MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
19th November 2015
Present ; 25 Members
Malcolm McSwan was in the Chair.
The Chairman explained that this meeting was the final AGM of Abernyte Community Company Limited (ACC) and the first AGM of ABERNYTE CIC ( Community Interest Company).
Following the decision taken at the last AGM to merge ACC with Abernyte Heritage Group, all the legal formalities affecting ACC have been completed and in particular at the EGM held on 25th August the members had approved resolutions
· To become a Community Interest Company
· To adopt new Articles of Association
· To change the name of the Company to ABERNYTE CIC
The Registrar of Communty interest Companies has approved the changes and issued a new Certificate of Incorporation dated 16th September 2015.
2. ANNUAL REPORT
The Chairman reported that the work of the Directors during the year had been mainly concerned with drafting the legal changes referred to in the introduction and liasing with the committee of Abernyte Heritage Group. The two organisations had also sounded out possible directors to take over after the AGM and manage the merged organisation.
In addition time had been spent ensuring residents were briefed on the planning applications for Abernyte Steading and a new project –The Abernyte Digital Archive- which it is hoped will be approved by the new board. Gordon Nicol then gave a brief summary of the project to the meeting.
The Chairman also advised that at the AGM of Abernyte Heritage Group which will follow this meeting, a resolution will be proposed to transfer the assets of the Group to Abernyte CIC and thus the merger process will go into implementation.
3. ANNUAL ACCOUNTS
The accounts for the year ended 30th June 2015 were presented to the meeting. These have been audited by Alan Vardy . There were no questions.
The meeting approved the accounts.
The following new Directors were proposed
NORMAN ALM CLAUDIA LACOUX
BARRY CAUDWELL ALISTAIR McPHERSON
IAN CAMPBELL MARIANNE WHITE
Three of the existing directors will retire MALCOLM Mc SWAN, SARAH PETRIE and SUE VARDY,
Gerard McGOLDRICK and GORDON NICOLL will remain on the Board.
These changes to the Directors of the Company were unanimously approved by the meeting.
The meeting closed to be followed by the AGM of Abernyte Heritage Group.