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Notice of BGAJ AGM

By 3rd March 2020July 27th, 2023No Comments

The 77th Annual General Meeting of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists will be held at 12 noon on Friday, March 27 at NFU Mutual Sports & Social Club (FISCC), Knights Lane, Tiddington, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7BJ as part of the Guild’s second Digital Day training event.

Tickets to the Digital Training Day are now sold out, but you can register for an AGM-only ticket – which includes lunch – on this link, then email Guild secretary Nikki Robertson with a car registration number for secure parking.

The AGM will take place at noon, between the morning and afternoon sessions of the digital training sessions and before a buffet lunch is served.


09.30: CPD registration and coffee

09.55 – 10.00: Welcome from NFU Mutual

10.00 – 12.00: CPD – Podcasting your news, stories and ideas

11.30 – 12.00: AGM registration and coffee (for those not attending CPD)

12.00 – 13.00: AGM

13.00 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 15.30: CPD – Creating video news packages using a smartphone –

15.30: Close

In addition to getting updates on Guild events, awards and international travel opportunities, members will be asked to elect a Chairman with Olivia Cooper nominated by the directors. Guild Chaplain, Geoff Dodgson, is happy to continue in his role.

Also, up to four directors can be elected to join the management Council – read more about what they do here. Guild secretary Nikki Robertson must receive seconded nominations for candidate directors willing to stand for election by the end of today, Tuesday, 3 March.

Any member wanting to put a motion for consideration at the meeting must notify the secretary by Monday 9 March.

Any member unable to attend the AGM but wishing to have their vote counted on the day can appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf; a proxy must be registered with the secretary no more than 48 hours before the meeting. A reminder – associate members of the Guild (Friends, Retired, Student and Honorary members) do not have a vote.

We look forward to meeting and socialising with many Guild members on the day.

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