Notice of AGM 2017

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We look forward to welcoming members to the Association’s AGM which will be held at Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK G1 1XQ on1st July, 2017. Time tbc, but circa. 5.00pm., Room tbc.

The Agenda and details will be available on the UKLA website nearer to the event

Notice of election 2017

There will be election for the Association’s Trustees who work as Officers (Vice-President, Hon. Secretary and Treasurer) and for convenors of sub committees. Completed nomination forms must be returned to UKLA, c/o VAL , Room 9, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SNby noon Friday 17th June, 2017.

Trustees take on a variety of work for the Association. As a trustee you will serve on the Executive Committee. The duties and eligibility of trustees are set out in the Charity Commission Website. www.Charity-commission.gov.uk under Publications, cc3.aspx

Trustees serve in a number of ways. The Association’s trustees include a group of officers; the President who leads with the support of the President-elect and the Vice-President, the treasurer, who deals with money, and the secretary who sees that we are supported administratively. Trustees also convene and manage the work of our sub-committees; Publications- paper based, Publications- web based, International, Conference, Website, Membership & Awards, Research, Website and CPD, each of which are convened by a Trustee.

The final list of vacancies will be published on the website as soon as decisions have been made in good time for the closing date for nominations. Trustees are elected annually, except to ensure the Association’s continuity, for those officers who are exempt under our rules.

The President and President elect are exempt from election this year.

Should nominations exceed vacancies elections will be by ballot at the AGM.

To be elected you must be a UKLA member in good standing, nominated and seconded by members also in good standing.

If you are interested in standing for election and would like further information about what is involved or help in gaining nomination please contact me, David Reedy, UKLA Hon. Secretary at the UKLA office

Regional Representatives normally serve on National Council, support and initiate activity in the Regions and are eligible to serve on UKLA sub-committees, helping to develop and sustain the Association’s object of ‘Promoting Literacy’.

To share the work, Regions may be represented by two members. They normally are elected for two years (Regional Representatives will be elected this year to serve from July 2017 to July 2019 ). A regional activity will normally take place once each year. National Council meets in London twice a year.

Sub-committees may meet more frequently but also conduct some work via email.

If you are interested in standing for election as a Regional Representative from 2017 and would like further information about what is involved in regional activity, please contact Roger McDonald who coordinates regional activities at [email protected]