Friends of the V&A EGM
Please find a copy of the official notice of this year’s Friends of the V&A Annual General Meeting here, which will be held at 6.00pm on Tuesday 22 November 2016. Mindful of last year’s high level of attendance, the meeting will be held in the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre. Please enter the Museum via the Secretariat Entrance on Cromwell Road (doors will open promptly at 6.00pm). In case you are unable to attend, a proxy form is available to download.
As well as this year’s Special Business, the AGM will include an update on how your support has helped the Museum this year, and is your opportunity to meet the Friends’ trustees and V&A staff.
As you will see the meeting is to focus on two subjects: initially to receive and approve matters related to the year ending March 2016, followed by consideration of two special resolutions, regarding the proposition to merge and unify the activities and administration of the Friends with those of the Museum.
You may recall this idea was first mooted over a year ago, and now after lengthy further considerations, the Trustees of the Friends and the Museum have decided it is both timely and appropriate to proceed with the merger. There will be gains in both administrative and financial matters while we have been assured by the Museum that there will be no change to the range of benefits and advantages enjoyed by Members as a result of the merger. When founded in 1976, a separate corporate structure for the Friends was required for fiscal considerations, but such considerations are no longer relevant.
Following further discussion at the AGM, the Trustees will seek your vote in support of the resolutions to allow the merger to proceed. If you are unable to attend, please prepare a proxy vote and return this to us by 20 November 2016.
Download the 2015/16 Annual Report
Download the 2014/15 Annual Report
If you require further commentary in advance of the meeting, please contact the Head of Friends, James Beardsworth, at email@example.com
We publish our Annual Report online to save paper and costs, but if you require a hard copy, please contact the Membership Office on 020 7942 2271 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org