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Annual General Meeting

 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.


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