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PAM-Lingua merger -
2021 AGM - report and minutes.
- update 21 April 2021


The meeting went ahead as planned on 14 April at 6pm with only board members present. No requests were received to join the meeting from the membership.

The AGM was the normal AGM held each year to review activities, approve accounts and elect the board. In this case the accounts were approved and the board has agreed to stay on until the eventual merger of PAM-Lingua with another branch.

Subject to the conditions/restrictions imposed by the state of the Coronavirus pandemic in the summer, a potential summer gathering for the board and members may be arranged in late August. More on this will be decided in late May at the next board meeting.

As mentioned before, when a suitable merger partner has been found, approached and agreed as the new host for PAM-Lingua members, this matter will go to a specially convened general meeting for membership approval before being acted upon.

The minutes of the AGM are published here, with short note entries defining the outcome of each item on the agenda as supplied by PAM:

PAM - Lingua
STATUTORY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 14.04.2021
Date: 14 April
Place: Microsoft Teams
Attendees: PAM-Lingua Board plus members as invited and confirmed


MINUTES
Attending: Paul Allison, John Sigona, Daryl Taylor, Paul Whybrow.

Matters discussed

1.      
Opening of meeting 18.15

2.      
Determine legality and quorum of meeting
The meeting was lawfully convened.

3.      
Election of meeting officers
3.1.   
election of chairman Paul Allison
3.2.   
election of secretary Daryl Taylor
3.3.    election of scrutinisers of minutes n/a
3.4.   
election of vote counters n/a

4.      
Adoption of agenda Accepted as circulated

5.      
Announcements None

6.      
Discuss report of activities and accounts and the financial statements for 2020 Presented.

7.      
Present report of operations inspector/operations inspectors or auditor, approve financial statements and grant discharge to the board  There were no activities – The finances were OK as audited – All reports approved and board discharged.

8.      
Decide on how to use the surplus or cover the deficit Surplus of EUR 28.17 to be included in operating funds for future years.

9.      
Discuss matters raised by members, board and union executive committee / contribution by official None.

10.  
Any other business
Participants surprised that there was no election of board members, but the incumbent board will continue. August restaurant event discussed and recommended (Covid-19 permitting). Merger with another section still pending, as PAM officials explore our options. Board to convene on Teams at 17.00 on 31.5.21.
11.  

Closing of meeting
19.05
 
In fidem: Daryl Taylor

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John Sigona - Vice-chair

Daryl Taylor - Acting Chair/Treasurer

Paul Whybrow - Member

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