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Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society
Annual General Meeting 05 September 2020

Dear All,

Our first virtual AGM has now taken place and the results are as follows –

  • The minutes of the AGM meeting held on 08 June 2019 were accepted.
  • There were no matters arising.
  • The results of the Election of Officers were as follows-
    • President Stephen John Ward – Elected
    • Chairman Sheila Court – Elected
    • Secretary – Vacancy
    • Treasurer Ian White – Elected
    • Membership Secretary Susan Elizabeth Foster – Elected
    • Editor Hazel Johnson – Elected
    • Independent Examiner – Vacancy
  • No nominations for the two vacancies were received from the voters. The two remaining vacancies
    will be re-advertised and reviewed by the Executive Committee at their next meeting.
  • The election of the Branch Representatives was noted.
  • There were no resolutions put forward by members, branches or the Executive Committee.
  • The accounts were accepted.
  • Date of the Next Meeting will be Saturday 15 May 2021.

This concluded the business of the Annual General Meeting.

The Open Forum produced only two responses and these are being discussed and the outcome will be advised in the November journal.

The meeting was quorate but only just – out of 1155 members only 25 members voted and to be quorate we needed 23.

On behalf of the Executive Committee and myself I would like to thank all those who took the trouble to take part.

Next year we hope to be returning to our usual format of a One Day Conference concluding with the AGM and the date has been set for Saturday 15th May 2021. Please put this date in your diary and we hope you will join us then.

It looks as though holding face-to-face meetings will not be possible for the remainder of the year and we will be looking to extend virtual meetings. These have already been trialled by our Chorley and London branches and now we need to consider how the concept can be rolled out to our other branches.

Keep safe.

Yours sincerely,

Sheila Court
Chairwoman
Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

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  • To advance the study of genealogy, heraldry, and family history
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  • To collaborate with organisations and bodies who have custody of records
  • To operate an information service and build up a library

Formed in 1973 as the Rossendale Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (Lancashire), the Society now has twelve branches in Lancashire, together with one in London where members meet regularly. The society also has a worldwide community of family historians with roots in Lancashire. Please check out the benefits of membership for yourself.

The area we cover is shown shaded green on the adjacent map. The Society has branches in Blackburn, Bury, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster & Morecambe, Pendle and Burnley, Preston, Rochdale and Rossendale. There are branches covering Heraldry and Irish Ancestry. The London and South branch holds joint meetings with members of the Cumbria Family History Society.

On joining the Society members are entitled to visit and take part in meetings held by all the branches. Members can use the facilities of any branch, such as its library, holdings of microfiche and CDs. Some branches have fiche readers that can be borrowed for use at home.

Each branch organises its own programme of events and activities. Details of these, together with locations and meeting timetables, can be found in the Branches section of the website and in the Society Journal.

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