2020 Annual General Meeting/Resolutions

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These are the ordinary resolutions proposed by the board for the 2020 AGM. Wikimedia UK are drafting two special resolutions in addition to these, which will be published here shortly. Members can propose resolutions before the 8th June deadline. For more information you can contact Katie at infoatwikimedia.org.uk.

Ordinary resolutions, proposed by the board[edit | edit source]

A motion to appoint board members[edit | edit source]

The Election Rules require an election of board members at this meeting.

This meeting resolves to hold an election in accordance with the Election Rules and to appoint the elected candidates as members of the Board of Trustees. Should some of the newly-elected Directors be required under Article 16.3 to retire at the next or the next-but-one Annual General Meeting, such Directors shall be those who receive the fewest first preferences after all transfers have been completed. In the event of a tie, the teller shall draw lots.

A motion to note the annual report and accounts[edit | edit source]

This Meeting resolves that the annual report and accounts be noted.

A motion to set membership fees[edit | edit source]

The Membership Rules require that the membership fees be reviewed at each AGM.

This meeting resolves to maintain the membership fees unchanged for individual members at £5 per year and for all member organisations at £100 per year.

A motion to appoint auditors[edit | edit source]

This Meeting resolves to reappoint Moore Kingston Smith as auditors until the next AGM or until such earlier time as the Board may select another auditor through a tendering process, and thereafter to appoint whichever firm of auditors is successful in tendering and is selected by the Board; and to authorise the directors to determine the auditors' remuneration.

Special Resolutions to amend Wikimedia UK’s Articles of Association[edit | edit source]

To be proposed by the Board of Trustees at the 2020 AGM

This meeting resolves by special resolution to amend articles 6 and 7 of the Articles of Association as follows - with proposed additions to existing wording shown in bold italics.

Notice[edit | edit source]

6.3 The notice must specify the date, time and place or format of the meeting and the general nature of the business to be transacted. If the meeting is to be an Annual General Meeting, the notice must say so.

6.4 In these articles, the expression ‘meeting’ in the context of a general meeting includes (except where inconsistent with any legal obligation):

  • A physical meeting
  • A video conference, and
  • A hybrid meeting

Quorum[edit | edit source]

7.1 No business shall be transacted at any general meeting unless a quorum is present.

7.2 A quorum is the greater of:

(a) Ten members; and

(b) five per cent of the total current membership

present in person or by proxy and entitled to vote upon the business to be conducted at the meeting.7.3 The authorised representative of a member organisation shall be counted in the quorum.

7.4 If:

(a) a quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting; or

(b) during a meeting a quorum ceases to be present;

the meeting shall be adjourned to such time and place or format as the Directors shall determine. The Directors must reconvene the meeting and must give at least seven clear days' notice of the reconvened meeting stating the date, time and place or format of the meeting.

7.5 If no quorum is present at the reconvened meeting within fifteen minutes of the time specified for the start of the meeting the members present in person or by proxy at that time shall constitute the quorum for that meeting.

7.6 In these articles, the expression ‘present in person’ means physically present or, where permitted, attending a video or hybrid meeting via a video link.