The BKKS AGM Sunday 29th April 2018

All the people that were nominated,  proposed and seconded have been successfully appointed.

We had very constructive AGM  where a number of points were discussed.

The accounts for the year to April 2018 have been agreed and an additional amount of money was made available for the Show Committee.    A new Committee was also elected by a combination of online votes and votes from the members present.   One additional person was nominated at the meeting as a Committee member and that was Larry Lambert who has taken on responsibility of BKKS Section liaison.

A very big thank you was made to the outgoing Committee for all their work over the last few years under difficult circumstance.

The new BKKS Committee is as follows:-

Position

Nominee

Proposed by

Seconded by

Chairman Bob Jacobs Cliff Beckett Syd Mitchell
Treasurer George MacRitchie Archie Dick William Morland
General Secretary Syd Mitchell Bob Jacobs Ralph Pegden
Membership Secretary Ralph Pegden Glynn Marley Peter Jarvis
Magazine Editor / Webmaster Ralph Pegden Glynn Marley Peter Jarvis
Events Officer Chris Thomas Adrian Watts Bob Jacobs
Committee Member Jasmin Ryan Syd Mitchell Cliff Beckett
Sections Co- ordinator Larry Lambert Bob Jacobs Cliff Beckett

 

As the New Chairman I hope to continue the work started after Septembers EGM and move the BKKS forward.
Bob Jacobs

BKKS Annual General Meeting

Heart of England Conference and Events Centre
Meriden Road
Fillongley
Nr Coventry
CV7 8DX

Important Message from the BKKS Committee

At the EGM Last September we all agreed that the BKKS needed to move forward and bring itself up to date and to try and offer more benefits to its members if it was going to survive.

Part of the move forward saw four new members join the main committee last September to help in that regard.

To date we have developed a New web site for both the BKKS and the BKKS National Show.  Both web sites are kept up to date and we are developing the member’s area on the main site.  The Show web site also features online booking for Show vats, Dealer stands and Party bookings  at this year’s National which is proving to be very successful.

The first BKKS online magazine has been circulated to members and the initial feedback has been very positive.  Further issues are under development.  A Committee member also represented the BKKS at a recent meeting with OATA and DEFRA in respect of Pet Licensing in the UK.

The Main Committee wants to be sure that it is a new start for the BKKS and ensure it has the backing of as many of the members as possible.

So, the Main Committee has decided at the end of business at the AGM on Sunday 29th April, the whole Committee will stand down.   All Committee positions will then be up for election.  Some of the existing Committee would like to continue and have put themselves up for re-election along with new additional Nominees already submitted plus Nominations put forward at the meeting.   This will keep the continuity of only electing one main Committee post each year.  The length of office will be determined by the current Club rules.  On-line voting has now ended.

When we get to the election of officers at the AGM nominations for each post will be put forward and attendees will be asked to vote.   These votes will then be added to the list of collated votes received prior to the AGM.  The winning Nominee will then be elected to the said post.

If you have not already voted on-line you are invited to come along to Coventry on Sunday, meet those standing for election and vote in person.  This way we hope to get as full a participation of the membership as possible, which will give the new Committee for 2018/19 a strong mandate to move forward.

Nominees, proposers and seconders as at 14th April 2018

Position Nominee Proposed by Seconded by
Chairman Bob Jacobs Cliff Beckett Syd Mitchell
Treasurer George MacRitchie Archie Dick William Morland
General Secretary Syd Mitchell Bob Jacobs Ralph Pegden
Membership Secretary Ralph Pegden Glynn Marley Peter Jarvis
Magazine Editor / Webmaster Ralph Pegden Glynn Marley Peter Jarvis
Public Relations Officer
Events Officer Chris Thomas Adrian Watts Bob Jacobs
Minutes Secretary
Committee Member Jasmin Ryan Syd Mitchell Cliff Beckett
Committee Member
Equipment Officer **

 

** The Equipment Officer is an Ex-officio (non-voting) post.  There is no need to attend meetings or submit monthly reports.  We just need someone who can hold the keys to the storage container,at Coventry CV7 8BJ, and go there to open it whenever equipment is being taken out or stored.

Due to interleaving the dates of the positions of the Committee Officers,(Chairman, Treasurer and General Secretary), on a three year rotation, these are the periods the successful nominees at the 2018 AGM will serve on the Committee before re-election becomes due.  After that, the normal three year term for the Officers and two year terms for other Committee Members will apply.

All committee posts and terms of Office:-

Chairman                                  2 years
Treasurer                                  3 years
General Secretary               1 year
Editor/ Webmaster            2 years
Membership Secretary    2 years
Public Relations Officer  2 years
Events Officer                       2 years
Minutes Secretary              2 years
Committee members        2 years
(can be more than one)
Equipment Officer              2 years

Regards,  The Current BKKS Committee

As a National body, the British Koi-Keepers Society provides support for the local Koi Clubs. We consider these Clubs are a vital part of the hobby and it should be our role to provide a central infrastructure to assist them wherever possible.

Become a BKKS Member

If you are not currently a member of the BKKS, we actively encourage you to join and become part of the future developments. The current Full UK BKKS annual membership subscription is just £17.00 and information on how to join can be found on our Subscriptions page. .

We sincerely hope that you can see from our website that the BKKS Committee are working hard to move the Society forwards. We hope that you and your members will choose to join us in this journey towards a bright and exciting future.

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