ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 15th September at 12 noon at Lutterworth Town Hall.
Welcome and Apologies: 17 people attending the meeting were welcomed by the Chair Carol Scholes. Apologies were received from Carole Harrington, Sam Weller, Jane Leaning, Pam Harrop, Shirley Farinah, Lizzie Sowerby, Tony Hirons, Helen Sowerby and Molly McMillan.
Financial report: Carol discussed the report and explained how the closures during the lockdown affected funding. We were aided by grants, furlough payments from the government and donations and have managed to remain financially secure.
Trustees Report 2020: The spring of 2020 heralded the first Covid 19 Lockdown leaving many old people afraid and isolated, all activities had to cease and the shop was closed for several months. The staff set up a telephone befriending service keeping in contact and supporting many clients. Thanks were given to all those who helped during the crisis.
Trustees Report 2021 Throughout this year many activities have been able to restart with care and some changes. The shop has reopened and the financial situation is improving. The staff received thanks from clients and the Trustees for their work during the lockdown. Tributes were paid to Joan Williamson, a volunteer for many years also to Rita Nicholls who organised a very popular lunch club in Walcote.
Reserves: The Reserves have been set at £80,000. This is a requirement of The Charities Commission.
Election of Trustees: We have a full board of 9 Trustees all of whom have agreed to stand. Carol Scholes was nominated as Chair by Anne Hicks and seconded by Helen Potter and was duly appointed.
O.B. Alison thanked the Trustees for their assistance throughout the last difficult year.
The meeting closed at 12.40pm.
The AGM report can be downloaded by clicking below: