Annual Members' Meetings


Join us at your local Annual Members’ Meeting...

  • Find out more about your local co-op
  • View exhibitions from each of our business areas
  • Vote on important issues, including this year’s dividend bonus
  • Meet your Board of Directors
  • Q&A session 

The meetings will be held at:

The Weston Rooms, Hickman Street, Gainsborough
Tuesday 13th November

Stanhope Hall, Boston Road, Horncastle
Wednesday 14th November

Holbeach Community Centre, Fishpond Lane, Holbeach
Thursday 15th November 

Everyday Champions Centre, Jessop Close, Brunel Business Park, Newark
Monday 19th November

Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby
Tuesday 20th November

The Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln*
Wednesday 21st November 

A buffet will be served plus every member will receive a free gift.  

Doors open at 6.30pm. All meetings start at 7pm.

These are member only events. Please bring along your dividend card to sign in. Non-members wishing to attend must apply for membership in advance or on the night.

*Free transport will be available from the Lincoln area. Places must be booked by calling the Membership Team on 01522 544 632 (Mon-Fri 8.30-5pm) by Thursday 8th November. Places are subject to availability. 

Annual Members’ Meeting Agenda

1. To confirm the minutes of the Annual Members’ Meeting held in November 2017 (half yearly meeting held on 9th June 2018 for Lincoln meeting only)

2. To receive the Directors’ Report, Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements.

3. To consider the recommendations of the Board of Directors:- (a) that £4,131,000 is allocated to dividend from which dividends of £2,233,000 have already been paid; and (b) for a dividend bonus of 85p for every £1 of dividend points distributed in the year to 1st September 2018.

4. To consider the recommendation of the Board of Directors that the basic rate of issue of dividend continues at the rate of 1% of the value of qualifying purchases and that it may determine the rate of additional dividend (if any) applicable to such purchases.

5. To ratify the appointment of the Society director appointed under Rule 60 (b).

6. To approve the appointment of external auditors of the Society which will hold office from the conclusion of the Lincoln Annual Members’ Meeting until the conclusion of the next annual members’ meeting at which the accounts are laid before the Society, at a remuneration to be fixed by the Directors.

 Questions on the Directors’ Report, Auditor’s Report or the Financial Statements must be submitted in accordance with Rule 41. See standing orders inside the Annual Report.

Any member who has joined within the last 6 months will not be entitled to vote.

To submit a question or request a copy of the Annual Report please contact the Membership Team on 01522 544 632 or email

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors: J.Powell, Secretary. 


What happens at an Annual Members' Meeting?

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Event photography and video

We may be taking photos and video at these events to use for marketing purposes. This will include posed images, plus general pictures and footage showing attendees and activity. This content may be used in a variety of communications channels including our website, social media, members’ magazine, internal publications, future event publicity and by media organisations. 

If you’d prefer not to be in the background of an image, please let our photographer or a Lincolnshire Co-op colleague know at the event you attend.

If we’re taking a posed picture or footage, we’ll ask you for your verbal permission. If you’re under 16, we’ll need written consent from you. If you’re under 13, we’ll need written consent from your parent or parent/guardian.

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