A.C.W.S.
Ltd (UK)
ACWS Ltd

NOTICE OF 2018 AGM

The American Civil War Society Ltd (a company limited by guarantee, number 2610962) hereby gives NOTICE that it's AGM will be held on Saturday 1st December 2018, starting at 1pm prompt at the Rubery & Rednal Royal British Legion, 64 New Road, Rubery, Birmingham, B45 9HY.

If you are a current member and have any nominations for posts of Directors or Army Commanders of the Society and/or you have any agenda items appropriate for the AGM, then put them in writing as soon as possible addressed to The Secretary ACWS Ltd, PO Box 270, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 9BX. These MUST be received at this location by NO LATER than Monday 1st October 2018.

Nominations for other than existing post holders have to be signed by the nominee and proposed by at least one other current member, who must also sign the nomination. The nominee may submit a short address for circulation to the membership to support their candidature.

The current directors standing for re-election as at the date of this notice are:

  • Chairman: Michael Smart
  • Secretary: Linda Reed
  • Treasurer: Ian Morris
  • Membership: Claire Morris
  • Webmaster: Mike Bussey
  • Health & Safety: Martin Cross

The current two Army Commanders are standing for re-election as at the date of this notice:

  • Federal Commander: Tim Davies
  • Confederate Commander: Glenn Gibson

Peter Holt (Events), Val Holt (Communications) and Viv Corbishley (2017 International / No Portfolio) are all standing down.

The post for the 2017 International / No Portfolio is being retired therefore no nominations are being sought for this position

The post of Marketing Director is to be reinstated. Nominations for this post will be welcomed as per above.

Once relevant inputs have been received, the AGM Agenda can be put together and the appropriate documentation sent to you before the AGM.

Please note, only current members of ACWS are entitled to vote at the AGM or to submit proxy forms. Members who wish to attend the meeting are asked to bring their membership cards to the AGM to help validation, admission and/or voting if necessary.

For and on behalf of the Board,

Linda Reed
Company Secretary and Director
27th August 2018

NB:
Electronic delivery of Agenda and voting slips. We will seek to send all the AGM paperwork to all those of you who have e-mail addresses electronically by that means (to cut down on printing and postages) and post only to those who currently have no e-mail address or who have specifically opted-out of e-voting. PLEASE NOTE, your Webmaster has devised a secure way for you to deliver your Proxy Vote electronically. This will save everybody a lot of time & cost of postages. If you are coming to the AGM, you will NOT be voting electronically (or by post). However, you all need to make sure either Mike Bussey or Claire Morris have your correct, up-to-date e-mail address for this to happen. If you fail to do this then you will not get the AGM papers or proxy vote form, will you? Make sure we have the right information by NO LATER than Saturday 29th September 2018.