We will be holding the Branch AGM at the Hilton Doubletree Victoria on Tuesday 29th November 2016 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 2008 Moutard 6 cépages Champagne will greet you on arrival. This is a most unusual wine. All other Champagne is made from at most three grape varieties.
Wine Tasting: This year, we have decided to follow the AGM with a free pre-Christmas tasting of unusual wines, led by our Chairman Jeffrey Benson, 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 with the Committee to thank those whose events we have enjoyed in the past year, and enjoy some good food in relaxed circumstances.
Chile – 2014 Oveja Negra Winemakers Selection Sauvignon Carmenere
USA – 2014 Lockwood Vineyards Monterey Chardonnay
Spain – 2014 Bodegas Pazo do Mar Monterrei Godello Blanco
Argentina – 2011 Dona Paula Seleccion de Bodega Mendoza Malbec
Australia – 2013 Berton Reserve Bonsai High Eden Shiraz
France – 1982 Pernand Vergelessess, Domaine Michel Voarick
This will be accompanied by a selection of canapés
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 24th October 2016.
You would be very welcome to join us just for the AGM, but we very much hope that you will also stay for the Tasting 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 Thursday 24th November.
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 Hilton Doubletree Victoria, 2 Bridge Place, SW1V 1QA at 7.00pm 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 2015 to 30th June 2016.
- 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 the AGM, even if you are not attending the social event afterwards.
Venue: The Hilton Doubletree Victoria, 2 Bridge Place, SW1V 1QA
Nearest Tube: Victoria, take the exit by platform 1.
Mobility: 3 – Three steps into foyer, then lift access.
Time: 6.45 for 7.00pm (AGM)
Dress: Smart Casual
Price: Members: Free Guests (party only): £5
Organiser: Stephanie Shepherd Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01276 65900 Address: 59 Lime Avenue, Camberley, GU15 2BH.
Bookings are closed for this event. Please contact the organiser for last-minute places.