The minutes of the recent 2021 AGM are now available to members, and can be found in the members area of the website at
ADDENDUM: Please notify any errors or omissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The spring 2021 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read in the Members' Area, with printed copies being sent out later in the month.
A reminder that the AGM will this year be held on ZOOM on Friday 7th May at 20:00.
Any proxy votes must be set up in advance by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, arriving no later than the end of Wednesday 5th May, containing your name and address, who will be your proxy, and if you wish (this is optional) how you want them to vote.
The ZOOM meeting link has been added to the member's area of the website at https://www.britgo.org/history/councilnews - you will need to be logged in to the site to access it.
The deadline for nominations has now passed, however as explained below nominations for Council will still be accepted at the AGM. Officers nominated unopposed, and hence appointed for another year are:
President - Toby Manning
Treasurer - Richard Wheeldon
Secretary - Colin Williams
Nominated to be Council Members are:
Andrew Ambrose-Thurman, Gerry Gavigan, Matt Marsh, Peter Rootham-Smith
As there is still one Council vacancy, according to our constitution extra nominations for Council members can be accepted at the AGM itself. Any such nomination will need two supporters.
Details of the ZOOM meeting will be posted to the member’s area of the website, and circulated by a news item such as this a day or so before the event.
A number of further papers have been added to the AGM documents list, mostly relating to the motions on the agenda. They are quite short, and It would be very helpful if you could read them prior to the AGM. The documents list is just below the agenda on https://www.britgo.org/history/councilnews (you need to be logged in as a member)
Also added is a short paper asking you to consider standing for a place on the BGA Council. We have a number of Council members not standing again this year, so this year in particular we are looking for other BGA members to come forwards and assist with the running of the BGA. Any of the current Council members would be very happy to answer any questions you might have about what being in the Council is like. If you do decide to stand nominations must be received by the end of Friday 23rd April.
The usual officer’s reports will be added in the next few days.
The 2020 BGA Accounts have been made available in the member's area of the website, and as a supporting document for the AGM Agenda at https://www.britgo.org/history/councilnews
The agenda for the BGA AGM, to be held on Zoom at 20:00 on Friday 7th May, is now available in the Members' Area at www.britgo.org/history/councilnews.
More papers are likely to be added in the coming days.
Colin Williams, Secretary.
The BGA now has its own YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbbc2yTdNeRDWScNzyihiXw containing initially some of Mateusz Surma's recent lectures and game reviews.
This follows on from the success of the London Go Centre channel.
The 2021 AGM will be held, like last year, as a virtual meeting using ZOOM.
It will be on Friday 7th May, at 20:00. Meeting link details will be posted to the members area of the website nearer the date.
Anyone wishing to submit a motion for the meeting please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 2nd April, with the names of both supporting members.
The Winter 2020-21 edition of the BGJ is now available for members to read.