What is the purpose of an AGM?
- To report on the past year to your membership, and discuss plans for the next.
- To discuss and vote on changes to your bylaws (if there are any proposed changes).
- In odd numbered years, to hold elections for your country committee.
What regulations must you follow to hold an AGM
- Provide a notice of the meeting time and date to all your membership. The schedule for the notice will be indicated in your bylaws.
- Ensure you have a quorum (check your bylaws)
- Take meeting minutes and submit these minutes to the International Secretary
- Set a date and time with your excom that allows ample notification time.
- Look for a space that will hold your members comfortably and that will not be noisy.
- Consider accessibility for all of your members.
- Book your venue space.
- Confirm with the venue a week ahead of the event.
Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad (insert country)
Date, timeThursday 20th October, 7.30 to 9pm
- Minutes of previous AGM
- Chair’s report
- Secretary’s report
- Treasurer's report
- Bylaws discussion
Make it fun
- Bring in a speaker
- Add refreshments and provide time for mingling
- Hold a fundraiser
- Register voters
- Welcome new members