The Annual General Meeting of the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) shall be held at 3.15 pm on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 in the Ampthill Suite, Grand Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA. Members of the Foundation are entitled to attend all general meetings or may appoint a proxy if notified in writing to the Charity at its registered office at least 48 hours before the start of the meeting. A form is available for this purpose upon request to the Secretary. General information about Membership of the Charity and what it involves is attached. Supporters (i.e. other subscribing members of London and Provincial Lodges) may also attend general meetings as observers, but may not vote. Supporters should be aware that space will be limited so not everyone may be accommodated and priority will be given to Members.
This being the first general meeting of the Foundation, there are no minutes to consider. The meeting is expected to last for about an hour and a half, and the Agenda is as follows.
DRESS: Lounge suit
- To note that since the incorporation of “The Masonic Foundation” in August 2015, Companies House and the Charity Commission have approved that the name of the Charity be changed to “Masonic Charitable Foundation” with effect from 11 December 2015.
- To note that on 7 March 2016, the Trustees resolved to dis-apply the requirement in Article 7.1(c) of the Company’s Articles of Association that the appointments of the first two representatives of Metropolitan Grand Lodge and the first two representatives of each Provincial Grand Lodge, required to constitute the Membership of the Company, shall occur at their respective annual meetings.
- To note and receive the annual report of the Trustees and the audited accounts of the Charity for the year ended 31 March 2016.
- To confirm the appointment of Knox Cropper as auditors of the Charity at a fee to be agreed by the Trustees.
- To receive a report on the activities of the Charity.
NB This section will form the main part of the meeting. It will consist of a number of presentations describing the work and the strategic development of the MCF. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions and generally learn more about the Charity so that they may speak about it at Lodge meetings or other local events. It will be designed to be instructive as well as informative, but no specific cases can be discussed in detail.
By Order of the Board