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Join us for our Annual Members' Meetings

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We're back on the road for our Annual Members’ Meetings this year in your local communities - it would be great if you could join us!

You'll be able to:

  • Find out more about your local co-op; and hear the results of our election for your Board of Directors.
  • Vote on important issues* including our 2021 Annual Accounts, this year's dividend bonus and appointment of auditors.
  • Ask us your questions.
  • Hear from your Board of Directors.

We'll be at:

Tuesday 7th December 2021

Cedric Ford Pavilion
Newark Showground
Lincoln Road
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG24 2NY

Book here

Wednesday 8th December 2021
Stanhope Hall
Boston Road
Horncastle
Lincolnshire
LN9 6NF

FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 9th December 2021 (in-person and online)
Epic Centre
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincoln
LN2 2NA

Book here

    Doors will open at 6:15pm and all meetings will take place 7pm - 8:30pm.

    ☕ Local tea, coffee and food samples will be served.


    To keep everyone safe, we're making some changes to our events in line with Government guidance to ensure they are Covid secure.

    Each individual must book a place in advance whether you're joining us in person or online as spaces are limited. Admittance will not be permitted without pre-booking.


    We'll also be online...

    If you are unable to join us in person, don't worry, as we'll also be holding two online events - broadcast live from our Spalding and Lincoln meetings - where you'll still be able to hear what we've been up to, vote on important issues and ask questions. You will still need to book your place to join us for these online meetings.


    Feedback survey

    If you attended one of our meetings, we'd love to hear your feedback so that we can continue to improve your experience. To take part in the survey please click here.

    The feedback survey will close on Friday 17th December. All entries received before this date will be put in a free prize draw to win a £50 Lincolnshire Co-op gift voucher.


    If you're joining us online for either our Spalding online meeting or our Lincoln online meeting, firstly please ensure you have booked your place in advance.

    On the night you don't need a microphone or a camera on your device to take part in the meeting. However, as the meeting includes voting, if there is more than one member in your household, you'll need 1 device per member to cast individual votes.

    You can still ask our Board of Director's questions - there is a message function which you can use to type in your question and then it will be read out during the Q&A session during the meeting. Further details on this will be explained on the night.

    To sign into the online meetings, please click on the following link to access the meeting - https://web.lumiagm.com/#/m/197117277

    You will be asked for your 6 digit membership number (this can be found on your dividend card, key fob or mobile app).

    Followed by a password, which is: lincscoop21

    Access to the meeting will be available from 6:15pm; however, please note that your ability to vote* will not be enabled until the Chair formally declares the poll open. If you have any problems logging in online on the night, please call 07912 554 048.

    1. To confirm the minutes of the Annual Members’ Meeting held in June 2021.

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

    3. To consider the recommendations of the Board of Directors:-

    (a) that £3,554,000 is allocated to dividend from which dividends of £1,921,000 have already been paid and

    (b) for a dividend bonus of 85p for every £1 of dividend points distributed in the year to 4th September 2021.

    4. To agree that the basic rate of issue of dividend continue at the rate of 1%, as recommended by the board, and to authorise it to determine the rate of any

    additional dividend paid.

    5. To ratify the appointment of Ian Haldenby as a director appointed under Rule 62(b).

    6. To ratify the appointment of David Cowell as a director appointed under Rule 62(b).

    7. To consider the appointment of the external auditors of the Society. The remuneration is to be fixed by the directors.

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

    Questions on the Directors’ Report, Auditor’s Report or the Financial Statements must be submitted in writing to the Secretary at least 48 hours before the meeting.

    Questions will be permitted during the meeting although advance notice will help us to provide more detailed answers.

    To submit a question for any of the meetings, please contact the Membership Team on 01522 781 135 or email membership@lincolnshire.coop

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

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


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