Friday, 21 June, 2019
is a membership organisation, with our membership holding democratic control over the governance and overall direction of the charity. On 18th May, we hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Resource for London, where our members gathered to debate and vote on motions that will affect the future of the charity.
Despite the grey skies, members came together and took part in the democratic process, having some fun along the way. We move around the UK between London, Birmingham and other varied locations to try and make our AGM as accessible as possible. This year we were in North London and we introduced some new activities for members to get stuck into on the day.
At events this year we have been inviting members of the public to test their knowledge about , our campaigns, and veganism itself. Members took the challenge in their stride, winning prize after prize. We also had a sticky wall, inviting feedback from members on some of our core objectives and work.
The day was centred on debating and voting on a number of key motions that will influence the work of the society. Thought provoking and inspiring debate was had by everyone, from the newer members to our longest standing trustees. In the end, seven motions were voted on, with the results as below:
As a result of the trustee election, our governing council is now: – Menna Jones (chair) – Jenifer Vinell (Vice-chair) – Stephen Walsh (Treasurer) – David Gore (Assistant Treasurer) – Salim Akbar – Eshe Kiama Zuri – Robb Masters – Jane McKears – Graham Neale – Ali Ryland
You can view their full profiles on our Council of Trustees page.
The AGM, as the name suggests, takes place annually, and really important decisions can and are made at the event, as well as being a great opportunity for members to meet and chat.
If you want to get involved, the first step is to become a member of . You can read more and sign up on . If you are already a member and want to learn more, you can read the full annual report in your and emailfor anything more specific.