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Outcome of Special General Meeting (18th November 2018)

  • At the Special General Meeting of the Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group (ADSHG) held on Sunday 18th November 2018, the resolution set before the meeting to convert to Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) status was carried.

The meeting was quorate with over 40 people present, including some partners and family members. The meeting commenced at 18:15.

1.    The meeting started with a welcome from the Vice-Chair, Amanda Colman. 

2.    Amanda Colman introduced the Trustees in attendance and the charity’s new Chief Executive.

3.    The Treasurer, Paul Macnamara, outlined the context to the statutory Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) process, set out the resolution and its benefits to our charity. The online votes made by members who could not attend the meeting in person were noted.

4.    There was a period for free discussion and questions & answers, chaired by the Treasurer.

5.    The meeting was asked to consider the following resolution :

“The Trustees and members resolve that, in accordance with clause V of the current ADSHG Constitution, ADSHG shall transfer its activities and assets to the new CIO, following which the original charity shall be dissolved and removed from the Register of Charities.”

On a show of hands, the resolution was carried unanimously. Proxy votes included 94% votes for and 6% votes against. 

6.    As the resolution has been approved by members, the Vice-Chair on behalf of the Board of Trustees instructed the Treasurer and Chief Executive to make the necessary arrangements (and inform our regulator, the Charity Commission) to implement the resolution, effective 1st January 2019.  

7.    The meeting closed at 18:40 with an opportunity for informal discussions ahead of the medical seminar by Professor Eystein Husebye.

After the formal SGM, Professor Eystein Husebye of Haukeland University Hospital (Bergen, Norway) gave an informative, interactive talk on his recent clinical research work concerning adrenal insufficiency.

Note : following the SGM, the Trustees met briefly to simply to note the result of the SGM and to confirm plans to put the members’ decision into action, aiming to complete the transition for ADSHG to the new CIO at year-end 2018.

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