We hope you are all keeping well.
The last eighteen months have been a quite extraordinary time for everyone, and both the BECS Board and BECS staff have had to adapt to new ways of working. I would like to thank staff and Directors for their commitment and fortitude despite the many COVID pressures. We have all become dab hands at video calls, and though more impersonal than face to face meetings, these have proven not only safer but very cost effective and efficient too.
At our last BECS Board meeting, we deliberated on the options to continue to safeguard the health and safety of members and staff, and are once again recommending an online AGM as the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us. We will hold our AGM on Thursday, 2nd December entirely virtually. Do please join us.
To ensure your voice is heard, we are facilitating the virtual AGM in the following ways:
• All members will receive proxy forms that need to be completed and received back by 10:00am on 17th November 2021. The proxy forms will be emailed to all members and will also be available online on our website (click here). Should you require a paper copy of the proxy form, please email email@example.com and we will post one to you.
• All those who can join us online will need to register their attendance by completing this form. This must be completed by 10:00am on 17th November 2021. This will allow us to make suitable arrangements depending on the number of participants. Each attendee will be provided login and password details a couple of days prior to the AGM to allow access to the meeting.
• You can submit your questions in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for submitting your questions is Monday 29th November 2021. Your questions will be summarised and grouped so that we can efficiently answer as many questions as possible during the allocated time.
We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you virtually at our 2021 Annual General Meeting.
* To be presented for approval at the AGM.