BHS Update

JanetGeorge

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The first hint of success for our campaign: an e-mail sent to BHS Members today - some members do not get e-mails so read it here:

Dear Member,

As you may know, the Board recently proposed some amendments to the British Horse Society’s Articles of Association, and these were scheduled to be put to a vote at the general meeting held on 5 January. During the meeting, members had the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes, and members asked the Board of Trustees to consider various issues. A resolution to adjourn the meeting was then passed, to allow more time for those issues to be considered.

The Board of Trustees has two options: 1. Decide to reconvene the meeting and ask the members to reconsider the original amendments; or 2. Decide to adjourn the meeting indefinitely in order to consider different amendments or none We have decided to adjourn the meeting indefinitely. That means the vote on the changes to the Articles proposed at that meeting will not go ahead, and a new general meeting will be proposed in due course, at which any proposed changes would be considered afresh.

In the meantime, the Board of Trustees would like to invite members to contribute to the development of the Board’s plans for the future strategy of The British Horse Society, including the governance issues raised on 5 January. We plan to hold informal meetings, the first three alongside our 2019 National Conventions, at the times and venues below, and would like to extend an open invitation to all members. The meetings will be a chance for the Board and Executive to bring members into the discussion about the future strategy for The British Horse Society, and to allow members to ask questions and give their views. Date Location Time Tuesday 26 March Hartpury College, Gloucester 7.00pm to 9.00pm Tuesday 9 April Morris Equestrian Centre, Kilmarnock 7.00pm to 9.00pm Tuesday 14 May Cavan Equestrian, Ireland 7.00pm to 9.00pm Tuesday 16 July The British Horse Society offices, Warwickshire 10.30 am to 12.30pm

We look forward to meeting you. Best wishes, David Sheerin Chairman of the Board of Trustees Tel: 02476 840500 Email: generalmeeting@bhs.org.uk
 

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Well they had the correct email address, and sent me a copy of yesterday's message, which arrived promptly. I received the January news one, has the Feb one been sent yet?
 

JanetGeorge

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The latest e-mail today was sent to Members of BHS - and our FB Group - who had originally signed the letter we sent. This was how it started: it was from the Chairman.

"Further to our invitation to meet with you on Friday 28 February from 10 to 12, at the BHS offices, I would like to confirm that the meeting will be attended by myself, some Trustees, Lynn Petersen CEO and members of the Executive. This meeting will give you the opportunity for us to discuss some of the issues which are causing you concern. I would like us to agree on the agenda before the meeting and would welcome suggestions for items which you would like included. The original invitation was for circa five members, named in the original email, to attend the meeting. Please can you advise the names of those who will be attending."

The balance of the e-mail was the bumph about Regional Meetings later - still some BIG parts of the country where a meeting is NOT scheduled.

Obviously this response - and the statement of who will/can attend is totally unacceptable to us.
 
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