22nd Annual General Meeting


TWENTY SECOND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

14.00  – 14.35 Thursday, 19th April 2018 Royal Botanic Garden Kew.

The Articles of Association of the Company require one-third of Board members to retire at each AGM; they may stand for re-election. Simon Toomer, Ros Burnley, Rob Brett and Don Murray step down from the Board and seek re-election.

Natalie Chivers, Curator of Treborth Botanic Garden, was co-opted to the Board in April 2017.  The Board nominates Natalie Chivers, Simon Toomer, Ros Burnley, Rob Brett and Don Murray for election to the Board.

NOMINATIONS TO THE BOARD

Each year we seek new nominees to our Board. Find out about our current Board members here. Our Board members who are Directors and Trustees of PlantNetwork, are all volunteers. Nominees should be able to actively participate in our Board meetings and discussions and actively support our events and event promotion. We are unable to offer expenses and we would expect the individual or their host garden/organisation to  support their involvement in both time and expenses.

This year we are particularly, but not solely, interested in nominees from across Wales, Ireland and Scotland. We are also interested in those who can offer training experience and also experience or a strong interest in social media. Please note you do not have to be able to attend the AGM at Kew to be nominated.

Any nominations should be sent to the PlantNetwork Administrator  office@plantnetwork.org  to arrive not later than 9th April 2018, with the names of the proposer and seconder, both of whom must be members of PlantNetwork.  Please provide a brief statement of the skills and interests the nominee would bring to the Board. To arrange an initial informal talk please contact PlantNetwork Chair Simon Toomer simon.toomer@nationaltrust.org

22nd AGM AGENDA

(1) Welcome and apologies for absence

(2) Minutes of the twenty first Annual General Meeting held on 26th April 2017 at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

(3) Report from Simon Toomer, Chairman of the Board
(3.1) Events
(3.2) Membership
(3.3) Sponsorship

(4) Accounts
(4.1) Approved accounts for the year to 31 March 2017
(4.2) Draft summary of accounts for the year to 31 March 2018

(5) Election of Trustees to the Board

(6) AOB