The governing body of the AGWSD, the GPC, has considered the impact that the coronavirus may have on the attendance of the AGWSD AGM scheduled for Saturday 18 April. As there is much uncertainty as to future government directives, and taking into account the health and safety of our guild members, the GPC are in agreement that the AGM meeting at Conway Hall is replaced by a ‘postal’ voting system, which is already in place for those delegates unable to attend an AGM.
These are exceptional circumstances and the GPC hope that all guilds are in agreement with the decision.
Postponing the AGM was considered, as constitutionally it has to be held between 1st March and 31st August with 30 voting delegates present for the meeting to be quorate. However, given the uncertainty there maybe regarding the national position during that time, inconvenience for Guild members having to alter plans, and the need for JEC and GPC nominations to be agreed sooner rather than later, for those committees to continue to run effectively, a change to a ‘postal’ AGM was considered to be the only option.
All guild secretaries have been sent the above explanation and have the necessary forms to enable the guild to participate in this year’s AGM. Please consult your guild secretary if you have any queries or need more information.