Annual General Meeting 2023
The 2023 AGM will be held at 1pm on Saturday 20 May. We will provide online access but will also have a physical venue in central Birmingham if appropriate.
Election of Council members
Applications for membership of the governing Council (board of directors) of The Vegan Society are invited by Wednesday 1 March 2023. The role is voluntary but reasonable expenses can be claimed. Successful candidates will join those automatically continuing on Council: Paula Feehan, Donald Lee, Chris McLaren, Mellissa Morgan, Peter Smith, Amber Vincent-Prior and Jenifer Vinell (vegansociety.com/society/whos-involved/council-trustees).
Key qualities for all trustees are commitment, enthusiasm and the ability to consider issues thoughtfully, communicate effectively and work well with others. To ensure effectiveness and diversity, members from a wide range of backgrounds and with a broad base of skills and experience are sought. Experience in finance/accounting, audit/risk management, charity law or acting as Treasurer are particularly welcome.
Currently, the time commitment is monthly meetings usually lasting three hours. However, this may change if it's deemed sensible to return to office meetings which would be less frequent but longer. Training would be approximately 1.5 days per year. Emails may at times take a few hours per week, particularly in the approach to a Council meeting or AGM.
Candidates must have been full members of the society for at least a year and be aged 16 or over on the date of appointment. Candidates should support the society’s objectives and mission (vegansociety.com/society/strategy/our-vision-and-mission) and be committed to a vegan lifestyle.
For a candidate pack or further information about becoming a trustee, please contact the CEO (ceo[at]vegansociety[dot]com) or Council Secretary (council.secretary[at]vegansociety[dot]com) by email or by post (Donald Watson House, 21 Hylton Street, Birmingham, B18 6HJ). Visit here to download the candidate pack.