The 2021 AGM has now concluded, thank you to all participants.

No amendments were notified, so voting is not necessary.

Consequently the Report of Last AGM, Chairperson's Report and Financial Report have all been approved, the existing committee has been re-elected, and VAO have been appointed as Examiner of Accounts for 2021/22.

Steven Heddle, for the committee, 1st September 2021

The report of the AGM can be read here.



Dear Orkneycommunities.co.uk membership,

Orkneycommunities.co.uk is once again holding an online AGM, which will take place at http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/AGM/

Agenda items, timescale, and voting process

 Standing agenda items are

1. Report of last AGM
2. Chairperson's report
3. Financial report
4. Election of committee
5. Appointment of Examiner of Accounts

Additional agenda items are to be notified to [email protected] by 22nd August 2021.

Thereafter the AGM will commence and discussion will take place for one week on agenda items for the w/c 23 August 2021 i.e. until end of 30th August 2021.

During this time amendments to agenda items can be notified.

If necessary, voting will then take place for one week on the Agenda items and any amendments notified for w/c 31st August 2021 i.e. until 5th September 2021. Members will be reminded of this at the time if voting is necessary.

To participate please register your acceptance or otherwise of the agenda items present from 23 August 2021 by placing a comment at the item, identifying yourself and your group. Participation is encouraged to ensure the Online AGM is quorate. 

Each Group which is a member of Orkneycommunities.co.uk (i.e. has an orkneycommunities.co.uk website) has one vote, and is strongly encouraged to use it!

Due to the nature of the online AGM there is no AOCB section, and therefore all items for discussion are listed as a separate agenda item. Members are invited to forward any items they wish to appear on the Agenda prior to the start of the AGM, by 22nd August 2021.

Election of committee

Members are also encouraged to become a member of the orkneycommunities.co.uk Management Committee. All nominations to Committee are to be received by end 22nd August 2021, with all member organisations of orkneycommunities.co.uk eligible to nominate a representative to stand for the Management Committee. 

The current committee has 4 voting members, with up to 12 voting members allowed by our constitution. The four existing members will be going forward for re-election. In the event of there being more than 12 nominations the committee membership will be determined by a vote during the AGM.

The current committee membership is:

Jan Judge (Orkney Creative Hub, Chair)
Dennis Bichan (Kirkwall Kayak Club, Vice-chair)
Walter Gorman (Orkney Association of Youth Clubs)
Steven Heddle (Webmaster)

Voluntary Action Orkney (Secretary)
Voluntary Action Orkney (Treasurer)

Ideas and suggestions

Members are encouraged to contact the webmaster at any time with suggestions on how to improve Orkneycommunities.co.uk, to report problems, or to request training on how to use the system. Please contact Steven Heddle on 877119 or email [email protected]

Change of details

If your contact details for web administrator or treasurer for invoicing have changed please send updated details to Anne Stacey at VAO, [email protected]

Best wishes,

Steven Heddle, for the committee.

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