicated soon.

2019 Annual Report

Due to the unprecedented situation in early 2020 re: Covid-19 Pandemic, the Annual General Meeting for 2020 was cancelled, and the proposed venue and meeting rearranged to be held in June 2021.

All subsequent A.G.M. Host District dates were moved to the following year (see Rule 6 here).

Therefore this Annual Report, was not adopted and the following arrangements were made by the Compiler: one hard copy posted to each Guild Officer, District Secretary, with one supplementary copy to the usual interested parties; an abridged electronic version (omitting the Treasurer's report) was sent to the Webmistress.

Margaret Ingman, Annual Report Compiler.

A pdf file of Annual Report is available here. Note that the Treasurer's Report is omitted from this version, please contact the Treasurer directly if you would like a copy of her report.

Annual General Meeting 2019

National Guild officers 2019-2020 - Elections at the National AGM

At the National AGM at Clarborough on Saturday 22nd June 2019 Helen Webb's three year stint as national president came to an end and Alison Williams was elected for the next three years.

The following tribute to Helen was read out.

Helen has worked extremely hard for the Guild in the last three years with a mission to raise the level of confidence in ringing among our members. She has organised herself, and got others to arrange, Quarter Peal Days at St Cement Danes in London and weekends in Liverpool and Halifax as well as training days in conducting. She has travelled widely to visit all the districts and to get to know us and for us to know her. She has also encouraged us to work with our neighbouring districts and helped us to think about our own contributions to the Guild.

So, THANK YOU Helen. We will do our best to keep up the good work. Enjoy your retirement!

All the current holders of national posts were re-elected on a one year basis with just one change. Helen Webb resigned as Central Council representative and Alison Williams has taken up the place in her capacity as Guild President.

Janet Stevenson (Guild Archivist)

Annual General Meeting 2019 details here

Earlier AGMs

Annual General Meeting 2018 details here

Annual General Meeting 2017 details here

Minutes of Annual General Meetings from previous years are also available:

2019 (draft) 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

2010 2009 2008 2007