1st April - Annual General Meeting
The April meeting sees the club's 41st Annual General Meeting take place which all members are invited to attend. The meeting is an opportunity to hear from the outgoing committee about all that has been achieved during the last twelve months, and there's also a chance to discuss any issues which you may have identified or which you feel need looking at further.
The committee will formally stand down at the meeting and a new committee will be voted in. All committee posts are available for members to nominate either themselves or someone else for service during the coming year. However please ensure that anyone you nominate is a) seconded by another member and b) is prepared to serve for the next year. All nominations should be forwarded to Adrian in advance of the meeting.
At present there are five posts - President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Shows Secretary.
President: Prepares newsletter each month; administers club website; produces and manages Dixon Shows; prepares agenda for and chairs monthly committee meetings; acts as host at monthly club meetings; maintains club library.
Vice President: Organises lectures and dealers; arranges meeting schedule; administers club competitions.
Secretary: Prepares committee meeting minutes; administers and processes new membership applications and maintains membership lists.
Treasurer: Manages club finances; produces monthly electronic accounts statements; deals with membership subscriptions and other payments and receipts; liaises with the bank; arranges social events such as the annual dinner.
Shows Secretary: Acts as the club’s shows promoter and manager; liaises with clients and members to organise and staff club shows.
Plus all posts attend the monthly committee meetings, are involved in vetting prospective new members before they can apply for membership, and contribute generally to club events such as the annual Christmas fun night.
As the business usually finishes early there will also be an opportunity to socialise and share magic. This meeting is only open to fully paid up members of the society.