Annual General Meeting
Our AGM is an opportunity for members to have their say on how we're run
Our 2020 AGM will take place on Saturday 5 December at 11am.
To keep everyone safe, this year’s AGM will be an online meeting with all participants joining remotely. The AGM will include a review of the year, and the results of voting on resolutions and Trustees elections.
There are lots of ways to get involved before the AGM, and on the day.
Vote before the AGM
You must be a member to vote at our AGM. Most members choose to vote online or by post before the AGM using the email link or printed voting papers we’ve sent you. We recommend you vote this way unless you wish to speak or vote on the day.
Online and postal voting is open from 11am on Saturday 17 October until 11am on Thursday 3 December.
Join an online question and answer session
The AGM will ask our members to adopt a new Articles of Association that will change our legal membership and how some Trustees are appointed. It will allow us to focus on engaging more regularly with members who are interested in having a say on governance matters.
During October and November, we’re running online sessions for members who are interested in hearing from our Board of Trustees and Executive Team ahead of voting on this resolution.
Speak or vote on the day
To speak or vote on the day, you must register to attend the online meeting. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Please make sure you have the two-part security code from your voting email or printed voting papers when you register. We need this information to verify your membership and send you the link to join the online meeting.
Nominate someone to take part in your place
You can also choose to nominate someone to attend the online AGM to vote and speak on your behalf (a ‘proxy’). The person you nominate does not need to be an MS Society member.
To nominate a proxy, please email [email protected] or call us on 020 8438 0839 by 11am on Friday 27 November.
You’ll need to tell us your name, address and the two-part security code from your voting email or printed voting papers. We'll also need the name and email address of the person you want to nominate. We’ll confirm the details to you in writing then email the online meeting link to the person you've nominated.
Submit a question
Our AGM is also an opportunity for members to ask questions of our Board and Executive Team. To help us manage the logistics of the online meeting, questions will need to be submitted beforehand.
To submit a question, please email [email protected] or call us on 020 8438 0839 by 11am on Thursday 3 December.
You’ll need to tell us your name, address and the two part security code from your voting email or printed voting papers. We need this information to verify your membership before accepting your question.
Our online AGM will be broadcast live and available to view here afterwards.