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19th July 2011 – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR PROXIES: PMcGrane@PoetrySociety.Org.UK

17th July 2011 - The DEADLINE for proxy forms to reach the Poetry Society office is 2:00pm on Wednesday. Those arriving later than this time will be discounted. Please make sure yours arrives on time!

Proxies – if you STILL haven’t done so, you may arrange your proxy by e-mail, so long as you use the e-mail address the Poetry Society has on file from when you joined. Send it to Paul McGrane at PMcGrane@PoetrySociety.Org.UK (NOTE:  change of e-mail address)

However, please do not duplicate the correspondence if you’ve already sent your proxy in. It will be a nightmare for the staff to deal with doubled-up proxies!

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Members who have generously offered to be proxies for those who won’t be able to attend the meeting should post a reply to this comment, offering their services. Proxies should tick the ‘inform me by email’ button.

If you’d like to take advantage of  the offer, please respond by replying to the comment of your chosen proxy (ie, not to me in this first comment. Hard to explain but, I hope, easy to do…).

Remember that your proxy form needs to reach The Poetry Society not less than 48 hours before the meeting at 2:00pm on the 22nd July. The address is on the form, which you can download by clicking here or cutting and pasting the text below. Kate has also sent out a list of proxies to choose from.

PLEASE WRITE PROXY VOTE ON THE FRONT OF THE ENVELOPE to make sure that it reaches the right person at the PoSoc office.

THOSE WHO ARE ATTENDING THE MEETING MUST BRING THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARD – or proof of ID!

Please note: It has been suggested that we may be planning to get all the requisitioners to give their vote to a proxy in order to force a vote of no confidence, dismiss the Board and take over the Society. This is not the case. The people who organised the requisition and who have set up this website are ordinary members who started all this because we want to know what’s going on in our Society.

We urge you to attend or to choose a proxy who reflects your own views. We have no intention of harvesting your proxies for our own secret and dastardly schemes. Vote the way you want, or get a proxy who will do it for you.

Thanks!

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Proxy Form:

The Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street
London
WC2H 9BX
I,
[name]   ___________________________________________
[address]   ___________________________________________
___________________________________________
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[Membership no.] ___________________________________________
being a member of the above named Society, hereby appoint the member:
[name of member] ___________________________________________
as my proxy to vote in my name and on my behalf at the Extraordinary
General Meeting to be held on Friday 22 July 2011, and at any adjournment
thereof.
Signed this   ________ day of ______________ 2011
[Signature]  ___________________________________________
42 Comments
  1. July 19, 2011 3:36 pm

    I sent it to the address you gave Martin and they replied saying to send it to Paul McGrane pmcgrane@poetrysociety.org.uk

  2. July 19, 2011 12:01 am

    What’s the correct email address at the Poetry Society to send the Proxy form too?

  3. July 18, 2011 11:41 am

    I want to send my form by email does anyone know the right email address to send it to?

    Julia

  4. Martin - admin permalink*
    July 17, 2011 6:37 pm

    The Dastardly Proxy Harvest? Umm… No.

    It has been suggested that we may be planning to get all the requisitioners to give their vote to a proxy in order to force a vote of no confidence, dismiss the Board and take over the Society. This is not the case.

    The people who organised the requisition and who have set up this website are ordinary members who started all this because we want to know what’s going on in our Society.

    We urge you to attend or to choose a proxy who reflects your own views. We have no intention of harvesting your proxies for our own secret and dastardly schemes. Vote the way you want, or get a proxy who will do it for you.

  5. Andre Mangeot permalink
    July 16, 2011 7:29 am

    Lydia
    just to let you know – since I’ve not seen confirmation from you re acting as my proxy, and with the deadline approaching to get the form to Po Soc – felt I better ask someone else, and George Szirtes has agreed to.
    All best,
    Andre

  6. July 13, 2011 10:36 am

    I’ll be on holiday but I’ve sent my proxy form off to the PS. I’ve asked Jules M to be mine.

  7. July 9, 2011 6:20 pm

    Yes, I will be there and am happy to act as proxy. Send to georgeszirtes@gmail.com

    • July 15, 2011 1:21 pm

      George, I have emailed you with my form and I hope you will agree to be my proxy. I know you and trust you fully. It’s my dear brother’s funeral that day and I was his nearest and dearest. .

  8. July 9, 2011 9:41 am

    I’m on Kate’s list, but just for good measure: I’m at katy.evansbush at gmail dot com.

  9. Adrian Brown permalink
    July 8, 2011 9:40 pm

    I shall be pleased and honoured to be the proxy of anyone who wishes it. Communicate with me on adrianbrown2000@hotmail.com

    Adrian Brown

  10. Lynda How permalink
    July 8, 2011 9:37 am

    I am a member of the North London stanza, am proxy for one person and will be happy to represent anyone else. Email me at lthmarlborough at gmail dot com.

  11. July 8, 2011 9:06 am

    I’m going to the meeting and happy to be a proxy.

    • July 17, 2011 7:34 pm

      Hello, I’m looking for a proxy. I’m in France and won’t be able to be at the meeting. I am concerned about the question of why the editor was removed from the chain of command to not answer to the director, and also feel that the society should be spreading out to the whole country and encouraging more new writers and enthusiasts to be involved. So those are the two main points for me. I have visited your blog and wondered if you could vote for me?

      You can email me at jimbarron at walkauvergne.co.uk if this is OK and I’ll send you my details.

      Thanks

      Jim Barron

  12. July 7, 2011 10:14 am

    I am the Stanza Rep for the South Leicestershire Stanza and am going to the meeting, so I’m happy to be a proxy. Please contact me at cnlauder at googlemail dot com.

  13. July 7, 2011 10:12 am

    I am the Stanza Rep for the South Leicestershire Stanza and am going to the meeting, so I’m more than happy to be a proxy. Please contact me at cnlauder dot googlemail dot com

  14. July 7, 2011 8:29 am

    Can one person be proxy for more than one member?

    • Lydia Macpherson permalink
      July 7, 2011 9:46 am

      Yes!

    • July 7, 2011 9:46 am

      Yes. A proxy can vote for any number of members.

      • July 14, 2011 10:24 pm

        Martin – do you know what proxies have to do, please, in order to be able to vote on behalf of other members?

        Is it enough just to have a list of the names of the members we are acting as proxies for, or do we need to ensure we have copies of their proxy forms?

        And is there anything else?

        Many thanks

      • Martin - website adminstrator permalink*
        July 15, 2011 3:18 pm

        Hi Fiona – Yes, a list certainly, and you probably should have a copy of each of the proxy forms, just to be sure. The PoSoc officials at the meeting will have the originals, and I imagine that when you go up to vote they’ll have a list of members at the ready for each proxy and attach that list to your vote.

        See Lydia’s comment below – don’t worry if you don’t have an exact copy of each proxy form.

        Paul McGrane is in charge of all this, and I’m sure he’ll make it run smoothly. Don’t forget your membership card, though!

  15. July 7, 2011 8:18 am

    I’m planning to go to the meeting and am willing to be a proxy. Please contact me at fionamoore at aetos dot freeserve dot co dot uk.

  16. Nancy Mattson permalink
    July 7, 2011 7:11 am

    Does the proxy form have to be printed out twice, signed in ink & sent by Royal Mail to the Poetry Society and the proxy?

    • Lydia Macpherson permalink
      July 7, 2011 9:43 am

      You definitely do need to sign and send by post the copy to the Po Soc. I think ideally you should do the same with your proxy, but you can also fill in the form electronically and email it, or fill it in by hand and scan it, or send your proxy an email with the wording of the form in the body of the email.

      • July 11, 2011 11:09 am

        Hi Lydia

        Martin and I sent off our proxy forms to the PoSoc a week or so ago. Thank you very much for agreeing to do it x

    • Anthony Fisher permalink
      July 9, 2011 9:35 pm

      Hi Nancy,

      I’d appreciate you being my proxy at the P Soc meeting.

      Anthony Fisher

      • Nancy Mattson permalink
        July 11, 2011 6:52 am

        Hi Anthony,

        I won’t be at the meeting but Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch will be my proxy.

        Nancy

  17. July 7, 2011 12:15 am

    Contact me on donutchops@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like me to be your proxy.

    • July 14, 2011 12:08 pm

      Andy,

      Are you able to be my proxy? I live in Spain. Won’t be at the meeting.

      Neil mac Neil

      • July 15, 2011 6:32 am

        Hi, Neil, Yes, no problem. Can you email me a copy of yr form? I hope you can get a signed copy into the Society by next Wed? Your envelope should be marked ‘proxy’.

      • July 17, 2011 10:14 pm

        Neil, it seems you can email your proxy form – copy above – to the Membership Secretary of the Poetry sociey, and email me a copy to: donutchops@yahoo.co.uk

        The deadline is this coming Wednesday, before 2pm. Cheers!

  18. Michael Hutchinson permalink
    July 6, 2011 9:36 pm

    I am planning to attend and happy to be a proxy. Please contact me by email mdhutchinson at compuserve dot com

  19. Alan Buckley permalink
    July 6, 2011 8:06 pm

    I am happy to be a proxy. My e-mail is alanjbuckley at hotmail dot com. Alan Buckley

    • July 15, 2011 10:12 am

      Hi Alan. I’ve nominated you as my proxy. Sorry I can’t be at the meeting, but it’s a long way from Dunbar.

  20. Todd Swift permalink
    July 6, 2011 5:12 pm

    I am happy to be a proxy. Feel free to contact me at toddswift at clara dot co dot uk. Todd Swift

  21. July 6, 2011 4:29 pm

    Yes, I am also available.

    Norbert

  22. Lydia Macpherson permalink
    July 5, 2011 6:50 pm

    I am happy to be a proxy – Lydia Macpherson

    • Andre Mangeot permalink
      July 12, 2011 8:28 pm

      Hi Lydia – please could you act as my proxy? Will post the form off to Po-Soc asap if you’re happy to.
      All best,
      Andre Mangeot

    • July 13, 2011 10:37 am

      Hi Lydia, please would you be my proxy?
      all best
      Valerie

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