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SoA @ Home: AGM 2021

18 November @ 17:00 - 18:30 GMT

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Join us for our AGM and Social on Thursday 18 November from 5pm.

We want as many members as possible to be able to take part in the 2021 Society of Authors’ AGM. Following the success of the 2020 AGM, run online for the first time, this year’s will take place on Zoom from 17.00

Our wish is to allow access to as many members as possible at the AGM, which will be once again conducted online. Members will be able to participate electronically as explained in notes, which will be sent to you once you have registered.

Your vote and participation remain important to us. You are encouraged to participate in the meeting electronically, or appoint a proxy, and register a voting instruction in advance of the AGM. Resolutions will be put to a vote via electronic polls, as we did last year.

As a part of the electronic participation in the AGM, members will have access to the full meeting, including responses to questions submitted in advance.

If you cannot join us on the day, you can appoint a proxy and register your voting instructions in advance of the AGM. If you join us online you will have access to the full meeting, including responses to questions submitted in advance.
If you need to appoint a proxy to vote at the meeting on your behalf, proxy forms are available from the SoA on request – email info@societyofauthors.org

The AGM will also be an opportunity to welcome newly elected members of the Management Committee.

AGM Programme:

  • An introduction by Joanne Harris, Chair of the Management Committee, the SoA’s ‘Year in Review’ video, and a report on SoA’s activities during 2021.
  • Report of elections to the Management Committee.
  • To consider and, if thought fit, to pass the following Resolutions:

*Members will need to login to the website to access the minutes and annual report.

Resolution 1: proposed by the Management Committee: that the *minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2020 be approved.

Resolution 2: proposed by the Management Committee: that the Company’s *annual report and accounts for 2020 be approved.

Resolution 3: the Management Committee proposes that according to s22.2 of the bye-laws, the appointment of the following persons to the Society of Authors’ Council by the Management Committee be ratified: Gwyneth Lewis, Sarah McIntyre, Nicola Morgan and Daljit Nagra.

Resolution 4: Election of one member to the Committee of the P.D. James Memorial Fund.

  • Any resolutions proposed by members.

Ten or more Members may by request to the SoA propose resolutions to be raised at the general meeting provided that the request has been received by the SoA at least one month before the date of the meeting (by 21 October 2021). Such requests should be in writing and include the
text of any resolution which is to be moved.

  • Any other business authorised by the Chair.

Members may appoint proxies to vote at the meeting. Proxy forms are available in the Related Links section of this webpage.

Members are encouraged to submit their questions in advance, although there will still be the option to ask questions at the meeting.

After the AGM, we will use the break-out rooms, hosted by members of the Management Committee and staff, for an informal social.

Any questions? Email events@societyofauthors.org.  


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