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OHS AGM Thursday 18th November 2021 – Online event

OHS AGM Thursday 18th November 2021 7pm

and talk by Lynn Campbell: Orkney’s Other HalfThe Role of Women in Orkney History

Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic crisis, Orkney Heritage Society has had another busy year and there is much to hear about and celebrate.  The AGM provides an opportunity for members to get together to exchange ideas for future activities of the Society.

Due to concerns about recent increases in cases of Covid-19 in Orkney, this year the AGM will be held online at 7.00pm on Thursday 18th November 2021, on the Zoom platform.

To receive a link for the meeting please go to Eventbrite by clicking on this link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/orkney-heritage-society-agm-tickets-202075582507

This allows us to collect e-mail addresses and so confirm which attendees of the meeting are members.

The agenda for the meeting can be found on our Resources Page, where you will also find the minutes from the 2020 AGM, financial reports and other relevant documents.

Over the last three years, the Society has published bumper editions of its Newsletter.  Unfortunately, this is expensive and we need to look at ways of reducing our cost.  An easy and green solution would be to distribute an electronic PDF version.   For those still wanting a hard copy, would members be happy with a £5 contribution for postage and printing?  We are keen to have feedback from members on this.

As ever there is an opportunity to get involved and this year there are again vacancies on the Board of Trustees.  We are therefore looking forward to welcoming new members to the Board and would hope you will consider standing. Normally, meetings are held every six weeks on an evening in Kirkwall and last for about 2 hours.  This year our meetings have been online, but are now beginning to meet again in person.

Please email chair@orkneyheritagesociety.org.uk or secretary@orkneyheritagesociety.org.uk if you would like more information.

Following the conclusion of business, Lynn Campbell will give a short talk on the role of women in Orkney history: Orkney’s Other Half – Women in Orkney”.

We look forward to seeing you,

Yours sincerely

Neil Kermode

Secretary

OHS Annual General Meeting, 19th November 2020 7pm via Zoom

Orkney Heritage Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on 19th November 2020 at 7pm.

Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic crisis, OHS has had another busy year and there is much to hear about and celebrate. The AGM provides an opportunity for members to get together to exchange ideas for future activities of the Society. This year the AGM will have to be held virtually, which gives more people the chance to attend.
The meeting will be on Zoom at 7.00pm on Thursday 19th November 2020. To receive a link for the meeting please go to Eventbrite by clicking on this link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/orkney-heritage-society-annual-general-meeting-tickets-126740158225
This will allow us to collect e-mail addresses and so confirm which attendees of the meeting are members.

One of the key topics for discussion is the adoption of a modified Constitution. Below you will find a link to a document outlining the proposed changes and the reasoning behind them, along with the existing and proposed constitutions. Also the 2019 AGM Minutes, 2020 AGM Agenda and Trustees’ Report.

As ever there is an opportunity to get involved and this year there are vacancies on the Board. We are therefore looking forward to welcoming new members to the Board and would hope you will consider standing. Normally, meetings are generally held every six weeks on an evening in Kirkwall and last for about two hours. This year our meetings are online.

However, please do not be put off attending (virtually) the AGM if you don’t want to stand. The Society needs all its members, and you will be very welcome irrespective of whether you can get involved.

Please email secretary@orkneyheritagesociety.org.uk if you would like more information.

Following the conclusion of business, Caroline Wickham-Jones will give a short talk on Heritage past and future and OHS Secretary Neil Kermode will give a short presentation on the challenges the Society sees coming and to explain the Society’s campaigning this year.

Existing Constitution

Proposed Changes to Constitution

Draft – Updated Constitution

2020 OHS Trustees’ Report

Minutes of 2019 OHS AGM

Agenda for 2020 OHS AGM