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TMSA Newsletter Issue 1 2013
TMSA Newsletter Issue 1 2013

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7 December 2013. The Doric Bar, The Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen - use the Box Office entrance as the Main Doors will not be in use.

Notice of Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland AGM 2013

The Annual General Meeting of the TMSA will be held on:
Saturday 7 December 2013
2.30 – 3.30pm (refreshments from 2.00pm)
The Doric Bar, The Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

The venue is close to both Railway and Bus Stations, and parking areas.

As per the agenda on this notice, election and re-election of directors will take place at the AGM. Information on the election process is included on the back page.

If you are attending the AGM, please ensure that you bring your membership card or a note of your membership number with you. In the event of a vote it may be necessary to verify that you are entitled to vote.

If you are unable to attend and wish to provide a proxy vote, please complete and sign the relevant section on the page overleaf and ensure that your proxy brings this with them to the AGM.

AGENDA for TMSA AGM on Saturday 7 December, 2.30pm
Tea & coffee available from 2.00pm
1. Welcome from Fiona Campbell, National Convener
2. Apologies for Absence
3. Minutes of the AGM 2012
4. Convener’s Report
5. Presentation of Annual Report & Accounts
6. Elections to the Board (4 General Directors positions are available)
7. Appointment of Auditors/Independent Examiner
8. Nomination of Honorary Members
9. Motion to amend the Rules & Regulations of the TMSA:

Rule & Regulation: 15. Expulsion from Membership procedure
The member that is being considered for expulsion, will be written to by the Board, outlining the reasons why they are being considered for expulsion from the TMSA membership. The member then has the right to reply within 28 days. The Board would then make a decision which is final. If the member is not in arrears with their membership payments, they will be refunded the relevant sum of the remaining months of membership. The expelled member will be responsible for stopping any standing order they may have set up to pay their membership and the TMSA will not be responsible if this action is not undertaken.

10. Discussion around Forward Plans for the TMSA 2014 onwards including our 50th anniversary in 2016!

Election of Directors
This year, there are 4 places available on the Board of Directors. Nominees for election must have been TMSA members for at least one year (since November 2012). We can receive nominations, in the style suggested below, by post or email, no later than Wednesday 4 December 2013 to the National Office postal or email addresses, or in person at the AGM.

In the event of more nominations than there are vacancies, there will be an election by elimination on the day of the AGM, and proposers will speak in support of their nominee.

Director Nomination:

I _________________________________________________ (PRINT NAME), wish to nominate

_________________________________________________________ (PRINT NAME)

for election to a General Director position of the TMSA.

Signed________________________________________ Member Number:________

Seconded_____________________________________ Member Number: ________

I ________________________________(NOMINEE PRINT NAME) confirm that I am willing to

accept this nomination.

Signed _____________________________ Member Number: ________


Proxy Vote Form

I_______________________________________ (Member No. _________ ) authorise

_______________________________________ (Member No. _________ )

to act as my Proxy Vote at the TMSA AGM on Saturday 7 December 2013

Signed _________________________________________________

The person you nominate as a proxy on this form does not need to be a member of the TMSA however they may be asked to show this slip as proof of their entitlement to vote.

Should any vote be necessary details will be posted on the website by Wednesday 4 December so that you can instruct your proxy on how you wish them to vote.