Dear Kitchener Scholar,
Re. Postponement of the Annual General Meeting
In recent years the KSA has adopted the practice of combining the AGM with the Annual Dinner and had been intending to do so this year as well. However the Committee took the decision last night to postpone the AGM, as it now seems impractical to proceed as planned.
For the first time in many years, the election of officers will be contested this year, and to be fair to the candidates, this will require a much greater time than for an uncontested election, and there is not enough room in the evening’s schedule to allow this.
In addition, although they are almost finished, the accounts had not been perfected to the satisfaction of our new Treasurer before he was mobilised in support of continuing operations in Afghanistan. His three-month deployment in Cyprus delays the accounting process, and we would rather provide accounts that we know are correct.
For these two reasons, the AGM has been postponed and will now take place at a date to be fixed, probably in June.
Needless to say the Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony will go on as planned in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal College of Defence Studies. In addition to the reasons explained above, postponing the AGM allows us to make full use of the RCDS’s stunning panelled lecture theatre for our Awards Ceremony. This is the first time that the KSA has been able to use this venue (it is not open to the public) so we look forward to congratulating the new scholars in fine style. If you are attending the dinner, please note that the Awards Ceremony will commence at 7.15pm prompt.
Kitchener Scholars Association