Notice of AGM and papers

This year’s Annual General Meeting will take place at the National Assembly at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU on Sunday 16th July 2023 at 11.30 am.

All are entitled to attend the AGM, but please note you can only vote if you are a paying member of CLC.

There are two key documents for the AGM:

Together with this letter, they will help explain what will happen at the meeting.

What is the AGM?

The AGM is the official business meeting of CLC and as a membership organisation and registered charity we are required to hold one every year. However, it is much more than that. The AGM provides an opportunity for us to look back and reflect on how God has been at work within our community over the past year and to discern and act on how He invites us to move forward in the next.

The official purpose of the AGM is to:

  • Receive the annual report
  • Receive the accounts for the year ending 31st December 2022 (within the annual report)
  • Approve any changes to the constitution (none proposed this year)
  • Approve changes to annual membership fee (none proposed this year)
  • Elect National officers – this year this involves the National President and National Treasurer role (see below)

National President

Due to poor health, Alan Smith will be retiring as President at the AGM. At this time, we do not have nominations to take on this vital role. The role is normally a four-year term of office, and is also a Trustee role, meaning that you would be registered as a Trustee on the Charity Commission website. Any necessary training will be provided, expenses paid, and the National Team and Extended National Team are very supportive. Please prayerfully consider if you feel called to this role or know of someone who could take it on. Alan Smith is happy to answer any questions you may have.

National Treasurer

Julia Lane, our current Treasurer, will be completing her second four-year term of office at the AGM. As we have not received any nominations for this role, we will be proposing to re-elect Julia Lane for a further term of up to four years, but would be pleased to hear from anyone considering volunteering to take over this role in due course.

Questions or apologies?

If you have any questions about the AGM or Annual Report or wish to register your apologies for the AGM please contact me, Natalia Marsden (National Secretary).

Natalia Marsden
National Secretary