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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!
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.
The Poetry Society 22 Betterton Street London WC2H 9BX I, [name] ___________________________________________ [address] ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ [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] ___________________________________________