ARMS EGM and AGM 2018

There will be a brief Extraordinary General Meeting (see Agenda) immediately before the Annual General Meeting of PCS Associate and Retired Members (ARMs) in the South West which will take place on Friday 2 March 2018 at the White Ensign Club, South Street, EXETER, EX1 1ED commencing at 13.30.  (ARMs members living in the following postcode areas are eligible to attend and vote - BA; BH (Dorset); BS; DT; EX; GL; PL; SN (Wiltshire); SP (Wiltshire); TA; TQ; TR.)  We plan to have refreshments available from 13.00.  The EGM/AGM is expected to finish by 15.30.

Glen Burrows, Chair of Gloucestershire, Avon and Somerset National Pensioners Convention, will be a guest speaker.  We also look forward to welcoming a representative of Slater and Gordon (Solicitors) a PCS+ organisation who have kindly agreed to donate £75.00 towards the EGM/AGM buffet.

 It would be helpful if you would let us know if you intend coming so that we can have some idea of numbers for catering.  Please Note – “Unless agreed otherwise the responsibility for travelling expenses to all General meetings, Social events etc. will rest with the individual member.”
(Paragraph 4.10.2 of the current PCS ARMs South West Constitution which is available online)

At the AGM we shall be hearing of the latest PCS developments and campaigns as well as electing Regional Officers and a Regional Committee to assist with the promotion of ARMs and the possible formation of local groups within the South West Region.  Officers and members of the Committee whether elected or co-opted are eligible to stand for election.  The present Regional Committee is as follows: Chair – Brian Gibson (Trowbridge); Vice-Chair – David Francis (Axminster); Secretary – David Wotton (Paignton); Treasurer – Julian Tomlin (Taunton); Ian Chard (Bristol); Catherine Craig (Exeter); Keith Evans (Bristol); Geoffrey Ferguson (Calstock); Adrienne Purnell (Plymouth); Ann Rhodes (Exeter); Kevin Russell (Wells); Tony Walsh (Midsomer Norton).  Co-opted: Simon Smith (Cheltenham).  Beverley Anderson (Wells) was appointed Independent Examiner at the 2017 AGM.

It is with much sadness that we record the death of Lesley Kent, a long standing member of the committee.

Nominations/Motions etc. for the AGM should be made using the appropriate forms (below), in the case of a Nomination the consent of the nominee should be obtained first.  The closing date for the receipt of nominations, motions and/or amendments to the Regional Constitution is Friday 16 February 2018.

David Wotton
ARMs Regional Secretary

Related documents:
ARMS South West Constitution
ARMS South West Motions Form
ARMS South West Nominations Form
ARMS South West Accounts 2017
ARMS South West Attendance Slip
ARMS South West Report of the Committee
ARMS South West EGM Agenda

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