The Guild had a very successful virtual AGM on 30th May. All business was completed with 118 members attending. More information will be available later but in the meantime here are the records of the attendees and those who sent apologies.
VE Day Anniversary & ODG Ringing Day
The government announced earlier this year that the May Day bank holiday in
2020 is to be moved from the Monday to the following Friday (8th May) to
bring it in line with the anniversary of VE Day. They and the Central
Council of Church Bell Ringers have asked for special ringing that day and
preferably at 7:00pm. Further details can be found at
Our Ringing Day will also take place on that day in Vale of White Horse
Branch, ending early enough in the day for ringers to ring in their own
towers for the VE Anniversary celebrations.
Guild AGM & Eight Bell Competition
We are moving the eight-bell striking competition to the same day (and
location) as the Guild AGM. The Old North Berks Branch will host these
activities on Saturday 16th May. Our thought is to start the competition at
2:00pm and to follow it with the business meeting (c 4:15pm) with the
results of the competition announced during the meeting. The other
arrangements for the day will be announced later.
In recent years the Guild striking contests have been a good gathering of
members with plenty of socialising, whilst we have seen Branches that have
been hosting the AGM have faced challenges organising activities that
attract members to the AGM day. Hence the proposal is to combine the
eight-bell contest, which has previously been held on the early May Day bank
holiday, and the AGM.
The Guild calendar has been updated to show all the events in the coming 9 months. View it at https://odg.org.uk/diary/.
Details for the 2019 AGM are now available. Below are links to the poster, map, agenda with papers, and accounts.
Since this AGM has a resolution concerning the merger of the Restoration Fund into the Bell Fund, you may wish to have sight of the relevant rules of the two Funds.