Proxies for the Extraordinary General Meeting of The Poetry Society on 22nd July
“We are the members: you are the Trustees. Your authority comes from our trust. We need you to tell us what you have done, and why, in order for us to continue to trust you. That is why we are requiring you to have an extraordinary meeting.” – Kate Clanchy.
As a result of news of the recent requisition of an Extraordinary General Meeting by over 400 Members of the Poetry Society, delivered today (Tuesday 5th July) to the Betterton Street office (in a wheelbarrow), the Board anticipated the requisition by calling a General Meeting for the 22nd July. We assume that the General Meeting will be upgraded to an Extraordinary one following the requisition. The Board’s announcement is appended below.
Some members will be unable to attend, and will need to have a proxy in the event of any motions being put to a vote.
Go to the Poetry Society’s Facebook page to volunteer or to find a proxy. You’ll need to be a member of Facebook to do this.
Alternatively, please click on the Proxies link under the chimney above if you’d like to offer to be a proxy or to get in touch with one.
Here’s the announcement from the Board:
“NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING
The Poetry Society (Incorporated)
Company Number 01557657
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Meeting of the above-named company will be held in Lecture Theatre 1, The Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE on Friday 22 July 2011 at 2.00pm for the following purpose:
To outline the future strategy of The Poetry Society and to receive members’ input.”
Location and directions
Click on the Events link at the top of the page for details on how to get to the meeting.