Common Tern by Robin Chittenden
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Norfolk Wildlife Trust will be held on 19 November 2020 at 6pm.

This year we have decided, due to the ongoing health crisis, that our AGM will take place as a Zoom webinar to ensure as many members as possible can join us. Please register to attend using the form below.

We ask all members who wish to vote to do so using the form on the back page of their AGM leaflet recently posted to members, or to download a copy below.

Please also do raise any questions via the form or online in advance so we will be able to answer these on the day or respond to you directly.

 

FORMAL BUSINESS

  1. To receive the Report of Council and approve the Report and audited Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2020 – Resolution 1
  2. To re-appoint Larking Gowen LLP as the Trust’s auditors and authorise Council to determine their remuneration – Resolution 2
  3. To elect/re-elect members of Council (see below for candidate profiles)
  • Ben Garrod – Resolution 3
  • Jeff Price – Resolution 4
  • John Sharpe – Resolution 5
By order of Council
Pamela Abbott
Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary

At the conclusion of item 3, the formal business of the AGM will be brought to a close. Informal items will follow. Under company law items dealt with informally cannot result in binding decisions.

 

INFORMAL BUSINESS

Address by NWT Chair, Alice Liddle
Presentation of the Sydney Long memorial Medal 2020
Discussion of any matters raised by NWT members: please submit questions in advance via the postal form or using the enquiry form below
 

Guest speaker: Brigit Strawbridge Howard, Dancing With Bees: A Journey Back To Nature

At this point members will join Cley Calling Presents. NWT Wildlife Ambassador, Nick Acheson will interview Brigit Strawbridge Howard, wildlife gardener and bee advocate. She will look at the differences between honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees; what we can do to help pollinators in our gardens; and how bees helped her rediscover her love of the natural world.

Election of Council members

There are six vacancies on Council this year. Three candidates have been nominated: Ben Garrod for election, Jeff Price for re-election and John Shapre for re-election. The candidates will be proposed for election at the AGM on a show of hands.

Ben Garrod

Ben is Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia. He is also an author and an award-winning BBC science broadcaster, presenting many of his own series and alongside Sir David Attenborough. He has worked all over the world, mainly with great ape conservation, and studied how species evolve on islands for his doctorate. Ben grew up on the east Norfolk coastline and is a passionate zoologist. He works with other numerous charities and before joining the board of trustees, was an Ambassador for NWT. Having lived and worked across the planet, he still loves nothing better than to explore parts of wild Norfolk with his dog, Jack.

Jeff Price

Currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and A/Professor of Biodiversity and Climate Change at UEA, Jeff has had a long career working with agencies and conservation organisations. For example, Director of the U.S. Important Bird Areas Program, Senior Scientist for Climate Change Adaptation for World Wildlife Fund, a University instructor and a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

John Sharpe

John spent 30 years as a professional conservationist, including 25 for the RSPB, latterly as Conservation Manager for Eastern England. He has led teams giving conservation advice to farmers and successfully influenced decision makers in National and Local Government to protect and enhance wildlife. He was a member of the Broads Authority for eight years and Environment Agency Flood Defence Committees for more than 17 years, working to ensure that the role of the natural environment was valued and taken into account. Consequently he combines knowledge of the nuts-and-bolts of conservation with a strategic overview.
If you wish to attend the AGM Zoom webinar please register below. We ask all members who wish to vote to do so by postal vote using the form below. For joint memberships, a second form should be submitted; the membership number must be listed for verification. You may still appoint the chair of the meeting to vote on your behalf. For the election of council, no postal ballot of members is required, but the option to vote is given to all members.

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Register for the AGM

Please complete your details to be registered for the AGM Zoom webinar on 19 November. Details will be emailed to you at the beginning of November. If you have any questions you would like to raise at the AGM, please use the details box below.
 
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Thank you, we look forward to you joining us!