17 September 2020

Annual General Meeting (AGM) and voting information

Members of Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) have a vote and can elect who sits on our Board of Trustees, make important decisions on how we operate and virtually access our 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)*.

On Thursday 17 September 2020, full information on how to vote online (including candidate details) will be emailed to members when voting opens. The online voting process is being run independently for us by UK-Engage. Members will be emailed from [email protected] with login details to their website so you can get voting!

Keep a lookout for your email! If you don't receive an email please contact [email protected]

Voting closes on Thursday 8 October 2020 at 5pm so make sure you have your say!

*In June 2020, the RLSS UK Trustees opted to use the Government’s temporary pandemic flexible measures to permit the Society to hold the 2020 AGM on Saturday 10 October at 11am in a virtual hybrid format. This measure will reduce Coronavirus transmission by allowing virtual access for all members and observers, thereby increasing engagement with the AGM. Members of our Trustee Board will meet at Red Hill House (227 London Road, Worcester, WR5 2JG); providing the opportunity to share 2019 achievements and announce voting results.  

For 2020 members are helping choose to elect three general trustees, who will shape the future direction of RLSS UK. For this voting cycle the Board are looking for candidates to have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Involvement at trustee level with other charity sector organisations
  2. Extensive experience within IT environments
  3. Charitable fundraising, especially grants and bids
  4. Involvement within brand marketing

 In addition, members will have the opportunity to:

  • To approve the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
  • To receive and consider the Trustee Board’s Report and Accounts for the period 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.
  • To appoint RSM UK Audit LLP as the auditors for RLSS UK for 2020.
  • To authorise the Trustees to set the level of the auditor’s fees for 2020.
  • To amend the current RLSS UK Articles of Association to achieve the additional option of virtual attendance, engagement, and voting for general meetings.

Key dates for your diary

Thursday 20 August 2020
Trustee nominations open

Thursday 20 August - Thursday 3 September 2020
You can express an interest in becoming a Trustee

Thursday 17 September 2020
Voting opens

Thursday 8 October 2020
Voting closes

Saturday 10 October 2020
AGM results announced.