|Minutes of the AGM 2008||[The AGM followed a welcome by the President and Chairman of the Meeting, Sir Angus Stirling, the Artex prize-giving and a Special General Meeting to adopt a revised constitution of the Friends of Holland Park, see below.]
|Minutes of the Special General Meeting of 12 March 2008 in the Orangery, Holland Park|| 1. Welcome by the President: the President, Sir Angus Stirling, welcomed all present and drew their attention to the proposed new constitution and explanation, both of which had been circulated to all Friends in advance of the Meeting. The explanation mentioned, among other things, that a new constitution was required partly because of a new Act of Parliament, the Charities Act 2006. All those present also had on their seats a copy of the special resolution which was to be voted on at the Meeting. The President pointed out a small typing error in the revised constitution: the word "of" after "protection" in Part 1, Clause 3, The Objects (1) was superfluous and should be deleted.
2. Special resolution to adopt the revised constitution: the President invited those present to suggest amendments or ask questions. There were none. With a show of hands the Friends present voted unanimously in favour of the resolution and of adopting the revised constitution.
3. Close of official business: the President closed the Meeting warmly thanking Mr David Jeffreys, the Hon. Assistant Treasurer, for his work in producing the revised constitution.
IT IS RESOLVED THAT
(1) The proposed Constitution entitled "CONSTITUTION OF THE FRIENDS OF HOLLAND PARK" circulated to members in advance of this Special General Meeting (and as amended at this meeting) is adopted to replace the existing Constitution.
(2) The Constitution as adopted shall come into effect at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting of 12 March 2008.
IT IS NOTED THAT in adopting the proposed Constitution the Friends of Holland Park have exercised the statutory power of amendment under the Charities Act 2006 with particular reference to clauses 10 and 11 of the existing Constitution.