The date for the Guild AGM is Saturday 26th September 2020 starting at 3pm. This will now be held online using Zoom Webinar.
You will be required to register if you wish to attend the AGM, and instructions on how to do this will be sent out with the meeting papers.
Due to the added pressures of running the AGM online, we need to streamline the process as much as possible to minimise delay on the day. To help with this, please register apologies of absence with the Hon. Gen. Secretary before 26th September. Also, please use the link to send in any questions you would like answered at the meeting or any items of AOB for the agenda. You will be able to ask questions during the meeting, but it would helpful to the Guild Officers’ to know of any in advance.
Please also forward me details of any deaths and members eligible for life membership within your district, preferably before Saturday 22nd August.
The papers including the Agenda will be distributed to District Secretaries for onward cascade to members by the 26th August.
Hon. Gen. Secretary
Winchester and Portsmouth Guild of Bell Ringers
As I am sure you will appreciate the covid-19 lockdown and social distancing has had a considerable impact on the Guild Calendar. The Guild AGM planned for the 13th June is right on the end of the 12 week isolation period for the elderly and vulnerable and at this time I don’t think anyone can second guess what the situation will be at that time.
I have therefore taken the decision with the support of the Principle Officers, Minutes Secretary and the A&P District Chair and Ringing Master to postpone the Winchester and Portsmouth Guild AGM and 8 bell Inter district striking competition until Saturday the 26th September. Further details about venues and timings will be announced nearer the day once confirmed but the intention is that these will still be in the Alton and Petersfield District.
We hope that by the end of September there will be less restrictions and it will be safe to hold the meeting, however as the safety of all Guild members is paramount there may be further review of this date in the future if necessary.
Please put this date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you in September.
With kind regards
Master – Winchester & Portsmouth Guild of Church Bell Ringers.