The 2020 AGM was planned to be held on Saturday 30th May. The plan was to hold the AGM at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. The Vegan Society was very excited about the prospect of taking the AGM to this wonderful city and had plans to bring members, staff and trustees together with the AGM itself as the centrepiece of the weekend.
Under the current very challenging circumstances, however, we have had to take the decision to cancel these plans, and so we will not be holding our AGM on this date. We are continuing to look at all options for re-arranging the AGM as soon as circumstances allow. We are also focused on ensuring that all members will be able to fully participate in the democratic process that surrounds the AGM. Online facilities, using a platform that would enable members who join from home to participate fully in discussion and voting are being explored. However, Council could not be confident that our postal service and voting processing services would be able to collate and count members’ votes within the tight timescale of preparing for an AGM at the end of May.
Members will be informed of the new plans to hold the AGM as soon as those details are available. In the meantime, if members have any queries, then please send them to the Chair of Council, Menna Jones (chair[at]vegansociety[dot]com) or the CEO, George Gill (ceo[at]vegansociety[dot]com) by email or by post (Donald Watson House, 34-35 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH).
We do hope that our members, supporters and all those involved with our organisation remain safe and well. Council would like to extend our very best wishes to you all during this time which will be challenging for many.