We will be holding the Branch AGM at the Information Technologists Hall on Wednesday 4th November and celebrating the achievements of all those members who make this IWFS Branch possible.
All members are entitled to attend the AGM and we hope that you will take this opportunity to find out more about how the Branch is run and to help us make plans for the future. A welcoming glass of something fizzy will greet you on arrival!
Party: This year, we have decided to follow the AGM with a free pre-Christmas party, to say a big thank you to all our members, and particularly those who have organised events for us over the past year. We rely upon you all to maintain the range and quality of events in our programme. This is a perfect social opportunity for new members to come along and introduce themselves, and for old members to meet up with friends whose paths haven’t crossed in a while. We hope that as many of you as possible will join the Committee to thank those whose events we have enjoyed in the past year, help quality control the Branch Cellar, and enjoy some good food in relaxed circumstances.
Wines from the Branch cellar will be on offer, including
1982 Pernand Vergelesses – Domaine Michel Voarick
2010 Marimar Chardonnay ‘La Masia’
plus a selection of single bottles to try, including some interesting red wines from Uraguay. This will be accompanied by a finger buffet.
We are always looking for more people to help run the Branch. Perhaps you might organise an event (with help from Committee Members if you wish) or help with Branch administration, or with Publicity and Marketing (including Social Media); we’d love to hear from you. For more details please email Stephanie Shepherd as soon as possible. Nominations for the Committee and items for inclusion on the AGM agenda must reach her by 4th October 2015.
You would be very welcome to join us just for the AGM, but we very much hope that you will also stay for the Party and help us turn this important formal occasion into an enjoyable social evening. For catering purposes we need to know if you will be joining us by Monday 26th October.
Calling Notice – Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, 4th November 2015 7.00pm for 7.15 pm
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the London Branch of the International Wine and Food Society shall be held at The Information Technologists’ Hall,39a Bartholomew Close, EC1A 7JN at for the following business:
- Apologies for Absence
- Minutes of the Last Meeting
- Matters Arising
- Chairman’s Report
- To receive and consider the audited accounts for the period 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015.
- To elect Branch Officers and Committee Members*
- Membership Matters
- Open Discussion and Any Other Business
Copies of the relevant papers will be available before the Meeting.
* In accordance with Para. 5.1 of The Branch Constitution, all nominations for the Committee must be submitted in writing to The Meeting Secretary** at least thirty days in advance of the Meeting. The candidate should be nominated by two London Branch members and must signify in writing her/his willingness to stand.
** Nominations or items for discussion to:
Stephanie Shepherd, 59 Lime Avenue, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2BH
So that we are aware of numbers, please indicate on the Booking Form whether you will be attending, even if you are not attending the social event afterwards.
Venue: The Information Technologists’ Hall, 39a Bartholomew
Close, EC1A 7JN Nearest Tube: Barbican (5 minutes)
Mobility: 3 One step up into foyer, then lift access.
Time: 7.00 for 7.15pm (AGM)
Dress: Smart Casual
Price: Members: Free Guests (party only): £4
Organiser: Stephanie Shepherd Email: email@example.com
Tel: 01276 65900 Address: 59 Lime Avenue, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2BH
Bookings are closed for this event. Please contact the organiser for last-minute places.