People at MS Society meeting with their hands up

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM is an opportunity for members to have their say on how we're run.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've taken the decision to move this year’s AGM to Saturday 5 December. If you're an MS Society member, we'll contact you in October with a formal notice of the meeting, the AGM booklet, and details of how to vote on resolutions and elect new Trustees.

Voting is open from 11am on Saturday 17 October until 11am on Thursday 3 December. You must be an MS Society member on Friday 4 September to be eligible to vote.

Receiving your AGM notification

Our resources are precious and we need to use them carefully. If we have your email address, you’ll receive your AGM notification and unique voter ID link by email this year. We’ll only post printed copies to members who request them, or who haven’t provided an email address.

Please support us by adding an email address to your membership today.

Email our friendly team at supportercare@mssociety.org.uk or call us on 0300 500 8084 to update your membership record by Friday 21 August.

Applying to join the Board of Trustees

Being a Trustee of the MS Society is a challenging and rewarding experience. At the AGM, we’ll ask members to elect four Trustees who share our values and our commitment to stopping MS, to join our Board.

We’re proud to be partnering with diversity and inclusion specialist BAME Recruitment who will be handling the Trustee recruitment process on our behalf.

Find out more about the role and responsibilities of an MS Society Trustee

Download and read our Trustee application information pack

Apply via our Trustee vacancy page at BAME Recruitment

The deadline for receipt of Trustee applications is 5pm on Sunday 19 July 2020.

Applying to join a National Council

We’ve taken the decision to not hold Council elections at this year’s AGM. Instead, we’ll fill vacancies by co-opting people. Being co-opted means that following receipt of your application and a successful interview, you would be confirmed in the role by the existing Council Members for one year, rather than being elected by our membership for a three year term.

Find out more about the work of our National Councils.

Apply to join our Cymru/Wales, England, Northern Ireland or Scotland Councils.

There is no deadline for applications to National Councils.

Submitting a resolution

Any eligible member may submit a resolution to be considered by the AGM, subject to Articles 22 and 23 of our Constitution. Please submit your resolution via email to governance@mssociety.org.uk or call 0208 438 0839 to discuss it.

The deadline for receipt of member resolutions is 5pm on Friday 21 August.

Watch online

We recorded last year’s AGM as a live stream you can watch online.

Watch the AGM on YouTube

Due to a technical error a short part of the event was not recorded. You can view the missing slide on page 29 of the presentation or read our Annual Report and Accounts 2018 for more information about our financial position.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our AGM, please email governance@mssociety.org.uk or call us on 020 8438 0839.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please email governance@mssociety.org.uk or call 020 8827 0470.

Or write to our Governance Manager at MS Society National Centre, 372 Edgware Road, London NW2 6ND.