What does membership mean?
Most charitable organisations such as ours have a structure that is made up of members and Trustees. Membership is a key part of the Centre’s governance and ensures that the organisation is going in the right direction and is sound financially.
Being a member means you can support the Board of Trustees and have important opportunities to directly influence how the organisation is run. You will have voting rights on major matters raised at the Annual General Meeting (or any Extraordinary General Meeting). Annual General Meetings (AGMs) are a requirement where the Convener of the Board reports on the activities of the organisation over the year, where there is consideration of the annual accounts and the election/re-election of Trustees.
The main areas where members can use their voting rights at these meetings are around any changes to our governing document and the election/re-election of Trustees. An example of this recently was the voting by members to amend our governing document to allow the AGM to be held online because of the pandemic. There are other matters that members may wish to consider which would mean having more say in how the organisation works and develops.