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Summer member event 2023

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Members, you're invited to join us for our Summer Member Event at

The Epic Centre
Lincolnshire Showground

Saturday 10th June 2023 from 11:30am.

A wellbeing exhibition awaits including free health checks and walks. Plus, you will be able to shop in our Love Local Market and watch a healthy, budget-friendly cookery demo.

The day will also feature our Half Yearly Members’ Meeting at 1:30pm, where you can find out what we’ve been up to so far this year, vote on important issues*, join a live Q&A and meet your Board of Directors.

Can’t attend in person? You can watch the meeting, Q&A and cookery demo live online.

Places must be booked in advance, both for the in-person and online event.

The IN PERSON event has now sold out. You can still take part online.

As a thank you for joining us on the day and voting on the important matters in our Half Yearly Meeting, we'll be crediting members' dividend cards** with £5 to spend in-store after the event - that's a few summer treats on us!

*you must have been a member for six months or more to vote.

**If you are joining us online, it is one device per person per vote, therefore the member signed into the broadcast will be who receives the £5 dividend.

Questions on the Half Year Report must be submitted in writing to the Secretary at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Questions will be taken from both our in-person and online audience during the meeting although advance notice will help us provide more detailed answers.

For more information on submitting a question, please contact the Membership team on 01522 781 135 or email

1. To Receive the Minutes of the Meeting Held on 8 December 2022;

2. To Receive the Directors Half Yearly Report;

3. To Approve a Change to the Society Rule Book concerning Young Members (Special Resolution - see details below);

4. To Declare the results of the election for three members of the Board of Directors.

Under Society’s published Rule Book, a young member is eligible to accrue and redeem dividend on attaining the age of 12.

The Society is exploring the future use of digital services to provide certain of its membership benefits. Under data privacy laws, the effective age at which an individual can give consent to receive an online service is 13 years of age.

There is a need to amend the Rules so that receipt of member benefits via any digital services is aligned with this legal requirement. It is therefore proposed that Rules 11 and 12 are restated as below.

The Society will continue to maintain separate membership terms and conditions, including the age at which certain benefits and entitlements arise (currently available at:

The age related requirements in the Rules concerning both voting and standing for election will remain unaffected.

“11. All those wishing to become a member must support the objects of the Society and complete the membership application form specified by the Board (which shall include an application for the minimum number of shares). No person shall be admitted to membership unless their application is accepted by the Board.

12. The terms of membership (including the age at which Members may receive benefits and entitlements such as the accrual and redemption of dividend) shall be set out separately in any regulations that the Society may adopt, subject always to the following:

a. Members must attain the age of 16 years of age in order to vote on any business conducted at Members meetings, and to vote in elections for the Board; and

b. Members must attain the age of 18 years of age in order to stand for election to, and serve on the Board (subject to the further eligibility criteria set out in these Rules).”

Please note we will be filming and taking photographs during this event - you can view our photo/filming consent policy below, along with our event privacy notice.

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