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Date: 1st September 2018

Location: Edinburgh

Calling Notice Brigade Council – 1 September 2018
Formal notice regarding this year’s Brigade Council 2018 can be read here..

Any proposed amendments to the motions should be sent to the Brigade Secretary at Brigade HQ to arrive no later than 9.00am on Friday 25th May 2018.

Please see the Gazette and website (http://leaders.boys-brigade.org.uk/council.htm) for further details of the Brigade Conference event of which the AGM forms a part. Please do make every effort to attend this important meeting.

Brigade Council 2018 – Annual General Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of THE BOYS’ BRIGADE will be held at theHilton Grosvenor Hotel, Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF on Saturday 1st September at 2pm to consider the following business:

AGM Agenda

  1. To receive the Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 together with the Reports of the Brigade Executive and Auditors thereon.
  2. To confirm the annual capitation fee for 2018/19 session as agreed at Brigade Council in Manchester on 2nd September 2017 and to fix the annual capitation fees for the 2019/20 session.
  3. To re- appoint Whiting and Partners as the independent auditors of The Boys’ Brigade until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting and to authorise the Brigade Executive to fix their remuneration.
  4. To appoint Brigade Office-bearers for Session 2018/19 as will be proposed by the Brigade Executive.
  5. To consider and if thought fit, approve the following Motion in the name of the Brigade Executive as a Special Resolution (requiring a majority of 75% of those voting)

    To amend the Articles of Association by:
    (i)  deleting Article 35.3.3; and
    (ii) amending Article 59.5 by deleting the words “all their meetings held  within a period of six consecutive months and the Trustees resolve that his or her office be vacated” and substituting in place thereof the words “three consecutive meetings of the Trustees without due reason.”

  6. To consider, and if thought fit, approve the following Motions in the name of the Brigade Executive as Ordinary Resolutions (requiring a simple majority of those voting)

    (i) Council authorises and instructs Brigade Executive to amend Brigade Regulations to the effect that “Leader” and “Leaders” shall be as defined in Section FOUR (Leadership Regulations) of Brigade Regulations and to make such further consequential changes as may be required to achieve consistency in referring to the adult members of the Brigade.  (Please see note below)

    (ii) Council authorises and instructs Brigade Executive to amend Brigade Regulations to substitute where appropriate references to “Boys” and “girls” with the term “Young People” and to make such further consequential changes as may be required. 

    (iii) To delete existing Regulation 81.3.3 and to insert in substitution as follows: “ 81.3.3 If the Brigade Executive member or Regional Committee member cannot attend a Brigade Council meeting s/he may      appoint in writing as proxy another person attending Brigade Council to vote on his/her behalf;                     or      exercise her/his vote by post or such other method as may be in accordance with procedures                       adopted for voting and duly notified with the notice of meeting.”

    (iv) Council authorises and instructs Brigade Executive to amend Brigade Regulations to delete the requirement to notify Brigade Council business in the Gazette and instead to make electronic notification to companies the primary requirement for notice whilst retaining provisions for notice by post or in the Gazette as a secondary form of notice to members, to make specific provision for the last dates for notice of motions and amendments, to substitute “12 noon” for “9.00am” twice in Regulation 83, and to make such further amendments as may be considered necessary or desirable to give effect to this intention.
  7. Feedback on proposals to reduce the size of the Brigade Executive followed by discussion.
  8. Accountable Autonomy – report from Brigade Executive regarding the Northern Ireland District  Motion approved in 2017.
  9. To transact any other lawful business.

By order of the Brigade Executive

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