The Scots' Society of St Andrew, Bedford

Promoting Scottish culture, customs and traditions in and around Bedford

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 3rd May 2017



Notice of Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 (7:30 pm)

Putnoe Heights Church & Community Centre

10 Putnoe Heights, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 8EB (Main Church)

Dear Member(s)

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will take place as indicated above, a copy of the agenda is enclosed and your attendance and support would be much appreciated. If you require transport on the night please ask and we will try to arrange it for you.

A President, Vice-President, Junior Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and an examiner will require to be elected. The President Mr Ian Kirk has come to the end of his three years tenue as our President. Ian is happy to stand for re-election. At present the Society has no Vice-President, Junior Vice-President and, therefore the Society seeks to waive Rule 7 of the Constitution. Mrs. Maureen Mathie has served as Secretary for one year and is willing to stand for re-election. Mr Bob Buchanan and Mrs. Katherine Binning have stood down from the committee. Mrs. Julia Tubby is happy to continue to serve as committee members and there is no requirement to re-elect her. There will, however, be up to seven vacancies, in addition to the office bearer vacancies on the committee.



You are invited to make nominations for any of the office bearers, one examiner and up to six committee members but please ensure that anyone you nominate is willing to stand. The tear off slip below should be returned by Wednesday, 26 April 2017 to the Secretary Mrs. Maureen Mathie, West Barn, 5 Parkside, Milton Ernest, Bedford, MK44 1RG.

Any proposals to be put to the AGM should be submitted in writing to the Secretary by Wednesday, 26 April 2017.

Please note that annual subscriptions will remain at £6.00 per person or £13.00 for family membership in accordance with the decision taken at the AGM on 8 May 2013 and are due from 1 April 2017. Payment at or before the AGM would be appreciated. (Cheques payable to “The Scots’ Society of St Andrew, Bedford"). Membership cards will be given out at the AGM on payment of the annual subscription or sent with the summer newsletter and Programme Card for 2017-18.

If you have prepaid your subscription for future years, your membership card will be given out at the AGM, or sent to you automatically. If you prefer to pay by bank transfer the details are:

Name of payee: Scots Society of St Andrew, Bedford

Sort code: 20-05-74

Account Number: 73417638

Your reference: [SUBS 2017-18 "your name with initials"]


Yours sincerely

Maureen Mathie



Tea and coffee will be served following the AGM


You do not have to reserve tickets for this event and for further information please contact

Maureen Mathie