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AGM 2016: Constitutional and other changes

At the 2016 AGM in December 2016, Members & Patrons heard reports on the season’s concerts and finances, as well as a preview of the 2017 season.  At the same time, the meeting approved the Trustees’ proposal to convert the charitable trust which has run Concerts at Cratfield since 1993 (Blyth Valley Chamber Music) into a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation, to be called Concerts at Cratfield CIO, which is already registered with the Charity Commission and whose new Constitution was circulated with the AGM papers.

The AGM also appointed Trustees for what is expected to be the last year of Blyth Valley Chamber Music (the same names were all already Trustees in 2016).  These are also those who have already volunteered to be the Trustees of the new CIO:

David Mintz (Chairman)

Peter Baker

Alan McLean

Clare Webb

Kathrin Peters

Richard  Quarrell

Michael Taylor

If you are a Member or Patron of BVCM, you will hear individually about any new arrangements for subscriptions, Standing Orders and Gift Aid.  You wll also receive a copy of the draft AGM Minutes.

Annual 2017 subscriptions for what will now be called Friends (formerly Members) and Patrons in 2017 will be (Friends) £20 single person and £30 up to two people at the same address; and (Patrons) a minimum of £96 up to two people at the same address. 

To be a Friend or Patron of the CIO will bring the same booking priority as always, together with the right to vote at a General Meeting of the organisation.