2020 AGM

THE 2020 FRIENDS OF VINTAGE TRAINS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Vintage Trains Society will take place on Saturday 5 September 2020 at the Tyseley Working Men’s Club, 573 Warwick Road, Birmingham B11 2EX (note: this is opposite Tyseley Locomotive Works site. It is not the LMRCA club). Car parking will be available at Tyseley Locomotive Works.

Notethat this is a change of date from the previously-announced 4 April 2020. We are all aware of the concerns surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak and this is even more an issue given the age profile of our much respected and gallant band of Members who are largely in the high risk category. The well-being of our Members is our absolute priority, and you can be assured that health and safety has our full attention, it is therefore our considered opinion that we should postpose the Friends of Vintage Trains’ Annual General Meeting to 5 September 2020 and although this is outside our normal 15 month reporting period as per our Constitution, we hope you will understand – these are extenuating circumstances.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this postponement may cause and if you have any questions or issues you would like to discuss, please feel free to get in touch through the contact form.

The doors will open at 10.00 a.m. and the AGM will start promptly at 10.30 a.m. Membership cards will have to be shown upon entry. The minutes from the 2019 meeting, which are subject to approval at this meeting, are available on the AGM 2019 page.

Following the business part of the AGM, which will include an update from Michael Whitehouse on Vintage Trains Limited, and a short break, Robin Coombes, Secretary of the Vintage Trains Community Benefit Society, will give an illustrated talk about his passion for photographing locomotive power.

At this meting two Committee members will be standing down: Chris Schroeder and Robin Coombes. There will be a proposal to appont Bernard Wright to the Committee and for Chris and Robin to advise the Committee on an ad-hoc basis as co-opted members in view of their specialist knowledge. If any member would like to be considered for a post on the Committee please contact the Secretary via. e-mail at Secretary@friendsofvt.org.uk or in writing to
The Secretary, Friends of Vintage Trains, Vintage Trains Limited, 670 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham B11 2HL
Applications outlining why you wish to join the Committee should be submitted by 14 March. If any Member wishes to raise any other business please submit your item to the Secretary by 14 March.

The Annual General Meeting is your opportunity to have your say in the running of the Friends and we look forward to seeing you on 4 April.