OBJECT AGM 2012 – Election of OBJECT Board of Directors
NOMINATIONS - Join the OBJECT Board of Directors and play a leading role in ending sex-object culture!
OBJECT's AGM (Annual General Meeting) will be held in London from 2pm - 4.30pm on Sunday, June 24th 2012. You must be a member to attend the AGM. Become a member here
Every year, OBJECT Members elect our Board of Directors (also known as the OBJECT Management Committee). All currently serving committee members stand down, and those who wish to stand again may do so along with any new candidates.
This is an exciting opportunity for members to join the OBJECT Board of Directors.
As a Board member you will help lead the direction of one of the most prominent feminist organisations in the UK, campaigning to challenge the objectification of women and to end all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.
We very much hope that you will take this opportunity and that you will join us in this way!
Everyone who wants to stand for election needs to be:
1. An OBJECT member themselves (become a member here)
2. Nominated by TWO other OBJECT members.
[Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further information, help or support with any of this.]
We are able to accept up to 10 committee members, including 5 Officer positions: Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Activist Representative. If you would like to put yourself forward for any of these positions, please make this clear on your application form. There is more information about Management Committee Roles and the organisation at the bottom of this newsletter.
All application forms must be emailed to OBJECT by Friday June 8th 2012. Unfortunately, nominations received after that date cannot be accepted.
Candidates’ statements and nomination details will be emailed to all members by Sunday June 10th (addresses and other personal information, of course, will not be included).
Voting will take place at the AGM by secret ballot. Members who are unable to attend the AGM will be able to vote via proxy, email or post. Details for doing this, and of the AGM more generally, will be sent shortly.
If you would like more information about any of the above, including the opportunity to correspond with somebody about the role of a Board Member and what it will entail in more detail, please email email@example.com and we will be happy to be in contact.
Nomination Forms to become an OBJECT Board member
Please fill in the following forms and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8th June:
1. Application Form
2. Skills Audit (please indicate your relevant skills)
3. Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form
Attending the AGM on June 24th
More information will be sent about the AGM, including an agenda, but if you know that you would like to attend, please email email@example.com so that we can start having an idea of numbers. It will be a great opportunity to meet staff and other members and to help be part of thinking about the next steps for OBJECT.
Submission of motions to amend the Articles of Association
We are also inviting members to submit requests for any motions they would like submitted at the AGM to amend the OBJECT Articles of Association (Such changes must be in accordance with Companies House 2006). The deadline for submitting motions is alsoFriday June 8th, with suggested motions being emailed to all
members by Sunday June 10th.
Please email all suggested motions, or questions about the process to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Useful Information for Candidates
• Brief History of OBJECT
• Articles of Association
• OBJECT Annual Report and Accounts September 2009 - August 2010
• OBJECT Organisational Chart
• Management Committee Roles and Responsibilities
• OBJECT Equality and Diverstity policy
• Relevant excerpt from the Conflict of Interest Policy
(NB the follwing year's Annual Report and Accounts will be circulated before the AGM)
And don't forget, we have two job vacancies at the moment! See here for more details!
Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you soon and we hope to see you at the AGM!
Individual Membership - click HERE
Organisation Membership - click HERE