BMC AGM weekend 2019

Posted by Suzanne Jones on 22/02/2019
The Devonshire Dome in Buxton. Photo: Shutterstock
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This year, the BMC AGM is heading to Buxton. Join BMC President Lynn Robinson for the annual President's dinner and Volunteer Awards on Saturday night, and then have your vote on the running of the BMC on Sunday.

The BMC AGM weekend is taking place on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March 2019 in Buxton.

Join BMC President Lynn Robinson for the President's Dinner and presentation of the 2019 Volunteer Awards on Saturday from 7pm at the Lee Wood Hotel, Buxton.

The AGM will  be taking place on Sunday 31 March from 12 noon at the Devonshire Dome. Registration is open from 9.00 am, and is necessary if you wish to vote on any of the agenda items. Please make sure your membership is valid and make your vote on the day count! 

If you are unable to attend the AGM in person, you can still cast your vote by appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf. Find out more about proxy voting here.

As in 2018, proxy voting arrangements will be managed by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) – the UK’s leading provider of independent electoral and voting services. ERS will notify all members of the voting arrangements by email (or letter if we do not currently hold your email address) no later than Saturday 2 March. If you have not received an email by this date, then let us know your email address here.

There will also be a number of meetings and workshops related to the BMC Organisational Development Group, a local walk organised by the BMC Peak area hill walking team, subsidised skills sessions for BMC affiliated club members, and a chance to check out the BMC & MHT British Women Climb exhibition.

Please use this form to let us know if you will be attending the meal, walk and weekend meetings.

Booking for the clubs skills workshop will be taken seperately. Click here to go to the booking form.

 

BMC AGM essentials

Advance notice of the BMC AGM 2019 & proxy voting information

BMC AGM 2019 Agenda

Item 2: BMC AGM 2018 minutes

Item 3: BMC 2018 Annual Report

Item 4: BMC 2018 Annual Accounts

Item 6: BMC Articles of Association

BMC AoA 2018 to 2019 changes

Consolidated rationale for proposed changes

Proposed new BMC AoA

Item 7: Board appointments

7a. Gareth Pierce as the Chair for the Board of Directors

7b. Fiona Sanders as a National Council appointed director

7c. Gron Ffoulkes-Davies  OR Huw Jones as a Nominated Director (accounting & finance)

7d. Phil Simister OR Jonathan White as a Nominated Director (clubs)

7e. Jonny Dry OR Dr Kaye Richards OR John Roberts as a Nominated Director (fundraising & grants)

Item 8: Membership subscriptions

Paper A - membership subscriptions supporting paper

Paper B - membership subscription rates

 

BMC AGM voting rights

BMC Articles of Association

 

BMC AGM weekend programme

Saturday 30 March - Lee Wood Hotel

10.00 am Walk

Meet the BMC Peak area hill walking team outside Buxton railway station for a 9 to 10-mile circular walk, visiting the high gritstone plateau of Combs Moss and the delightful Goyt Valley.
See the BMC Local Areas site for more info.

10.00 am Clubs skills sessions

Three courses will be available for club members to book on to - Navigation skills, Improvised rescue skills for climbers (introductory level), Improvised rescue skills for climbers (intermediate level)

Click here to go to the booking form for the workshops

3.30 pm Clubs – how will they have a say in the future BMC?

Open to clubs officials past or present - how will clubs be represented in the BMC and what might the strategy for clubs look like?

We would highly recommend that clubs send 1-2 reps to the workshop as the discussions will impact on the future support offer to clubs.

To help with the practical planning of the workshop we are asking that people register as spaces are limited

7.00 pm BMC Presidents dinner & Volunteer Awards presentation

Join BMC President Lynn Robinson for a buffet meal and the presentation of the 2019 BMC Volunteer Awards at the Lee Wood Hotel.

The dinner is free to all members, however registration is mandatory as spaces are limited.

 

Sunday 31 March - Devonshire Dome

9.00 - 11.30 am BMC AGM Registration 

Mandatory for all members wishing to attend the AGM

9.30 - 11.00 am Members open discussion - fit for the future

A review of the BMC’s vision, mission & core values. Open to all BMC members

11.00 am Tea, coffee and pastries

A chance to check out the BMC & MHT British Women Climb exhibition if you missed it at Kendal Mountain Festival last year. The BMC shop will also be on hand with the full range of guidebooks and AGM special offers.

12.00 noon BMC AGM starts

 

Please use this form to let us know if you will be attending the Saturday evening meal, walk and weekend meetings.

Booking for the clubs skills workshop will be taken seperately. Click here to go to the booking form.

For all AGM weekend queries please email suzanne@thebmc.co.uk.

 

Accommodation

Please note that the BMC is unable to book members accommodation. 

Accommodation is available at the Lee Wood, and should be booked directly with the hotel.

There are plenty of alternative options in Buxton, a list of accommodation can be found on the Visit Buxton website.



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