October – November, 2018
History Society Annual General Meeting
This is a reminder that the Kington History Annual General Meeting will be on Friday October 19th at 7.30pm. at Kington Primary School. It is important that as many members attend as possible because, at the end of the meeting, there will be the official ballot to decide whether it is the wish of the Society to amalgamate with Kington Museum, or to be dissolved.
At the Extraordinary General Meeting held on September 21st secret votes were cast, ahead of the Annual General Meeting. This was to obtain an indication of the feelings of members about the proposal of amalgamation as otherwise the future looked unsustainable. The results from this, and other votes received in writing were 35 in favour of amalgamation and 5 against. The main problem was the lack of members willing to help run the Society and, in particular, to organise a programme of lectures and visits. Despite pleas, no offers of assistance have yet been received.
A working party has been set up to discuss the way forward and, although the will of members appears to be strongly in favour of amalgamation, it is necessary to have an official ballot at the AGM as a final determination of our future.
If you are unable to attend the meeting you will receive a voting slip. Please return this to Julia Reid, Kington Museum, Mill Street, Kington, Herefordshire HR5 3AL or submit your vote by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for receipt of votes will be Monday November 5th.
Please make sure you let us have your vote. This is vital in order for the working party to take us forward in the right direction.
Vera’s Annual Quiz and Social Evening
Since no further talks are scheduled, Vera’s Quiz will now take place at 7.30pm on Friday November 23rd. It will be followed by buffet refreshments, so please bring contributions. If each person provides at least as much as they intend to eat, it should complete an enjoyable evening.
(Please remember that we need items for the raffle too! I shall make the questions easy this year, so don’t be put off). Editor: V. Harrison. Please spread the word with regard to the AGM and the Quiz.