Detailed Agenda of AGM

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of Lochaber Geopark will take place on Friday 16th February 2018 at 6.30pm Venue: Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, Fort William

We have a number of vacancies on the board which we hope to fill at the AGM. Do you have time to spare to help us? In particular we would welcome people with financial, fundraising or retail and marketing expertise and or a background in culture and heritage. We are looking for individuals to help guide the strategic direction of the geopark who will bring their expertise and skills used in business and in the community to support the board and staff to help develop the work of the geopark. We are looking for people with time to spare. Time commitment is approximately 10-15 days annually. Most board meetings take place once a month in the early afternoon.

For details contact (acting Company Secretary) Anne Nelson: anne@lochabergeopark.org.uk

We are also seeking to recruit more Volunteers to help run our Visitor Centre in Fort William. You don’t need to know much geology but you may have a passion and knowledge about the area which you could pass on to our visitors. If you enjoy chatting to people and have some time to spare and would like to know more, please ask one of the directors or contact the office staff on: 01397 705314 Email: info@lochabergeopark.org.uk

To help our funding position we would like to propose to the meeting that there should be a membership fee, which will be voted on at the AGM.

Agenda

1. Welcome and introduction

2. Apologies

3. Chair’s report

4. Outlook for the next 3 years

5. Resolution (see below): the board proposes to introduce a membership fee from 1 April 2018.

6. Re election of Office bearers

7. Election of up to 3 directors to the board

8. Any other business

9. Close

The resolution will be as follows:

That Membership is available to all who pay a subscription, see below: Membership shall entitle holders to 20% discount on LG talks and excursions including10% on purchases in the Visitor Centre.

Volunteers in the VC will receive free membership.
Young person (16yrs and under)/Student:£15.00 Ordinary membership: £25 per annum. Family membership: £40 Small business membership, £100 Corporate membership £500

All new members will receive a Lochaber Geopark “Birth of Ben Nevis Book” and pack of Geotrail leaflets when they join.