Annual General Meeting 2016
The Society's Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 25 May 2016 at Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire.
2,054 members voted in person or by proxy, representing 12.2% of the total eligible voting membership. The voting figures for individual resolutions were as set out below:
|Resolution||For||Against||Withheld||% in favour|
|1. To receive the Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 January 2016||2005||28||21||98.6%|
|2. To re-appoint KPMG LLP as Auditor||1923||98||33||95.2%|
|3. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report||1749||257||48||87.2%|
|4. To approve amendments to the Society's Memorandum||1910||79||65||96.0%|
|5a. To re-elect Raymond James Abbott as a Director||1893||119||47||94.1%|
|5b. To re-elect Robert Golbourn as a Director||1878||133||43||93.4%|
|5c. To re-elect Alexa Hamilton Henderson as a Director||1890||119||45||94.1%|
|5d. To re-elect David Peebles as a Director||1888||116||50||94.2%|
A donation of £1,250 was made to The Lavender Touch, a charity supporting people with cancer in the Scottish Borders. This consisted of £2 for every member attending and voting in person at the AGM and 50p for proxy votes received by post and online.
As part of the AGM pack, members received a booklet providing responses to questions previously raised by members. This leaflet has now been revised to include updated answers to questions raised as part of the 2016 AGM process. To download a copy, please click here.
To download the Minutes of the 2016 AGM, please click here.