By: Helen Castle
Thank you to all who attended our AGM on 27 February 2021, at which we gave an update on our activities, including those of our trading subsidiary companies and a Financial Statement.
We also announced the outcome of the postal vote for the election of directors. In order to be elected to the Board candidates needed to receive more than 50% of the valid votes cast. The following candidates were elected: -
Callum Flaws, Sarah Foulds, Eric Shortland, Richard Tipper, Alison Mainland (re-elected) and Peter Roebuck (re-elected). They join Carole Maguire, Kayleigh Tipper and Carolyne Tunbridge on the Board.
Thank you to all the candidates who put their names forward.
A special thank you to John Garson who leaves the Board having spent 14 years as a Director, including the last 3 years as Chair.
For the draft minutes please click here
In Other News..
The latest approved REW DT Board meeting minutes from 07 April 2021 can be accessed here
This report has been compiled by our project consultants, Alan Jones Associates, and is based on the responses to the survey issued to all adult residents on Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre in December/January.
This is the first step of our planned community consultation. Unfortunately, we have been unable to proceed with the next steps due to further Covid-19 restrictions announced just before Christmas. We are hopeful that the consultation will be able to continue as planned over the next couple of months, so please look out for further information in due course.
In the meantime, should anyone have any questions regarding The Pier Project, please do not hesitate to ask us.
To view the report (PDF), please click here.
Voting slips were posted out to all of our Full Members earlier this week, so this is a reminder to ensure that your vote is returned to VAO no later than Thursday 25th February 2021.
Here's some important information when filling in your voting slip:
* Vote for a maximum of 9 candidates (you can vote for less than 9 if you wish), by placing an 'X' in the appropriate box
* Your voting slip should then be folded and put into the envelope which shows your membership number on the front. This envelope should then be sealed, and you must sign the label on the front of this envelope, to ensure that your vote is valid.
* The envelope containing your completed voting slip should be put into the envelope addressed to Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO), and this should be returned to VAO, by post, to arrive at VAO no later than Thursday 25th February 2021. This is because VAO are the independant scrutineers for REWDT - none of our staff or Directors will be involved in the count, and so voting slips should not be returned to REWDT.
Associate Members and non-member residents are not entitled to vote in Director elections, in accordance with our Articles of Association, so voting slips have only be sent to Full Members of REWDT.
The outcome of the postal vote will be announced by our Chair, John Garson at the REWDT AGM on Saturday 27th February 2021.