Annual General Meeting 2023
Scottish CND’s next AGM will take place on Saturday 18th November 2023. The AGM will be held online via Zoom. All members and supporters are welcome to attend.
Our AGM has a guest speaker, elects our officers, debates resolutions and has a structured discussion about our campaign year ahead.
The last day for submitting Executive Committee nominations and resolutions is October 21st at 5pm.
Amendments to resolutions must be submitted by the 11th November at 5pm. Please send amendments to the secretary Ken Benjamin firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in the Scottish CND office email@example.com
You can read 2022 resolutions here.
Annual General Meeting 2022
Our guest speaker was David Hutchinson Edgar. He is Chairperson of the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. He first became involved in campaigning on environmental and peace issues as a student and has served in a variety of local, national and international organisations. He currently works as a primary school teacher, where he particularly enjoys the laughter that is a vital part of his role. He previously worked as a lecturer in Trinity College, Dublin, and as a researcher for the Education Committee of the Irish parliament.
Listen to his talk on Irish Neutrality:
This section includes:
- The agenda and papers for the 2022 AGM
- Nominations for Office Bearer roles
- Nominations for Executive Committee roles
- Resolutions submitted to the AGM
- Important information about AGM voting rights
Agenda and Papers (2022)
The agenda for the 2022 AGM is below. To download available AGM papers, click on the relevant item in the agenda.
09:00 Arrival and check in
9:30 Welcome and Guest Speaker: David Hutchinson Edgar
10:30 Approval of Standing Orders & Minutes of 2021 AGM
10:35 Appointment of Office Bearers
10:40 Executive Committee Ratification & Thanks to Outgoing Executive Committee and Staff
COMFORT BREAK (10:50-11am)
11:00 Approval of Accounts & Appointment of Auditor
LUNCH BREAK (12-1pm)
13:00 Annual Report & Framing Statement from the Executive
13:10 Open, structured debate
14:30 Concluding remarks
In accordance with Scottish CND’S Constitution:
You’re entitled to vote at the AGM if you have been a member of Scottish CND for at least 3 months prior to the date of the AGM.
Registered Local Groups and Specialist Sections are each entitled to two delegates, who must be individual members of Scottish CND. Delegates will each have a vote on behalf of their organisation, in addition to their individual vote.
You can only be a delegate for one organisation, even if you are a member of multiple groups.
Office Bearer Nominations
The following complete nominations were received before the deadline of October 22nd 2022.
Attendance record of returning officers can be found here.
|Role||Candidate||Proposed by||Seconded by|
|Chair||Lynn Jamieson||Isobel Lindsay||Jean Anderson|
|Vice Chair||Isobel Lindsay||Ann Ballinger||Shona McAlpine|
|Vice Chair||David Kelly||Isobel Lindsay||Lynn Jamieson|
|Treasurer||Ann Ballinger||Shona McAlpine||Isobel Lindsay|
|Secretary||Ken Benjamin||Lynn Jamieson||Ann Ballinger|
|Assistant Secretary||Janet Fenton||Isobel Lindsay||David Mackenzie|
Executive Committee Nominations
The following complete nominations were received before the deadline of October 22nd 2022:
|Candidate||Proposed by||Seconded by||Read statement|
|Bill Ramsay||Shone McAlpine||Isobel Lindsay||Read Bill’s intro|
|Iona Soper||Isobel Lindsay||Janet Fenton||Read Iona’s intro|
|Clare Philips||Isobel Lindsay||Janet Fenton||Read Clare’s intro|
|Andy Hinton||Isobel Lindsay||Janet Fenton||Read Andy’s intro|
|Lesley Taylor||Ann Ballinger||Shona McAlpine||Read Lesley’s intro|
|Marjorie Thompson||Lynn Jamieson||Isobel Lindsay||Read Marjorie’s intro|
Five Resolutions were received before the deadline of 23 October 2022. These relate to:
Faslane Peace Camp, Promoting Peace Negotiations, NATO, The EU and militarization and Duration of office for executive members.
At an EGM on October 3rd 2022, members agreed in principle to Scottish CND becoming a limited liability company.
This decision was confirmed at the AGM.
In addition to debate on Resolutions, the Scottish CND Executive prepared a framing statement for open debate on Scottish CND’s work in 2023. This formed the final section of the AGM meeting, and all were warmly invited to contribute.