ACAT Annual General Meeting 2017
22nd September 2017


Notice of ACAT Annual General Meeting 2017

Date:  Friday, 22 September, 2017 from 17.00 to 18.00
Venue:  B52 Lecture Theatre, Business School South, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB

and Request for Nominations to the Board of Trustees


Notice

We hereby give notice that the ACAT Annual General Meeting 2017 will be held during the International CAT Conference from 17.00 – 18.00 on Friday, 22 September, 2017 in the B52 Lecture Theatre, Business School South, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB.

Map and Directions: please click on: University of Nottingham website (please note you are looking for the Jubilee Campus).


Request for Nominations to the Board of Trustees

It is required by our Memorandum and Articles of Association that at each AGM at least one third of our Trustees stands down (with the opportunity to stand for re-election if so wished).  ACAT currently has twelve trustees and the following eight will be standing down at the 2017 AGM: 

Jason Hepple – Chair of ACAT, Stephen White – Treasurer and Company Secretary and Sue Yabsley are standing down and not seeking re-election.

The following five trustees are standing down and will be standing for re-election:  Jay Dudley, Ruth Carson, Alison Jenaway, Liz McCormick and Robert Watson.

Have you thought about standing as an ACAT Trustee? Click here to read more about the invaluable role of trustees within ACAT .

Nominations to the Board of Trustees with and without office are invited from voting members of ACAT (fully paid up Practitioners, Psychotherapists and Life Members).  A nomination form can be downloaded from further down this page or requested by email to susanvanbaars@acat.me.uk and the original must be received by the ACAT Office no later than 12.00 noon on Friday, 18 August, 2017.  ACAT welcomes nominations for lay people as well as members of ACAT.  There are up to two places on the Board open to lay people (there is currently one Lay vacancy) and the maximum number of Trustees on the Board (including lay members) is twelve.

The list of those nominated and therefore standing for election will be detailed in the AGM booklet of papers to be sent out to all members by post early September 2017.  This booklet will also contain agenda, annual reports, annual accounts etc. 


Voting by Proxy

If you cannot attend the meeting but wish to vote on the reports to be submitted to the AGM as well as those nominated to the Board of Trustees, a Voting by Proxy Form is included in the AGM booklet. These will be posted out and also available on the ACAT website from early September.   

Please note:  the closing date for receipt of Voting by Proxy is Monday, 18 September, 2017 at 12 noon


7th International CAT Conference

As mentioned, the AGM is being held during the 7th International CAT Conference 20 – 23 September, 2017.  The Conference this year is entitled “New Frontiers in CAT Understanding and Practice”.  For more information and booking go to the link at the top of the right hand side of the Home Page on the ACAT website or click here.
We do hope to welcome you to both events.  However, you are, of course, welcome to attend just the AGM (no charge) if you wish.


Timeline Leading up to the AGM 2017:

Thursday, 13 July, 2017:

Notice of AGM and Request for Nominations sent to members by email

 

Notice of AGM and Request for Nominations on the ACAT Website

 

Nomination Form available for download from the website

Friday, 18 August, 2017 at 12.00 noon:   

Closing date for receipt of nominations to the Board of Trustees

(originals only please by post)

Early September:

AGM Booklet sent out by post to members - voting by proxy form included and Voting by Proxy opens

 

AGM booklet also available on the ACAT website

 

Voting by Proxy form also on website for download

Monday, 18 September, 2017 at 12 noon:  

Closing date for submission of Voting by Proxy forms

(originals only please by post)

Friday, 22 September, 2017 at 17.00: 

Annual General Meeting

If you have any questions about the AGM then please do not hesitate to contact the ACAT Office on 01305 263511 or email: susanvanbaars@acat.me.uk

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to the 2017 AGM and 7th International CAT Conference in Nottingham.

Jason Hepple | Chair of ACAT


Elections to ACAT's Board of Trustees

ACAT's AGM is being held on 22 September 2017 and during this meeting a required number of Trustees stand down and elections are held for the vacancies.  Those interested in standing need to be nominated and nominations are now open.

Have you thought about standing?  

Click here to read more about the invaluable role of trustees within ACAT .

Trustee Vacancies this AGM 2017:
Chair of ACAT
Vice Chair of ACAT
Treasurer
plus five trustees without office

Nomination form further down this page

This year there will be three key roles - Trustees with Office - vacant at this AGM.
Jason Hepple - Chair of ACAT for the past six years - is standing down
Stephen While - Treasurer and Company Secretary for nearly ten years - is also standing down
and Robert Watson - Vice-Chair of ACAT since 2013 is standing down from this office.

There are also vacancies on the Board of Trustees without office.

Please click here for full information about the AGM and how to nominate for any of the roles above.  A nomination form is also available for download once clicked through to the AGM page or alternatively email: susanvanbaars@acat.me.uk for a form.

Nominations must be received by the ACAT office by 12 noon on 18 August, 2017 - by post and original signatures.  Form received after this date cannot be considered.

Have you thought about standing?   Find the nomination form for download further down this page

Vacancies AGM 2017:

  1. Chair of ACAT

  2. Vice Chair

  3. Treasurer and Co Secretary

  4. plus five Trustees without office 


 


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