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8-10 October Southampton

08/10/2021 to 10/10/2021

The IBMT’s 2021 Annual General Meeting will take place in Southampton on Saturday 9 October as part of a weekend of commemorative, educational and social activities. 

Provisional programme

Friday 8 October
7pm: Welcoming reception and buffet at the Southampton Unite office, 41 Castle Way, SO14 2BW

Saturday 9 October
10.30am: Rededication of Southampton memorial at the Cenotaph in Watts Park, with speeches and the Red Star Choir

11.30am: Talk by Alan Lloyd on Hampshire Brigaders in Comms Rooms 3 & 4, Southampton Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road, SO14 7LY

2.30pm: Annual General Meeting in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre

4.30-6pm: Talk by Carmen Kilner on the Habana and the arrival of the Basque children, Comms Rooms 3 & 4, Civic Centre

6.30pm: Dinner, quiz and No Pasarán Raffle draw at La Tavernetta restaurant, Civic Centre Road, SO14 7FJ

Sunday 10 October

10am: Walking tour of Southampton focusing on the Second World War, starts in Guildhall Square. Limited places


AGM agenda

(1) Chair’s opening remarks

(2) Apologies for absence

(3) Approval of minutes of the 2020 AGM and matters arising

(4) Executive Committee’s report

(5) Financial report

(6) Election of Executive Committee members 

(7) Any other business

(8) Date and place of next AGM

(9) Chair’s closing remarks

Notice of elections and agenda items

Nominations are invited for candidates to fill four vacancies on the Executive Committee (EC). Should five or more IBMT members accept nomination, a ballot will be held among members attending the AGM.

All IBMT members may nominate fellow members to serve on the EC. Nominations must be made in writing and received by the Secretary by 8am on 20 September 2021. The names of the candidates will be published on the IBMT website in advance of the AGM. 

Proposed items for agenda item (7) must be received in writing by the Secretary by 8am on 1 October 2021. Send nominations and proposed agenda items by email (these will be acknowledged) to: secretary@international-brigades.org.uk or by post to: IBMT Secretary, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU.

Please note: Due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, the organisers need to know the number of attendees at certain events over the weekend.

Email IBMT Trustee Alan Lloyd at alan.lloyd121@virgin.net no later than Sunday 26 September to indicate which of the following events you plan to attend: the Friday night buffet; the Saturday evening dinner; the guided walk on Sunday morning.

You are advised not to leave it until the last minute to book accommodation. There are four cruise liners due to dock on Saturday morning, so there will be pressure on hotel accommodation. The West Quay area has several hotels and is close to the railway station, but there is a very steep hill up to the Civic Centre.

There is a choice of hotels in the city centre, many within walking distance of Southampton Civic Centre, the venue for the AGM. It is recommended that attendees book their accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

Posted on 4 August 2021. Updated on 9 September 2021.