2016 EGM

EBKA Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be held at :
6.30pm on Thursday 28th January 2016 at Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB

In December 2015 edition of The Essex Beekeeper notice was given of the EGM to approve an update and minor revision to the Rules of the EBKA. Members are cordially invited to attend. The details of the changes to the Rules approved by the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the EBKA are as follows:-

1 The Rules were last amended at the EGM in November 2012.

2 There are now some minor technical changes that should be made to those Rules that can be subject to alteration. These are:-

Rule 7 Management of the EBKA
Reference is made in paragraph 2 to ‘Charity Trustees’ which should now read “within the meaning of section 177 of the Charities Act 2011”. This Act replaces section 97 of the Charities Act 1993.

Rule 7 Management of the EBKA c) County Appointees
To include in the listing of appointees, the Education Secretary which is a new post created in 2015. This change is necessary following the division of responsibilities of the former Examinations Secretary.

Rule 7 Management of the EBKA d) CEC Appointees
To add to the listing of CEC appointees the role of Webmaster, a fairly new appointment previously noted as a co-opted member.

Rule 20 g) Management of Divisions
“g) Submit a list to the General Treasurer by 31st January every year of sums received which qualified for Gift Aid during the previous subscription year.”

To remove this section as lists are no longer submitted to the General Treasurer by 31 January every year of the sums received that qualified for Gift Aid during the previous subscription year.

If agreed at the EGM, these changes will be incorporated into the Rules and a printed version of the 2015 update will be available for members at the EBKA 2016 AGM being held at 2pm on Saturday 19 March.

Michael Webb
Secretary EBKA
1 December 2015

Word document version of the above :EBKA EGM notes of the Rule Changes 011215